Exploring Careers

Goals:

  • Investigate industries and career paths
  • Try out career interests through experience
  • Consider graduate or professional study


The Mosaic: Your Major and Beyond. From coursework to research and internships, many pieces of your experience help determine the path that’s right for you. Learn more

More to Explore:

Research: Arm Yourself with Information You have many avenues for finding out which careers might meet your criteria.

Career Beam Use this online tool (accessible through BU CareerLink) to identify your ideal work environment, read industry reports, and explore organizations of interest.

Informational Interviewing Online research can answer many questions, but only an insider can give you the real scoop.

Internships: Getting Your Feet Wet There’s nothing like firsthand knowledge, and an internship can help you decide if a field or industry is right for you.

Graduate School Some careers call for advanced degrees or certifications. Learn the ins and outs of choosing a postgraduate academic path.

Recommended Reading List

Cool Careers for Dummies, by Marty Nemko and Paul and Sarah Edwards Panicked Student’s Guide To Choosing a College Major, by Laurence Shatkin VGM Professional Career Series + Opportunities Series, Published by VGM Career Horizons division of NTC Publishing Group (selected volumes available from BU Libraries) Choosing a College Major: How to Chart Your Ideal Path

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