Occupational Exploration: Find out what careers are out thereCheck out these great web sites for occupations in various fields and great overviews including, job tasks, working conditions, information about training and education needed, earnings, job outlook, and more
O*Net –Occupational Information Network - US Dept. of Labor
Career information in outline format including: tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, values, education required, related careers and state and national salary ranges. Includes videos and wages by state as well as national.
OOH - Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Dept. of Labor
Includes nature of work, working conditions, employment statistics, training required, job outlook, earnings, related occupations and sources of additional information.
FOCUS (UCSC career exploration and assessment tool)
Go to the Focus page and create an account. Once you are into the main menu, go the “Research Any Career: Explore the Possibilities” section. You can search careers by name, industry or major.
Occupational outlook information, wage and trend information, discussion of relevant skills and abilities, as well as online video "snapshots" of specific occupations.
Information on 900 occupations includes California state specific wages, worker attributes, job characteristics, and more. Includes an interest assessment.
California Occupational Guide Includes job duties, working conditions, job outlook, wages, benefits, education and other requirements, and training specific to California.
Information Interviews: Talk to professionals
Talk to community members, alumni and relatives to get information about their careers. Link to the Information Interview Guide for guidance on how to ask for and conduct an information interview.
Connect with alumni who are willing to do this either. Check out the Career Advice Network and the Alumni Association Mentor database.
Career Related Student Groups: Develop connections
Find out about and considering joining a career–related student organization at UCSC.
FREE BROCHURES, MAGAZINES AND HANDOUTS related to:
- Grad schools test information – GRE, GMAT, LSAT, CBEST
- Law school information
- Career and job information
BOOKS AND INFORMATION BINDERS including:
- Graduate and Professional School directories and guides
- Career Exploration
- Job Search
- Information about various career fields
- Internship Information
The Career Center Computer Lab
Access for on line job and internships listings and other Internet resources.
(Word is not available to create and print resumes or other documents.)