Career exploration and decision-making is a cyclical and ongoing process as well as an investment in yourself.
When making important life decisions, it is strategic to gather information from multiple resources and weigh that information against our understanding, experience, sense of who we are, and what we believe is possible at a given point in time. As we evolve and the world changes around us, it is natural for us to reassess what we want/need, what is possible, and how to get there from “here”. This is a cyclical, developmental, and utterly human process. Whether you are just entering the work world or a seasoned professional, exploring professional opportunities and developing skills/knowledge to advance on your career path is common ground.
The resources provided in the Career Exploration section of the website can be used to gather perspective and empower yourself to make more informed career and education decisions – now and throughout your professional journey.
Career Exploration Overview
- Career Exploration Process (video)
- What is included in the Career Exploration Process?
- Career Paths: What are they?
- Career Goal Setting and Action Planning
- Career Exploration Workshops and Events
- Career Assessments
- Reality Checking
- Marketable Skills
- Occupation Research
- Labor Market Research
- Informational Interviewing
- Education Research
- Work-Informed and Work-Based Learning
To get additional career planning and exploration support, consider registering for the following 1-credit course at Greenfield Community College:
Introduces students to the career exploration and planning process. Students use online tools and supplemental resources to complete self-assessments, engage in self-reflection, gather information about careers of interest, and relate potential careers to educational opportunities. Through this class, students create an action plan for achieving their education and career goals. If you have questions or would like to register, contact Chaitali Brahmbhatt, email@example.com