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Undecided about a career or major? We've got ideas to help!

 

Deciding on a successful career path involves understanding yourself, your options, your goals and the actions needed to accomplish them. 

Whether you're looking to launch your first career or transition to something new, Waubonsee is ready to guide you through the decision-making process that leads to a successful and satisfactory career path. And best of all, these resources are free! 

Taking the First Step

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Talk to an Academic and Career Advisor who can introduce and explain career assessment tools, career exploration resources, academic program options and paths, along with internships and service learning opportunities. 

Career Development
(630) 466-2368
careerdevelopment@waubonsee.edu

Career Coach

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Use this free tool to get career suggestions based on your interests, and learn more about the academic programs that can prepare you.

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Online Resources

Examine the career resource “What Can I Do With This Major?

Explore the career information (pdf) list of websites compiled by Academic and Career Advising.

Visit O*Net OnLine to get specific information on career paths from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Events and Activities

Join a student club or organization that is related to your area(s) of interest or major.

Attend the Exploring Majors Fair each fall at the Sugar Grove and Aurora Downtown Campuses. It's a chance to browse all of your options and gather info from faculty and staff in a quick, convenient way! 

Attend College Night to ask questions and get information about options for majors at four-year schools.

Courses

Take COL 131 - Strategies for Career Exploration. This 1-credit class counts as a Social Awareness/Personal Growth credit or an elective credit.

Use your first year to take some general education requirements. You’ll be moving toward a degree and may find an area you want to explore further.

Internships and Apprenticeships

Pursue paid and unpaid work experiences and internships that are related to your area(s) of interest. Seeing what a career requires on a day-to-day basis can help direct your decision about it. If you've decided on a career, you may be able to work in that field AND get your tuition paid with an apprenticeship.

A Note About Majors

Deciding where to attend is just the beginning of many important decisions you'll make during your college experience — choosing a major or degree path is another crucial one.