Advising & Career Services

Career Exploration Make an Appointment to Explore Careers

 

I have no idea which careers or majors I should consider.

 

  1. Take an interest assessment through the Montana Career Information System webpage.
  2. Look at the current employment trends in the Montana, Regional, National and Global job markets to see what’s “hot.”
  3. Make an appointment to explore choices with

 

I'm interested in 1-3 broad career fields but I don't know what kinds of jobs I can get.

 

  1. Take an interest assessment through the Montana Career Information System webpage.
  2. Watch videos to learn about the work people do in nearly 550 careers, organized in the 16 career clusters recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

I've got about 4-6 specific occupations I'm considering but I need some focus.

 

  1. Interview a professional.  Who do you know that currently works in the fields you are considering?  Invite them out to coffee and ask them what it’s like to have their job!  Click here if you need help getting connected to local professionals.
  2. Attend any of our upcoming On-Campus Career Events to network with local employers. 
  3. Make an appointment with an MSUB Career Counselor.

 

I can't decide between two or three occupations.

 

  1. Search real job descriptions of jobs in your field to see what is entailed in the position.  Log into the MSUB CareerLink database and search your field for these positions.
  2. Interview a professional.  Who do you know that currently works in the fields you are considering?  Invite them out to coffee and ask them what it’s like to have their job!  Click here if you need help getting connected to local professionals.
  3. Attend any of our upcoming On-Campus Career Events to network with local employers. 

 

I'd like to "try out" an occupation before I make a big commitment.

 

    1. Try a job shadow experience.  When you job shadow you actually go to work with that person for a day or two in order to see what the job is really like.  Click here if you need help getting connected to local professionals for a job shadow experience.
    2. Get an internship.  Our Co-Op Specialist here in the Career Services office can help you gain valuable work experience in your field while earning college credit! 
    3. Get a part-time job that is similar to the occupation you are investigating.  Many times just trying out a similar job can help you decide if you’re really wanting a career in that area.  Log into the MSUB CareerLink database and search your field for currently open job positions.

Before you apply for any job or internship get help with writing a résumé and cover letter by emailing your documents to the Career Services Staff for edits.

 

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