Plan a Career

Career Services Is here to help you...

Identify your Interests, Skills, Values and Personality preferences.

Complete the "Career Matchmaker" using the Career Cruising Guided Tour
Visit the online One-Stop Career Center and take the Self-Assessments
Enroll in our Career Decision Making course (STUS110).

 

Identify Careers that match your Interests, Skills, Values and Personality preferences.

Visit "Explore Careers" using the Career Cruising Guided Tour ; or
Explore America's Career Information Network; or
Access the Occupational Outlook Handbook; or
Go to O-Net On-Line.

 

Identify the Education and Training Requirements, Job Market Outlook, Working Conditions and Salary and Benefits for each Occupation on your list.

Visit "Explore Colleges and Universities" using the Career Cruising Guided Tour ; or
Explore America's Career Information Network; or
Access the Occupational Outlook Handbook; or
Go to O-Net On-Line.

 

Conduct Informational Interviews and/or Job Shadow with professionals in your chosen areas.

Visit "Explore Careers" using the Career Cruising Guided Tour ; or
Become a student member of a Professional Association in your career field and get involved to make networking contacts; or
Use job search information to identify employers and contact the individuals working in the positions to conduct your own informational interviews; or
Speak to your instructors and ask them to whom they suggest you speak.

 

Weigh your Options.

Create a Pro's and Con's list for each potential Career you've chosen; and
Discuss your list with academic advisors, career counselors, family members or friends; and
If you determine that you need more information, contact the Career Services office.

 

Set Goals and make a Plan.

Your career goals may still not be crystal clear and that's OK!

Set general long-term career goals, with dates; and
Set specific short-term goals, with dates, so you can move forward until you decide; and
Share your plan with academic advisors, career counselors, family members or friends; and
Revisit your plans along the way, making adjustments if and when needed.

 

Visit the Bucks Career Resource Center located on the first floor of the Rollins Building on the Newtown campus, the libraries on campus or public libraries for a variety of books, periodicals and handouts.

Career Services available:
Lower Bucks
Room 145
267-685-4800
Newtown
Ist Floor Rollins
215-968-8195
Upper Bucks
Room 107
215-258-7752
 Services are also available online at www.bucks.edu/careerservices