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EDPS 105: Academic & Career Planning  

A career information resource guide.
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Discover Who You Are

This website, created by Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities, will take you through the process of choosing a major by matching your interests to Purdue-specific majors. It will also display Purdue majors by Holland Occupational Themes (e.g. Realistic, Artistic, Investigative, etc.)


What Can I Do With This Major?

This website provides ideas for a variety of career options - and includes job sectors, potential employers, and strategies for landing a job - for a wide variety of majors.  


Purdue Majors & Advising

Visit this site for information about all Purdue majors, including lists of majors by College/School, career interest, and personal characteristics. A list of advisors by College/School, including contact info, is here, and CODO requirements for each College/School are listed here


Purdue's Career Wiki

Check out the Career Wiki for links to career guides, resources by major, tips for resume-writing, interviews, finding internships, and more. 



Welcome to the career resources page for EDPS 105! Use the tabs above this box to access different kinds of information related to career planning and research. Email Catherine with questions or suggestions for improving this website. 



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200 Best Jobs for College Graduates
Call Number: eBook (Login with your career account to access.)
"More than 65 eye-opening "best jobs" lists help to quickly identify jobs that may be right for you. Over 200 information-packed fob descriptions explain responsibilities, skills needed, earnings, projected growth, courses required, and much more."

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Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major: How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path
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"... guides you step-by-step through a self-evaluation and research process that helps you confidently make the right college major decision. First, you ll learn about the key parts of a college major decision. Then you ll quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for your interests and skills. Next you ll narrow your choices into a personal hot list. Finally, you ll review college majors of interest along with their related careers to make your best choice. This book introduces and links 120 majors to approximately 250 careers. It includes college major descriptions and specializations, course sequences, and related career snapshots with pay and growth information."

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The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options
Call Number: Mgmt & Econ Coll -- Temp. Shelved in Hicks (HF5381 S914 2010)
"... helps students of all ages and circumstances to choose, change, or confirm career choices. This best-selling workbook shows students how to bridge their idealism with today's career realities and economy...The organization of the book follows the standard sequence of career search and decision-making issues—Personal Assessment, The World of Work, and The Job Search."


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Exploratory Studies

EXPL's site, Exploring Majors and Careers, includes resourcse to help you choose a major, learn about different career options, and learn more about yourself by taking personality and interest inventories and assessments. 

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