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Purdue's Center for Career Opportunities Explore Majors and Careers webpage 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?
What Can I Do With This Major? 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 the Undergraduate Admissions webpage 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, can be found in the advising directory.
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200 Best Jobs for College Graduates
"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."
Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition
Would you rather get a root canal than face a group of strangers? Does the phrase "working a room" make you want to retreat to yours? Devora Zack, an avowed introvert and successful consultant who gives presentations to thousands of people at dozens of events annually, feels your pain. She found that other networking books assume that to succeed, you have to act like an extrovert. Not at all. There is another way. Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the "dusty old rules" of standard networking advice. She shows how the very traits that make many people hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach more effective and user-friendly than traditional techniques. This edition adds new material on applying networking principles in personal situations, handling interview questions, following up--what do you do with all those business cards?--and more. Networking enables you to accomplish the goals that are most important to you. But you can't adopt a style that goes against who you are--and you don't have to. As Zack writes, "You do not succeed by denying your natural temperament; you succeed by working with your strengths."
Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major: How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path
"... 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."
Seeking challenge in the career
Publication Date: 2018
Contents: Introduction to the research in careers series -- Introduction to volume 4: seeking challenge -- Career challenge : utilizing networking to develop abilities as a leader / Shelly McCallum-Ferguson and Monica Forret -- The paradox of challenge : how nurses use professional virtual communities to navigate their career / Anita Blanchard, Oscar Jerome Stewart, and Melissa Medaugh -- An entrepreneurial career as a response to the need for challenge : the case of gourmet chefs / Magdalena Markowska -- Career challenge and kaleidoscope careers in India / Anishya Obhrai Madan and Ajay K. Jain -- Applying the kaleidoscope career model to explore how millennials view challenge : a qualitative study and recommendations for future research / Sherry E. Sullivan and Shawn M. Carraher -- In search of challenge : flow at work and the development of occupational expertise / Georgios Bozionelos, Nikos Bozionelos, Beatrice I.J.M. van der Heijden, and Izabela Marzec -- Challenge: when is it too much of a good thing? / Veronica M. Godshalk and Barrie E. Litzky -- About the contributors.
Create a five-year plan that covers all aspects of daily life--including work, finances, and health--with this all-inclusive guide to successfully reaching your goals after college graduation. The celebrations have ended and you've finally graduated from college. But the one looming question remains over every recent grad's head: what's next? In this book, you'll find a detailed guide to putting together a five-year plan to set yourself up for success. No need to stress about having the rest of your life mapped out--instead, you'll focus on how to make the most after graduation so you can thrive in the years to come. Whether you're looking for advice on turning your first job out of college to a long-term career or need some tips on managing your money so you can pay down your student debt (and treat yourself), you'll find all that and more in What Next?. Filled with advice from journalist and lifestyle blogger Elana Lyn Gross, What Next? includes all the tools you need to achieve your goals one step at a time. Offering helpful guidance on every aspect of life, you'll have no problem answering the question: what's next?
Purdue's Career Research Portal
Check out the Career Research Portal for links to career guides, resources by major, tips for resume-writing, interviews, finding internships, and more.
EXPL's site, Exploring Majors and Careers, includes resources to help you choose a major, learn about different career options, and learn about yourself by taking personality and interest inventories and assessments.