Career Exploration Sites
Learn about jobs, working conditions, training and education requirements, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
- The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Its database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is revised every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OOH describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education necessary, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. This site has a wealth of information for the job seeker
- Major 2 Career Information sheets on each major at USM.
- What Can I Do With This Major? Information on a variety of majors and careers.
- How To Get A Job Of The Future With A Liberal Arts Degree
A professional interview with someone in a field you are interested in investigating or pursuing. Explore the environment, confirm your level of interest and gain valuable information.
- Informational Interviews - pdf
- Informational Interview Sample Questions - pdf
- Importance of Networking - video
Are you curious how your major relates to your future? Do you wonder what jobs and career paths match your interests, skills and abilities? Explore all the majors offered to you at USM, increase your knowledge of potential career opportunities, gain insight and experience during your career exploration.
The Career & Employment Hub offers assessments that can help you develop and understand your career goals. No one assessment will be right for everyone. It is important you talk with us about your options, where you are in your career search, and discuss which of the inventories may be helpful to you as you move forward.
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator® Theis inventory helps us understand how we take in information, get energized, make decisions and organize our world. It can be very useful for students, particularly those who are exploring careers and who work in teams and want to better understand how different personalities help balance each other.
- The Holland Code:There are six categories of interests, but most of us are drawn to only 2 (maybe 3). Career Services can help you to understand what your 2 primary career interests mean, as well as how to use some of the websites available to us to sort through occupations that may feel like a good fit to you!
- StrengthsQuest: Your top 5 talent themes are identified and this is the first step to developing your natural talents into strengths.
If you are interested in learning more about these assessments, please contact email@example.com or 207-228-8505.