Explore Career Options
Self-Assessment and Career Advising
How will you be able to identify potential career options if you don't know who you are or what you want? The following self-assessment exercises can assist you. You are strongly encouraged to complete one or more of the exercises and/or make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss.
- O*Net Self Assessments from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Interest Checklist (PDF)
- Action Plan (PDF)
- Strong Interest Inventory and Myers Briggs Type Inventory: Current students and alumni must first meet with a career advisor to determine if these inventories would be appropriate in the career decision making process.
Connecting with Professionals
After narrowing down your interests, conduct informational interviews to gain insider information and insight as well as to learn what it’s really like to work in a certain field. Read an informative article about informational interviewing that appeared in the Occupational Outlook Quarterly.
Connect with alumni, and others through the GSAS Career Services and Networking LinkedIn Group.