Individual Civic Engagement Advising Appointments
Meet virtually or in-person with the Director of Civic Engagement to help you with the following: narrow in on an area of interest for volunteering, understand more about our education and mentoring opportunities, learn about being involved in our community in a meaningful way, begin researching options for alternative break trips, learn how to develop and implement a fundraising campaign for your group or club, and more! You can schedule by emailing email@example.com or through Handshake.
Explore Ways to be Involved in the Community
Getting involved in the community at the local level will allow you to feel more connected to your new home. Identifying areas of interest and personal passion through meaningful volunteer experiences can greatly influence your career decisions and is an important first step of discovering who you are. We're here to help! Get started and talk with a member of our Civic Engagement team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Career Advising Appointments
Meet virtually or in-person with your Career Development Strategist to help you choose a major, research career options, discuss internships and/or co-ops, begin a job search, build a career toolkit (resume, cover letter), connect with alumni and employers in your chosen field, discuss continuing education and MUCH MORE! You can schedule by emailing email@example.com or through Handshake.
Explore Majors and Career Paths
Identifying career paths that are suited to your interests and strengths is a critical part of the career development process. By learning more about your academic and personal interests you can begin to develop a plan for success.
Resources/Tools to Assist You in Major and Career Exploration
TypeFocus: TypeFocus is an online personality type and career assessment resource to help guide students in the major and career exploration process.
What can I do with this major?: Do you know the career options for any given major? These pages describe common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Explore "What can I do with this major ..."
O*NET: Your tool for career exploration and job analysis! Information on this site is also provided in Spanish and resources for our Military and Veteran friends! If you would like to take the O*NET Interests Profile, click here for instructions.
Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics): provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles
Hot Careers in the Lehigh Valley Dashboard: The Hot Careers Lehigh Valley Dashboard includes major job sectors in the Lehigh Valley economy with the purpose of helping students and job seekers understand what in-demand career opportunities exist here.
Make Decisions and Create a Plan
Once you determine what you want to pursue, visit our Areas of Study page to view a list of all majors offered by the institution. Select a major and work with your academic advisor to determine a course of study including individual classes and/or a minor, if interested. From there, you can work with the Center for Career and Civic Engagement on how to create a career plan.