Career Exploration

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Meeting with your career coach is a great way to receive guidance on a wide range of career-related topics such as: career exploration, changing majors, developing career plans, creating a resume, finding internships and full-time jobs, effective networking, and making successful career transitions.

Who can benefit from Career Counseling?

A variety of students can benefit from career counseling. 

  • Are you having trouble choosing a major?
  • Despite switching majors, are you still unable to find a major that “fits”?
  • Do you want to figure out what career/occupation/job you should to go into after graduation?
  • Do you want to find tools to help you make a career-related decision?
  • Do you want to take assessments to help you better understand your interests, skills, values, and personality so you can choose a major or career?
  • Do you want to create a career plan that will help you make informed, thoughtful career-related decisions?

Individual coaching is available to assist you in developing career goals, identifying methods of obtaining those goals and implementing a viable job search.

1. Self-Assessment
Inventory your: Values. Interests. Skills. Achievements. Accomplishments. Strengths. Weaknesses. Think about it. Complete an assessment. Sit down with a career counselor and formulate a career plan.

2. Explore & Identify

Research. Network. Attend employer presentations. Attend school presentations. Use the Internet to check out company web pages. Cross-reference specific employer information with industry information on like kinds of companies. Talk to alumni. Talk to faculty. Arrange informational interviews. Visit grad schools of interest. Exploration and information gathering helps to identify the specifics.

3. Decide

Assessment and Exploration will help you to identify which path(s) you wish to pursue. With information, you can decide what course of action you want to take.

4. Action Plan

You've decided what you want to do. Now is the time to design a plan to get there. Know what you need to do. Start the application process early. Sharpen your resume. Hone your interviewing skills. Go For It.

Meet with a Career Coach to:
  • Explore majors and careers. 
  • Talk about your thoughts, ideas, feelings, and concerns about your career and educational choices.
  • ​Identify the factors influencing your career development, and receive help in assessing your interests, abilities, and values.
  • Locate resources and sources of career information.
  • Determine next steps and develop a plan to achieve your goals.
Your Career Coach WON’T: Tell you what to do, or tell you what you should major in or what career you should pursue.

Use the Symplicity Career Finder option to explore careers and view the academic programs at Hostos to make the best decision about your academic and career goals.  

For Career Coaching Appointments Contact:

Career Services Office
Savoy Building, room 210
718-518-4468/4471
careerservices@hostos.cuny.edu 
 

Career Assessments & Exploration Resources


O*NET Interest Profiler  Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, this tool uses a method similar to Self-Directed Search to help you identify where your career interests lie, then points you towards career paths that might feed those interests.

The Big Five Personality Test Learn more about how you work and relate to others with this quick test. You’ll get information on how open to new experiences you are, how self-disciplined you are, how extroverted you are, how agreeable you are, and how you handle stressful situations.


My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.

MyPlan.com helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you're choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, 

HostosCC Career Toolkits
Vault.com
Information about companies and careers providing the context needed to identify your best job opportunities.
Hostos LibGuidesLIbrary Resources

America's Career InfoNet
Features occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and more.
O*NET
A tool for career exploration and job analysis, including detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers and students.
WetFeet
An online overview of 32+ industries, including fields such as advertising/PR, consulting, new media, nonprofit, and venture capital. It includes information about what's great and what's to hate, industry tables, and job tips.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the U.S. government, is a comprehensive resource describing most career options.
Roadtrip Nation
Review video interviews conducted by the Roadtrip Nation team based on your interests (i.e. sports, politics) or a theme (i.e. risk, focus).
GoinGlobal
Going Global provides country-specific career and employment information, the latest worldwide employment trends, and industry outlooks reflecting international employers. Please contact us to obtain login information.
SimplyHired
Job search tool, plus Salary Estimator, Success Stories, blogs and more.