To make informed decisions, you need to ask questions and gather information. Employer Engagement and Career Design has multiple resources to help you do this.
Explore career options and resources.
CareerX: An online career resource center filled with easy-to-use materials designed to help you succeed and compete professionally, including: Self-Assessment for Career Management, Resumés, Cover Letters, LinkedIn, Networking, Interviewing, Salary Negotiation, International student resources and career and industry specific content.
Use these links to learn more about a wide variety of career path options:
- Employer Engagement and Career Design Guides The Career Guides break down different majors and careers by providing a broad overview, a list of possible job titles, industries, employers and even job search sites specific to each industry.
- Vocational Biographies: username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
- O*NET: This excellent federal government resource includes information on skills, interests, abilities, work activities, and interests associated with over 950 occupations.
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Excellent career exploration resource, the Handbook profiles hundreds of occupations; describes what they do, work environments, how to become one, pay, and the job outlook for the 2010-2020 decade.
- Princeton Review: Features “day in the life,” requirements and expectations for the future for a wide range of careers.
- America’s Career InfoNet: Review industry profiles; fastest growing fields; and tools and technology required by field. Compare job growth and wage info state by state. Includes military transition information.
- MassCIS: Log in using the city “Boston” and zip code “02115 or 02116” or any other city/zip code combination. This Commonwealth of Massachusetts website provides a wealth of occupational and educational information.
- Sloan Career Cornerstone: Great information on STEM, computer science, and healthcare careers. Explore over 185-degree fields. Browse interviews with hundreds of professionals.
Connect with people to learn more about careers
- Do Informational Interviews to get the inside story from professionals in your field.
- Search here for NU alumni who may be willing to meet with you.
- Use Social Networking sites such as Linkedin and Twitter to connect you to people. Follow Employer Engagement and Career Design
on Twitter and join our Linkedin Group!
- Attend Employer Engagement and Career Design events to meet alumni and professionals in a variety of fields.
- Attend Career Fairs to learn about employers and career paths.
Experience the world of work before you do a co-op.
- Job Shadow- Spend a day at work with a professional in the field or go on a Husky Trek.
- Volunteer to try out career options and build your network while giving something back to the community. Check out the Northeastern University Center for Community Service.
- Join student clubs and professional organizations to explore interests and build skills.
- Do an Internship. Work for an organization to gain practical experience and build your resume.
- Engage in a research experience for undergraduates.