To make informed career 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 the 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.
- Zippia.com: A free resource site for college students who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data. Students can research career trajectories and explore career options based on historical data.
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.