Researching Career Options
Below are a few career exploration resources that you
may find helpful in your career decision-making. In addition to this list of
resources, we also highly recommend that you meet with one of our Career
Counselors to discuss your potential career path. You can make an appointment by
calling 245-1740 or stopping by Biddle House.
Informational Interviews are a great tool for learning
more about a particular career. You can set up Informational Interviews with
anyone who works in your field of interest, including Dickinson alumni (by
utilizing the Dickinson Works program), friends of your parents/family, or even
community members who work in the field in which you are interested.. A
counselor at the Career Center can help you find potential contacts. For more on
informational interviewing, go to our Networking
Career Insider, powered by Vault
insider is a comprehensive career library where you will find thousands of
specific company profiles, as well as detailed industry overviews, career
overviews, career advice articles, and downloadable career guides. Students and
alumni can access Career Insider through the career center channel in the Dickinson Gateway.
O*Net OnLine is another resource developed by the US
Department of Labor. It is updated regularly and provides information on
specific occupations and job descriptions. It includes details on tasks,
knowledge, skills and abilities, job outlook and salary information. Here you
can also find suggestions for related careers that use similar skill sets.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is a resource developed by the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is updated every other year and
provides information on job outlook, salaries, working conditions, training, and
other career related information for a multitude of professions. We also have a
hard copy of the OOH available in our resource library.
Center Resource Library
There are several books in the resource
library you can utilize when doing research on potential careers. If you cannot
find any information in the Resource Library on the career in which you are
interested, please speak with a counselor and we will assist you.