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Explore Majors and Careers

There are a variety of ways that you can explore majors and careers, including assessments that you can take and research you can conduct. Working with an advisor to interpret the results and findings will maximize the impact that your self-exploration and research will have on your academic and career path.

Occupational Information
America's Career InfoNet 

Provides national and state specific occupational information, including wages, employment trends, knowledge, skills & abilities, tasks & activities, tools & technology, education & training, related occupations, and web resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Gives information on specific occupations such as training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job and working conditions.

Occupational Information Network (O*Net)

A variety of ways to research occupations. You'll find knowledge, skills, abilities, work activities, as well as related interests and work values.

Values, Skills, and Interests Surveys

Visit the Advising and Career Center to assess how your values, skills and interests relate to majors and careers.  An informed choice is a better choice.  Many of these assessments require you to use an access code, so schedule an appointment to take and interpret your assessment.


An Internet-based career development tool designed to help you explore and develop personal and career awareness. CareerLocker provides five career exploration areas within one site. 


A tool that identifies your strengths and uses that information to provide guidance and ideas for your career.  Schedule an appointment with an advisor to receive your access code.

Career Readiness Skills
Competencies Employers Want

Your courses will help you be an expert in your field. The skills you've gained from those experiences inside and outside of the classroom  help you stand out as a professional with unlimited potential. Take a look at what employers say are the top seven competencies they look for in a potential employee.

Company and Organization Research

A listing of potential employers by major and state. As a Parkside student, you have free access and immediate access.


Offers user-submitted insight into salaries, possible interview questions and reviews. Sign up with your RangerMail email for free unlimited access.


Access people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you to be great at what you do and what you want to do.

Avoiding Employment Scams on Campus

Students and alumni should be cautious about employment scams that appear in their campus email. UW-Parkside Campus Technology Services offers security tips, including information about safeguarding yourself from employment scams.

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