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Career and Leadership Development Resources

Resources to Help You Achieve Your Goals

It’s never too early to begin exploring career options. Below are just a few free resources available to students to help you explore the endless career possibilities.

What Can I Do with My Major?

What Can I Do with My Major? is a website that lets you explore majors and information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

Handshake

Handshake is Olivet College’s career management platform. Your one-stop-shop for all things career related, it includes:

  • On-campus job and internship postings.
  • Off-campus part-time, internship and full-time postings.
  • Career Fairs and other networking events.
  • Career education workshops.
  • Career coaching/appointment scheduling.
  • Career exploration resources

Students: Log in to Handshake using your Net ID (Email) and Password. Check out Handshake FAQ’s – for students.

Employers: Sign up for an employer account and start posting today!

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a networking tool to find connections to recommended job candidates, alumni, industry experts and business partners.

My Next Move

My Next Move is a web-based interactive tool for new job seekers, students and other career explorers to learn more about their career options. The site also provides a step-by-step interests assessment.

Career One Stop

Career One Stop is a way to access Department of Labor information, this exploration guide takes career explorers through the following steps:

  • Assess Yourself
  • Explore Career Options
  • Gain Skills
  • Find a Job
  • Manage Your Career
  • Next Steps

It also provides other job search skills such as resume and interview help, and seeking out help from people and organizations, such as local workforce centers and other government agencies such as unemployment.

O*Net

O*Net is an occupational information site that gathers data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and has been developed under the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.

Some ways to search are by key word, industry, career cluster, which occupations have a “bright outlook,” skills/abilities/interests/knowledge/work activities/values, and many more.

This site provides a great deal of information for each listed occupation, such as tasks, education-level, tools used, knowledge, skills, and abilities, and many more.

It also links to other websites that provide information concerning average salary by national data, and broken down by state comparison.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and contains comprehensive information on career fields across industries. You can find out about training and education needed, working conditions, what people do on the job, expected job outlook and typical earning potential.

Creatively

Creatively connects creative artists of all stripes — animators, fashion designers, web designers, fine artists, writers and producers — with companies and individuals who need their services. The site makes it easy to post a portfolio and apply to jobs offered by a wide array of local and national brands.

Know Your Worth

What are your salary expectations? Whether you are researching a new job offer, looking for a promotion, or just want to see what you should be getting paid, Salary.com Salary Wizard gives you the tools to understand your worth. Enter your job title below to get your free personalized salary and to start your salary comparison by location, industry, benefits, and pay factors in Salary Wizard.

Graduate School

Browse graduate schools by programs, degrees and majors. Graduate school is a college or university that offers advanced academic programs resulting in a master’s degree, doctorate degree or certificate. Most require students to already have completed a bachelor’s program and earned a minimum GPA. The coursework in a grad school will be more advanced and focused as the goal of a graduate student is to concentrate their studies in a specific subject area and develop advanced knowledge and skills.

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