Resources for Researching Careers
To discover what you want to do, the Career Center recommends utilizing a variety of resources. Be sure to visit What Can I Do with a Major in… for ideas on how UGA students have translated their academic career in the work world.
The following list will guide you through the research process: from gathering information to taking action.
- Utilize Online and Print Resources
- Career Insider—Powered by The Vault
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook
- See the website for your college or the department your major is in. Do a search from the www.uga.edu “Search UGA Sites” box.
- Read books in the UGA Career Center Library.
- Follow the Career Center on Twitter and Facebook for continuous updates on career-related information!
- Talk to Others
- Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest.
- Attend "Careers in…" panels and hear directly from professionals in various career fields.
- Join the Student Alumni Association and connect with alums who have converted their academic experience into their professional careers!
- Take Action
- Participate in Intern for a Day. Follow a professional for a day and experience a typical workday. The Career Center has a formal job shadowing program that takes place in the fall and the spring.
- Complete an internship. Gain extensive knowledge and build your skills set as a way to explore career options.
- Volunteer in the community and gain skills in an area related to what you may do in the future.
- Join a club or organization. View the 675+ active organizations at UGA. Get active in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
- Seek research projects, presentation, and writing opportunities.