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The exploration period provides a student with an opportunity to learn about majors of interest and begin the career development process. This process starts early in the freshman year and should be completed prior to the end of the sophomore year.  The advisor can help the student to:

  • take a variety of courses across the curriculum.
  • meet with the Office of Career Services to explore career resources.
  • complete an interest and skills inventory and learn how results can relate to majors and careers.
  • become familiar with resources about majors and careers found in the Career Services library.
  • meet with faculty and students in majors of interest.
  • explore clubs and organizations associated with careers of interest.
  • complete a self-assessment using information developed from gathered resources, interviews and inventories.
  • utilize volunteer opportunities, service learning, and summer employment to gain work skills and experience.
  • develop a learning portfolio.
Last Reviewed: July 27, 2005