Resources for First Year Students & Early Career Design

Wondering what career opportunities are out there in your degree field? Feel overwhelmed by the options available? Need support discovering what you love to do or how your interests align with your career goals? The Strommen Center is here to help, with career advising and major exploration. We can provide resources and career assessments, as well as other approaches that will help clarify your goals and interests. Schedule an appointment with us on Handshake.

In the meantime, here are a variety of research tools to help you explore potential career paths in your major.

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major? will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

O*NET Online can help you find detailed information about occupations from the Department of Labor. Use the career areas from What Can I Do With This Major? as keyword search terms.

Focus 2 Career is a major and career planning system that guides you through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision-making model to help you choose majors offered at Augsburg, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. You also have access to five reliable and valid research based self-assessments. Your assessment results are matched to occupations and supporting majors at Augsburg. To register, please follow the directions in this PDF.

For more information on Focus 2 Career, check out this overview:

This Labor Market Tool offered through the Minnesota Private Colleges Council allows you to search by jkeywords or industry to learn about trends, employers who hire that role, what education you might need for that career path, projected earnings, and more!

The Occupational Outlook Handbook site from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics has up to date information on hundreds of occupations.

Career One Stop offers information for career exploration along with a variety of additional resources to help you prepare for a career.

CAREERwise is a Minnesota State Colleges and University career and education resource with skill assessments, goal setting, and access to explore 800+ careers.