The Elusive Career Path

I have an idea about a career path I’m interested in, but now what do I do?

Maybe you have a few ideas about careers you are interested in, but are you at a loss for how to find information about them?  Are some of the careers you are interested in very specific and nowhere to be found on the O*Net or Occupational Outlook Handbook?  Have no fear!  Here are a few tips for ways to discover more about some specific careers.

  1. Google it!  As always please take care when googling something because goodness knows what all might pop up, but if you see things with .org, .net, .edu or . gov, you may feel a bit more confident in the options that pop up.  Specifically, look for professional organization websites.  You may even google something like “professional organization website for rehabilitation counselors” as an example.  Here you may be likely to find information regarding current trends in the field, education requirements (especially if graduate school is part of the path), and also you may see a link for looking up professionals in that field in your area.  This little jewel on the website can help give you a head start with job shadowing and informational interviewing opportunities, too!
  2. Talk to your professors.  If you have chosen a major and feel like this career path fits in that general area, an appointment with one of your professors may glean lots of information about a specific area within the field.  If he or she doesn’t know specific information about the area, she or he might be able to point you in the direction of someone who does.  Also, it is possible that you are not the first student from Baylor who has expressed interest in a particular path and the professor may be able to share another student’s experience.
  3. Use your social network!  I don’t just mean facebook and twitter (although those might be good forums for finding out information about someone in this particular field), but talk to you family, your friends, your family friends.  Sometimes just mentioning a particular area may get you started on the trail to someone in the career field you are interested in.  Someone might know someone who knows someone.  It’s kind of like the six degrees of Kevin Bacon idea, but use it for career networking!

As always, please let us know if you have tried all of these avenues and still can’t find anything.  I hope this helps as you explore your career paths!

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