Exploring Career Interests in College: Tips on how to get started!

Discovering your dream career in college can be an exciting journey! šŸš€ Check out this article from Handshake, written by Emily Curtis, a recent Emerson graduate, about their best tips to help you explore your interests and passions:

  1. Dive into Career Fairs: Join career fairs right from your freshman year. Even if you don’t land a job immediately, it’s excellent practice for networking and getting a feel for different industries.
  2. Power of Career Centers: Your college’s career center is like your secret weapon. They offer counseling, networking opportunities, and job platforms. It’s your one-stop-shop for career guidance.
  3. Professor Chats: Don’t hesitate to chat with your professors during office hours. They’ve been there, done that, and can offer invaluable insights into your chosen field.
  4. Boldly Step Out: College is the perfect time to explore. Join clubs, try out different roles, and embrace new challenges. You might just stumble upon your true passion.
  5. Embrace Opportunities: Sometimes, the best opportunities come when you least expect them. Don’t turn down internships or job offers because they seem daunting. They could be your ticket to an exciting career!

Remember, college is all about growth and exploration. Take advantage of these tips to make your journey toward your dream career an exhilarating one! šŸŒŸ

By Maya Herran
Maya Herran Career Advisor; Instructor: Career Awareness (EXLN 101)