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Future Scholars: Careers

This guide is designed to support the Rutgers Future Scholars program.

Career Exploration

BLS Career Exploration Page

Start with a quick "What are you interested in?" and look at some sample career objectives.  Simplistic, but fast.  From the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Career Interest Game (University of Missouri)

A quick way to determine your possible career interests and translate them into specific occupations, based upon the Holland Six scheme.

 

Career Overviews and Info

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The classic US Government site for exploring careers. Use the Search OOH box to find an extensive report on your career. For more searching and browsing ideas, check out the Ways to Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook site section of the home page.

O*Net Online
Comprehensive career site, developed for the U.S. Department of Labor. Use the Occupation Quick Search to find a summary report for your career.

CareerOneStop
Career exploration site sponsored by U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator
Self-assessments as well as career and school information. Requires a (free) login; you can make your own account or use city, zip, and area code. Use the Global Search box or the Occupations or Licensed Occupations links on the left to find info on your career. Last updated in 2009.

College Majors and Careers (Rutgers-New Brunswick)
Website about college majors and careers from Rutgers Career Services in New Brunswick.

Career Options and Majors (Rutgers-Newark)
Part of the Newark Career Development Center's webpages.

Career Descriptions and Education (CityTownInfo.com)
A classified list of careers from a commercial site dedicated to comparison information about states, cities, and communities.

U.S. News & World Report: Careers
Includes a list of "best" careers based upon the magazine's qualitative and quantitative research. But are they for you? Also check out the Education Pages for lists of best graduate schools in certain areas.

Find a Site Just for Your Career

Many professional associations have career pages for students. Some professions also mount websites specifically about that profession.

Examples:

What You Can Do Now

Rutgers - Newark: The Saturday Academy

Open to high school students in the Newark area.  "The Academy provides an academic experience within a college setting. Between October and May, students are given opportunities to strengthen academic skills necessary for success in college."--from the website

Governor's School of New Jersey

Summer programs that focus on science and engineering.

Summer School Learning Programs (College Board)

Suggestions from The College Board about finding summer and other enrichment programs.