It's a good idea to meet with people who have experience with the majors you are interested in. Find some time to visit:
- Faculty members and department chairs
- Upper-class students
- Professionals in related fields
Ask questions about classes offered within the major, internship/field experience requirements, possible careers, ways to gain needed skills, and why they enjoy the field.
Job shadowing is one tool that we can use in the career exploration process. It provides job seekers the opportunity to learn about a field or industry by spending time in the work environment. By going to a specific work environment you will learn more about the job and industry you are considering. Observing the daily activities of an organization is a good way to answer many of the questions you may have concerning a job or industry.
If you are considering completing a job shadowing experience, visit with your career consultant for recommendations of possible locations as well as assistance preparing for the experience. It is important that you make a good impression when completing a job shadowing experience so preparation is necessary. Remember to dress appropriately, prepare a list of questions, and research the organization before you arrive for your job shadowing experience. Afterwards, send a thank you note to those people in the organization that assisted you.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
(BLS), a unit of the United States Department of Labor, is the principal fact-finding agency for the U.S. government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress , other Federal agencies, State and local governments, and business and labor representatives.
is your source for employment information and inspiration, the place to manage your career or your pathway to career success.
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor sponsored website that offers information to students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy.
provides great information about company salaries, reviews and interview questions for thousands of companies.
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site for jobs, visa information, and more.
The Center for Applied Economic Research
(CAER) continues the long-standing tradition of OSU economists' involvement in public policy analysis, regional economic development and economic forecasting.
CAER is home to the Oklahoma State Econometric Model, the state's only large-scale econometric forecasting model. The Center also aims to facilitate funded opportunities for economics faculty and students to conduct applied economic research.
program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
Career Exploration Resources