The Office of Career Services maintains a library of print resources and a variety of handouts and other information on career fields related to Roanoke College majors and others. Additionally, you should find that many of the internet sites listed under Internet Sources on our website are helpful in this regard.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN.....?
Wondering what you can do with different majors after graduation???
Tap into our new online resource, What Can I Do With This Major? at this link: http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com (NOTE: you MUST access through the link and not by copying and pasting the URL or retyping it, in order to be connected properly). Click on any of the fields listed, and even more national links will appear that will provide career, internship, and job information for that respective field.
Another great source of career information may be found online at http://www.jobshadow.com.
At Job Shadow you can read real interviews from people as they talk about the jobs they do and the careers they have. If you're career hunting, trying to find out what career is right for you. Don't like your current job, want to career mentor and help others, or just plain curious? You can read about and explore the different career options and shadow people's jobs online.
Additionally, find more information specific to Roanoke's majors and academic departments on our Major Career Advising Guides:
NEED GUIDANCE IN CHOOSING A MAJOR? OR THINKING OF CHANGING YOUR MIND??
My Next Move, part of the O*Net online system, is a free resource that will help individuals explore career options based on their interests, learn about career opportunities, and explore jobs connected to these opportunities. It is an quick online instrument found at http://www.mynextmove.org/. The results compare nicely with those of the Strong Interest Inventory. For initial exploration, try My Next Move. For further needs, the Strong Interest Inventory may be appropriate.
The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) is a tool utilized by Career Services to help students recognize areas of strength within themselves. Some results should be apparent, but others may be subliminal and need to be brought to the surface. The SII is a secure online tool that students may complete from any computer with Internet access, upon receipt of user codes from Career Services. A professional staff member will then meet with students to review the resulting report, at which time options for the student will be discussed.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is another tool utilized by Career Services, to help students match their behavioral preferences with those required by certain occupational fields. The Myers-Briggs and Strong instruments complement each other and often will validate information learned by completion of both. Completion and interpretation of the MBTI is by appointment through Career Services.
For more information on either of these career guidance tools, or to request to complete either, contact Career Services at 540-375-2303, firstname.lastname@example.org.