Career Exploration

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH).

  • Search by Occupation Group (on the left) or using the “Search Handbook” field (top right).
  • Links to:
    • “What they do”
    • “Work Environment”
    • “How to Become One”
    • “Pay”
    • “Job Outlook”
    • “Similar Occupations”

What can I do with a major in...?

WCIDWAMI resources at the UNC Wilmington career website or the UCal Berkeley career website.

Search by major to discover information about:

  • Related career titles.
  • Related major skills.
  • Job and internship resources.
  • Career planning links.
  • Professional associations.
  • Other resources.

Online Resources



  • Connect with alumni in career fields you are interested in.
  • Follow the Saint Michael’s College LinkedIn page, with over 20k members.
    • You can check out the “Alumni” section and search by geographic area, field of work, degree, etc. to connect with members of the Saint Michael’s community.
  • You can also join the Saint Michael’s College Alumni Connections group with over 4k members to connect with alumni in your field of interest.

Career Education website (BCEC)


The “Job & Internship Web Resources” section has links to areas of interest.

  • For example – “VT Businesses for Social Responsibility”; “Grassroots”; and “Land a Job in the Liberal Arts.”
  • Also includes “SMC subscription” resources.
    • Job
    • Internship
    • Interviewing – “Tell me about yourself”
  • From the Handshake home page click on “Career Center,” then on “Resources,” then on “Job & Internship Web Resources.”

Tips for exploring your career choices

Start with yourself

  • Consider what interests you, what you enjoy doing, and what motivates you.
    • Can include: school projects, clubs, internships, or part-time work that you liked doing.
  • Consider what’s important to you in a career, industries or causes that motivate you, and responsibilities you might enjoy having.

Research careers

  • Research careers that could meet your criteria.
  • Read up on job descriptions, salaries, job outlook, and required education and training.
  • Make a list of your top choices (and eliminate careers that don’t appeal to you).

Speak to people in the field

  • Use LinkedIn, professors, colleagues/classmates, and other contacts.

Get involved in the workplace

  • Consider job shadowing, volunteering, or part-time work if it fits your schedule.

Revisit your choices and determine your next steps