Explore Your Options

Step Three: Explore Your Options

In Step 3 of the career exploration process, you will engage with multiple different ways to explore your major and career options. Our Career Guides and Major Guides lay out the A-Zs of each industry and major, so you can thoroughly research and find the best fit. Then you can actively explore with activities like informational interviewing and job shadowing to test and solidify your choice.

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24 IU Industry Career Guides

IU Career Guides offer the A-Zs of each field’s preferred educational backgrounds, as well as employment opportunities and insider tips, industry-related interview questions, and a lot more.

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It’s all about networking. Talk with people. Ask about informational interviews. Ask about getting coffee. Ask about job opportunities. And go to career fairs. 

Val Rector, Vice President of Talent Acquisition - Coalfire Systems Inc.

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  • Copyediting

    Go to articles, jobs and forums to learn more about copyediting careers

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  • Graduate Guide Education Program

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  • Hcareers

    Career Paths of a Hospitality Management Student

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  • Indiana Career Explorer

    Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey. Depending on your grade level, you will use Kuder Navigator or Kuder Journey to achieve these goals. With a flexible step-by-step process, Kuder Journey is your solution for selecting the right major and preparing for your first career. Additionally, you can learn about how to access training opportunities and approach employers successfully. To access Indiana Career Explorer click on the link provided and follow the instructions to create your own unique account. Note: Do not use your IU username and password for this account.

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