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Schedule an appointment with a trained advisor that can listen to your thoughts concerning your future, respond to your ideas, and walk you through the process to develop your career goals. Call the main office at 479-575-2805.
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The VAED 1011 class is offered each semester as either a full semester or 8 week course for one credit hour. It is a "crash course" on exploring the right major and career for you and is taught by experienced Career Center staff members. It covers: self assessment, majors available and what you can do with the major, occupational awareness, presenting yourself for employment, and internet resources for the job search. Enroll at http://isis.uark.edu
Examine the Majors available to you at the University of Arkansas. Make a list of those that interest you.
A comprehensive list of your options can be found at: What Can I do with THIS Major. Research it. Talk to people "in the know" such as academic advisors, other students, alumni, and faculty members from that department. Schedule a job shadowing day with alumni to see what a typical day at work looks like.
Your investigative work may also include checking out these excellent web resources that contain career information and/or information on selecting the right job for you. These sites provide a description of a wide variety of occupations and detailed information on skills needed, duties, work environment, salary, etc.
Inside Jobs is a career information website that will allow you to learn about jobs you don't yet know about. http://www.insidejobs.com
Talking with professionals in your field of interest is a great way to learn the inside scoop of an occupation, industry, and/or company. This article describes how to conduct an informational interview