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Exploration & Assessments

Resources for Career Exploration and Major Exploration

RoadTrip Nation, http://www.roadtripnation.com/

It all started with four friends and one dilemma: "what do I want to do with my life?" Fresh out of college and unsure about the career paths in front of them, they were determined to expose themselves to more than just the traditional life roads. They hopped in an old RV, painted it green, and hit the road to talk with inspiring people from all walks of life to find out how they came to do what they love for a living.

California Career Zone, http://www.cacareerzone.org/graphic/index.html

California Career Zone is a new way to explore exciting jobs and occupations that California has to offer and to learn about what career path interests you. Students can choose among three self-assessment exercises, view occupations by industry sectors and assessment results, view videos of occupations of interest, and playing a Reality Check game comparing salary information with lifestyle.

O*NET Online, http://online.onetcenter.org/

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable       assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

CareerOneStop, http://www.careeronestop.org/

This web site is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers career resources and workforce information, including occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, job search strategies, and resume and interview guidelines.

California Labor Market Information, http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/

The Employment Development Department provides labor market information at this site, including occupational information, supply and demand information, local profiles of labor market information by California City, and wage data.

Occupational Outlook Handbook, http://www.bls.gov/OCO/  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, http://www.careercornerstone.org/index.htm

The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a non-profit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and healthcare. Support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has made the resources on this site possible.

Career InfoNet, http://www.careerinfonet.org/

America’s Career InfoNet helps individuals explore career opportunities to make informed employment and education choices.  The Web site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support talent development in today's fast-paced global marketplace.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/home.htm

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. the Career Guide to Industries tells you about: occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings, expected job prospects, and working conditions.

Assist Exploring Majors, http://www2.assist.org/exploring-majors/Welcome.do

This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University.


Information found on Sacramento State University Career Center website.