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10 Myths about Career Planning
http://career.berkeley.edu/article/070119a-sbd.stm
Myth 1 - There is one perfect occupation waiting for me somewhere out there; Myth 2 - My major is the determining factor in what my career will be; and so forth...

The 2008-18 Job Outlook for College Graduates
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2010/spring/art01.htm

Sites with Information on Many Careers
More sites of interest may be on the pages for broad career fields. Use the selection box above.

Career Videos from CareerOneStop
http://www.careerinfonet.org/videos/COS_videos.asp
Short videos of more than 550 careers with most for college graduates. Also, videos on the career clusters, skills, industries, work options and videos in Spanish. All videos captioned for hearing-impaired users. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov/oco
A searchable database of information from the U. S. Department of Labor on over 200 occupations discussing the nature of the work, training required, average salaries, and future outlook. An ideal starting point if you already have some career possibilities in mind or want to browse.

O*Net Online - Occupational Information Network
http://online.onetcenter.org
Detailed descriptions of occupations for use by job seekers, students, and more! Includes the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. Created by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm
Articles cover a wide variety of career and work-related topics such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, and salary trends from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Job Profiles
http://www.jobprofiles.org

Brief profiles of real world employees for hundreds of jobs.

Career Profiles
http://www.careerprofiles.info
Descriptions of many, many careers. Salary information. 150 Recession proof careers, although you should take it with a grain of salt. Career news, and more.

Career InfoNet
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/select_occupation.asp
Short videos on 450 careers showing real people doing real work

Weddles Association Directory
http://www.weddles.com/associations/index.cfm
Links to professional associations grouped by career field. Professional associations often have career information, job listings, and graduate school directories.

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Assessment Tools
Use these sites to help you discover your interests, values, skills, and personality--and ideas for careers. The University Career Center has a free assessment tool called

FOCUS 2
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http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/page.cfm?page_ID=7§ion_ID=1
The Un;iversity Career Center has purchased access to this exploration program for currently enrolled students and alumni of the University of Maryland, College Park. Use it to identify your interests and values. Then the program will give you suggestions for possible careers. The program also has brief information about each career, although there are many other websites and also
books to help gather more information to make a decision.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter
http://www.keirsey.com
If you are curious about your personality in relationship to careers or just curious about yourself

Career Zone
http://www.careerzone.ny.gov

Select Assess Yourself to get a list of careers based on your interests.

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What Can You Do with a Major in...

University of Maryland Majors Guides
http://www.ltsc.umd.edu/majorguides.html
Letters and Sciences produces pdf guides to help students choose a major or change a major. Each guide contains information on how to declare a major, a four-year sample course plan, and a few ideas on likely careers with a certain major. For more help with career options, look at the other sites below and/or make an appointment with a career counselor .

Guides written by the University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities.







What Can I Do with a Major in...?
http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html
The University of North Carolina-Wilmington has some ideas for careers with a particular major and links to career and job sites.

What Can I Do with this Degree?
http://careers.wcu.edu/Majors.html
Western Carolina University has some more ideas for careers.

Career Choices
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html
More occupational descriptions from Actuary to Veterinarian.

Why In Heaven's Name are You Majoring In Greek?
http://apaclassics.org/education/why-heavens-name-are-you-majoring-greek-lynn-sherr-of-abc-news
A talk at the Classical Association of the Atlantic States by a successfully employed Greek major. The views are relevant for any liberal arts major.

Why Study Philosophy
http://philosophy.louisiana.edu/why.html

Careers in Math
http://www.coolmath.com/careers.htm

What Can You Do With a Math Degree?
http://www.math.purdue.edu/jobs/career.php?p=career
All about careers in math and statistics in business, industry, operations research, science, computer science or consulting.

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Why Study History?
http://www.historians.org/pubs/Free/careers/Index.htm
The American Historical Association explains the valuable and versatile career preparation provided by majoring in history (or any liberal arts major for that matter). 
Careers for Students of History:  http://www.historians.org/pubs/careers/index.htm

Thinking of Transferring?
Maryland University Majors Guide (Artsys-The Articulation System)
http://artweb.usmd.edu
Thanks to the University System of Maryland, you can find out which schools offer different majors. Includes some private schools.

Mid-Atlantic Colleges and Universities
http://www.careercenter.umd.edu/CareerLinks/colleges.cfm
Thinking of transferring to another school in the area? Our list of links will help you find the Web site. The online catalogs are usually under the student services section or use the search feature.

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