Students will receive detailed advice that will help them articulate their interests, explore professional and academic options, and understand the application process & trends for industry-specific opportunities. Industry advising allows students to understand the opportunities available to them no matter what major they choose.
Students schedule advising appointments based on their interest in exploring or pursuing careers in the following industries. Instead of asking, “What can I do with a major in
Schedule an appointment to meet with a Career Advisor to begin the conversation.
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Do you consider yourself to be creative, artistic, and self-driven? Are you interested producing, promoting, or participating in live performances, events, or exhibits? Does it sound fun to provide services that enable people to participate in recreational activities or pursue amusement, hobbies, and leisure-time interests? Could you see yourself working at a establishment where people can engage in sports, participate in activities, or view objects and sites of historical, cultural, or educational interest?
Careers in this industry focus on producing, organizing, promoting, managing, and providing services to meet varied cultural, entertainment, and recreational interests of their patrons.
Do you consider yourself to be helpful, patient, or understanding? Are you interested in learning about best methods to reach students or setting curriculum standards? Does it sound like fun to explain ideas and concepts to a classroom of learners? Could you see yourself teaching others to assist with understanding and comprehension?
Careers in this industry focus on facilitating learning by guiding and encouraging others.
Financial Services & Real Estate
Do you consider yourself to have strong communication, management, or numerical skills? Are you interested in learning about risk management, investments or conducting financial analytics? Does it sound like fun to try to grow an investment portfolio for a company or person? Could you see yourself working in a corporate environment collaborating with others to accomplish company goals?
Careers in this industry focus on calculating the statistical probabilities, risk and value of investments or projects and developing and analyzing financial documents.
Government & Public Services
Do you consider yourself to be ambitious, resilient, or optimistic? Are you interested in learning about developing public policy, addressing issues through governmental initiatives or shaping and protecting the future of your city, state and country? Does it sound like fun to work for a city, state, or federal agency or non-profit organization? Could you see yourself discussing legal issues, leading a civic improvement project or handling a crisis?
Careers in this industry focus on public affairs, politics, and serving the community.
Healthcare & Social Assistance
Do you consider yourself to be nurturing, supportive, empathetic, or solution-focused? Are you interested in learning about how the body and mind works and how to keep it healthy? Does it sound fun to work at a hospital, clinic, community center, non-profit organization, or starting your own private practice? Could you see yourself working with people, empowering others, handling a crisis, or providing community resources?
Careers in this industry focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, decreasing illness and providing services/treatments for others to be healthy and wholesome.
Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics
Do you consider yourself to have strong problem-solving, mechanical, negotiation or mathematical skills? Are you interested in learning about where things come from, how things are made or how things operate? Do you enjoy puzzles, processes, and efficiencies? Could you see yourself addressing complex problems within manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, and military operations?
Careers in this industry focus on organizing processes and products using math, analytical and communication skills.
Media & Technology
Do you consider yourself to be a systematic, precise, creative or analytical person? Do you like to design and present concepts, stories, ideas and solutions to other people? Could you see yourself working in a constantly changing high-tech environment?
Career in this industry focus on newspapers, books, software, radio, television, internet publishing and broadcasting. The technology industry focuses on developing computer systems, managing computer networks, and interpreting and presenting data to address industry trends.
Professional, Scientific & Technical Services
Do you consider yourself to have integrity, strong attention to detail, analytical thinking, and technical proficiency? Are you interested in researching, analyzing information, and preparing reports or processes? Does it sound fun to advise clients regarding business transactions, profit and loss, promotional material, or legal rights? Could you see yourself collaborating, leading, and providing expertise to develop strategies, make informed decisions, and accomplish goals?
Careers in this industry focus on getting data/information, analyzing information, and using computers to plan and provide consultation/solutions to others.
Retail, Hospitality & Trade
Do you consider yourself to be organized, persistent, and customer-focused? Are you interested in learning how to analyze trends, anticipate consumer patterns, and maximize profits? Does it sound fun to research new products, develop solutions to complex problems, and autonomously make decisions? Could you see yourself leveraging your relationship building skills to manage a team, sell a product or negotiate prices and terms?
Careers in this industry focus on managing resources and understanding consumer needs to provide high quality service
Sustainability & Natural Resources
Do you consider yourself problem-focused, thoughtful, or eco-friendly? Are you interested in learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living? Does it sound like fun to conduct field work outside? Could you see yourself analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental disasters, or advocating for “going green”?
Careers in this industry focus on studying the physical aspects of the earth, identifying natural resources, and/or taking actions to restore, preserve, and minimize negative impacts on people, communities, and the environment.