What Does Career Exploration Looks Like?

  • ♦ Take the time to try new things:

    • Choose electives that interest you
    • Take classes through community organizations
    • Read industry magazines, books, articles related to your interests
    • Identify the best career options based on your personality - RIASEC

    ♦ Volunteering/Job Shadowing in the industry you are interested in

    ♦ Getting a part-time job to build your soft skills

    • Communication
    • Critical thinking
    • Resilience
    • Assertiveness


    Holland's Theory - RIASEC

    Match personality, work environment, and interests with career

    R- Realistic: Enjoys work that includes practical hands-on problems and solutions

    I - Investigate: Enjoys working with ideas, facts, and figuring out problems mentally

    A - Artistic: Enjoys working with forms, designs, and patterns. Prefer work that can be done without following a clear set of rules

    S - Social: Enjoys working with, communicating with, and teaching people. Like to be of service to others

    E - Enterprising: Enjoys occupations that involve leading people and making decisions

    C - Conventional: Enjoys working with data and details more than ideas. Like having set procedures and routines.