For many college students, answering the ever present question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" can be difficult and stressful.
Keep in mind that college is about more than preparing you for one specific career — it’s about becoming a lifelong learner. With the constant changes in technology and the world of work, it is possible the career you’ll end up in hasn’t even been named yet. Enjoy your freedom and the almost unlimited possibilities before you!
Here are some suggested sources of career information:
- The Center for Career Opportunities (CCO), Purdue University’s placement office, is the place to go on campus for job and internship information. New this year is a step-by-step web tutorial leading students through the career and major exploration process.
- What careers can you pursue with your major? The possibilities might surprise you:
- Want information about salaries that graduates in different majors earn right out of college? Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities (CCO) contacts graduates to find out, and the most recent survey results are available.
- Useful career resources abound on the web! Here are a sampling we've found helpful for investigating occupational requirements, internship experiences, and salary information.
Successful Web Search Tutorials
Job Search Directories, Databases, and Blogs
Career Information Websites
Internship and Job Search Websites
One Day, One Internship (internship blog)
BLS Wage Estimates for 800 occupations