Learn About Yourself
Jump start your career development by first learning more about yourself – interests, strengths, skills, values, and personality. Meet with a career coach to discuss the results before selecting a major or concentration.
- Focus 2 – learn about how your values, interests, competencies, and personality fit into NC State majors and your future career
- Find My Interests – the Interest Finder at NCcareers.org measures interests in and provides definitions for each of the six Holland RIASEC types. A helpful assessment to understand more about how personal interests align with careers.
- The Strong Interest Inventory
- The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
- O*Net Interest Profiler
- O*Net Work Importance Profiler
- CareerOneStop Skills Profiler
- College Foundation of North Carolina – offers an interest profiler, career cluster survey, skills survey, work values sorter, and ability profiler
Learn About Careers
Understanding career options is an important part of individual career development and lifelong career happiness. Broaden your understanding of careers and the skills and abilities needed for each.
One of the best ways to get real, meaningful career information is to hear it from someone who does it as their job. Meet with a career coach to discuss information interviewing and how to get started.
What Can I Do With This Major?
What Can I Do With This Major is a best-in-class resource to explore academic majors and possible career paths for each major. Learn more about common career areas, types of employers, strategies to move forward in the career, and additional resources. As always, talk with your career coach to discuss what you have learned.
NCcareers is North Carolina’s central online resource for students, parents, educators, job seekers, and career counselors looking for high-quality job and career information. Job seekers can identify their skills/interests; explore occupations and local job/employer needs; identify education and training opportunities and prepare to enter/re-enter the job market.
Vault is the world’s leading resource of career intelligence and makes it infinitely easier and more efficient to research industries, employers, and professions. Use it to learn more about accounting, banking, consulting, and hundreds of other career paths. Download career and interviewing guides for advertising, finance, IT, investment banking, law, and many more. Review Vault’s extensive research and rankings on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs where you will find their rankings of the best internships in accounting, consulting, financial services, technology, and more.
CareerOneStop is the primary career, training, and job search website offered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources. Use the video library to explore business careers and learn about work settings, tasks, and required education and training and more.
Learn About Career Readiness
Our M120 Professional Development and Career Planning course is designed to give students the tools necessary to help launch their careers. This one-credit hour course geared towards sophomores and juniors will walk you through essential employment strategies and teach you the competencies needed to conduct a successful 21st-century job search. Through employer presentations and instructor-led lectures, you will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of professional development topics and activities. Here’s how M120 is positively impacting Poole students.
Career Development Resources
Mastering the job and internship search process can be complicated and overwhelming but can lead to great satisfaction when you land that perfect career opportunity. Use these resources to become a savvy job seeker.
Virtual Career Center
The virtual career center provides detailed information to support all of your career development needs from start to finish. Browse videos, infographics, articles and more. Topics range from career exploration to mastering the interview to negotiating a salary. Access the Virtual Career Center in the projects tab from your Wolfware account.
Career Resources Guide
The Career Resources Guide is a comprehensive resource packed with easy to read information on career preparation topics such as writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, networking, interview preparation, making the most of a career fair, dining etiquette, and more. We call it our career prep playbook. Stop by the Office of Undergraduate Programs to get your paper copy.