Just what’s out there? Here are some ways to find out:
Read about careers.
There are incredible resources online
to help you identify careers that suit your interests, skills and personality. You can search by industry or browse through our general career links.
Talk to people about what they do
. Start with friends, family and faculty, and expand your network to include alumni
and employers who recruit regularly on campus. Whether it is a more extended informational interview or a few minutes at a networking event, you can ask them questions
about their work and what other things they have considered.
Read job descriptions on TigerTracks.
By reading about real jobs and internships, you can find out what skills are needed and what the typical duties are for any number of positions. Login to TigerTracks
Utilize the Princeton Library.
The library system
has many online databases and books that can assist with career choice and exploration. Ask a reference librarian to help you find what you’re looking for.
Apply for a Princeternship. Princeternships
are your chance to see what it’s really like. During 1-3 days over Reading Period/Intercession Break and Spring Break, alumni in a variety of fields host students at their workplace.
Get work experience or volunteer. A valuable way to research careers is by getting involved in them early. Volunteering, working part-time, conducting research with a professor, or securing an internship are all great ways to gain a deeper appreciation of day-to-day life in a particular field or industry. Practical experiences help you evaluate and "reality test" your choices.
Consult with a Career Counselor. Exploring career options and examining your potential level of satisfaction with them requires you to manage a lot of information, and a career counselor can help you develop a plan of action. Call 258-3325 to schedule an appointment.