Professional associations (also called professional societies, professional organizations, or professional bodies) are groups for people who work in the same field or industry. Their websites may provide extensive information about the occupation such as up-to-date knowledge and research findings, industry news, certification/licensure requirements, accredited graduate school directories, mentor programs, and much more.
Below are some websites that provide some ways of finding a relevant professional association for your chosen career path.
The Career Services and Advising Center seeks to be a "one stop shop" for all your academic challenges. Find answers to your academic questions or get help navigating academic policies and procedures. Career Services is located in Hammond Rm 318. Walk-In Hours: M,W,F 1-3pm; T, Th 10am-12pm
CareerOneStop which is sponsered by the US Dept of Labor, provides information about the fastest growing occupations, occupations with the most openings, videos of individuals working in specific careers, etc.
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options with tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person's interests and level of work experience.
This tool for career exploration and job analysis has detailed descriptions of jobs searchable by keyword or O*NET code; developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.
Designed to educate undergrad college students about college majors and careers to which they can lead. Each major has its own "channel" presenting descriptions of careers and majors, related student/professional associations and links to relevant trade publications, typical positions held by people who have majored in a particular area, and much more. Much of the site's content is delivered through videos.
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.
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