While you can obtain a great amount of information about your career options via the Internet, our Career Library, networking, and career counselors, you can find out what it is a good fit for you by obtaining hands-on experience. One of the best ways to make a decision about choosing a particular career path is by getting some first-hand experience.
There are several ways to obtain this experience:
- Participate in an externship. Spend a day or two "in the field" and learn more about the world of work.
- Complete one or more internships. An internship over the summer or during the semester will provide you with great hands-on experience and give you a better idea if the choice you made is a good fit for you for the future.
- For engineering majors, the Engineering Co-op Program is a wonderful opportunity to "earn while you learn," working for a company for seven to nine months and still graduating in four years.
Make an appointment with a career counselor to learn more about how you can take advantage of these opportunities.