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Exploring Careers Outside of Higher Education

If you need to identify feasible job options, you should consider informational interviews as a means to learn about career paths, prospective employers and different sectors of the workforce. Prefer self-study? Get started with these online tools: 

O*Net Resource Center

O*Net is a US government database that offers career exploration tools, interest and ability profilers, and work importance locators. Once you complete a profile, the database connects you to job titles that match your interests and abilities. You'll be able to search for possible jobs by using those titles as key words in search engines. 

Diversity in the STEM Workforce from 

This is a relatively new page entitled Career Resources For Groups Adding Diversity To The STEM Workforce has links about the following:

African American Career Resources      Asian American Career Resources           
Hispanic American Career Resources    LGBT Career Resources                                            
Native American Career Resources       

Women's Career Resources 
                                    Veterans Career Resources

Hispanic Outlook Magazine Find Jobs

Post your resume or search for jobs.

Presidential Management Fellows Program 

PMF is a leadership development program that promotes US government careers to advanced degree candidates. As a fellow, you would work in a federal government agency for about two years with the possibility of experiencing other federal agencies. It is a competitive application process. Many fellows are offered permanent federal jobs by the end of the fellowship, but you can also move into business, industy or the nonprofit sector. Learn more about the application process by visiting the PMF site or contact the the Mizzou Fellowships site to learn about information sessions. 

My Next Move 

 My Next Move takes a slightly different approach. Also hosted by the US Government, you can search by key words, browse by industry, or answer some basic questions. The database will match your interests to various career options.

MU Career Center Career Interest Game

Although it may sound simplistic, this online game is based on the research of psychologist John L. Holland. Free.