Choosing a direction to go in your career depends on a number of different variables. Whether its choosing a major, discovering new jobs or fine-tuning your chosen path, the Wasserman Center is here to help.
Assess Your Skills & Interests
- Meet with a Counselor – By making a half-hour appointment, a career counselor can help you identify the skills and interests that make you unique – especially in the job market.
- Attend Exploration Events - The Wasserman Center holds periodic events geared toward helping you discover your unique skills as well as optional career choices. To view upcoming events, visit our calendar of events.
- Take an Assessment - Assessments such as the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory can be a good jumping point to discovering how your personality style and interests relate to career options. Meet with a career counselor to discover if this is the right step for you.
- The Career Planning Process - Get started on your career steps by learning more about self-assessment, career exploration, and decision-making.
Explore Careers & Industries
- Informational Interviewing - An informational interview is a great way to gain first-hand advice about a particular career from professionals in that field. There are a number of ways to make those connections.
- Vault - Online career guidebooks that provide excellent insight into career opportunities in dozens of fields from Investment Banking to Journalism. Log in to NYU CareerNet and click on Vault Career Insider to register.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - This Handbook informs you of the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, job requirements, and working conditions for hundreds of different types of jobs. In addition, the Handbook gives you job search tips, links to information about the job market in each State, and much more.
- CandidCareer.com - This video-based career site boasts thousands of interview clips of real people speaking the truth about their jobs...all to help you find your passion.
Exploring Grad School
- Grad School: Things to Consider - Choosing to go to graduate school is a major step in one's career path; being prepared can make all the difference. Find tips on applying for the right school and getting accepted.
- Grad School Resources - Look under Career Development Resources > Grad School Resources for additional resources about graduate schools and admissions.
- Interfolio: Credential File Service If you are applying to graduate schools, Interfolio.com provides on-line, 24-hour access to store and send your academic records, credentials, and confidential letters of recommendation.