Career Decision Making Model
- Examine what is important to you when you think about a career
- Values: What do you want from a career?
(Examples: money, advancement, variety, challenge, helping, etc...)
- Skills: What skills do you want to use - verbs that show what you would be doing?
(Examples: invest, analyze, develop, create, organize, program, research,
- Interests: What career fields are of interest to you?
(Examples: Art, Business, Health/Medical, Communications, Education, Technology, Science, Sports, etc...)
Brainstorm and research occupations by career field that you would like to know more about or that you think would be interesting
Ways to Brainstorm & Research Careers: Find out how well the career matches your values and skills; find out what training/education is required to go into the field
- Virginia View
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Talk with Alumni and other professionals
- University Career Center Resource Room
- Majors & Career Options
- Exploring Careers by Interest
Get first hand information on a career of interest through:
Make a decision based on the facts you gathered from the research you conducted on specific careers
Apply for jobs. Apply to graduate/professional schools.