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Exploring

Exploration is a key part of career development. We are presented with jobs and role models to aspire to as we grow up, but the world is changing fast enough that old industries are changing as fast as new opportunities are appearing. Being curious about what positions and fields are interesting to you may help you find more fulfilling work in the long term. 

We encourage you to use this website as a tool for exploring new fields. While the website is not a comprehensive guide to every position available (now and in the future), we hope that it can serve as a starting point for your adventures in learning more about the world. 

Whether you’re unsure of what you want to do long term, are looking to shift industries, or are just curious about what other people’s work lives look like, we hope the various Career Communities can help you in your exploration process.

If you’re looking to learn more about specific industries, check out the various Career Communities under the “Explore & Connect” drop-down. If you’re interested in reflecting on your goals and priorities for your career, consider checking out the Self-Reflection Tools & Courses section under the “Reflect & Develop” drop-down. If you want to see some specific statistics about a given occupation or industry, try using the Labor Market Insights module found below and on every Career Community page.

 

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Featured Resources

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Explore all Labor Market Insights here.

Featured Courses

Career Decisions: From Insight to Impact

Taught by Sharon Belden Castonguay
Career Decisions, a new online course on Coursera, aims to help learners understand their motivations, strengths, and goals, and appreciate…

CSPL 405 – Ideals into Practice

This course may be repeated for credit. Through this course, students can earn one quarter credit per semester for participating…

WRCT 200 – Integrative Learning Project 1: Crafting Your Digital Identity

Wondering about how you will explain your Wesleyan experience to someone who doesn’t get what it is like to attend…

WRCT 300 – Integrative Learning Project 2: Website Incubator

Have you developed knowledge or expertise about a topic through an internship, engagement in a student organization, time studying abroad,…

PHIL 210 – Living a Good Life

For many philosophers, Eastern and Western, philosophy has been more than an effort to answer fundamental theoretical questions. It has…

CSPL 135 – Mindfulness

During this course, students will be introduced to various techniques of mindfulness practice and awareness, including sitting meditation and yoga.…

ENGL 228 – Life Writing: Writing About the Self and From Experience

This course will examine both the power and the complexities of writing that derives from personal experience. Topics to be…

PHIL 350 – Radical Self-Care

This is a higher-level seminar on philosophy as a way of life that will explore how the notion of self-care…

CSPL 493: Internship

This course may be repeated for credit. Wesleyan has established a credit/uncredit internship course, CSPL 493, for students to receive…

CHUM 380 – Exploring Personhood in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The goal of this course is to provide a thorough examination of the concept of personhood in the 20th century…

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Contact & Location

Phone
860-685-2180
Address

Boger Hall
41 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459

Career Service Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm