Career Exploration

Career Coaching

Career Center staff are available to meet with you one-on-one to ​discuss your career interests and goals, Focus 2 Career assessment results, and career exploration activities like informational interviewing and job shadowing.

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Focus 2 Career Assessments

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Focus 2 Career includes five free career assessments to help you learn about occupations and majors that fit your unique interests, abilities, values, and personality. After taking your assessments, make a career coaching appointment to review your results and plan your next-steps with a Career Center staff member.

Note: When creating your Focus 2 Career account, use the Access Code: DMACCBEARS​

Additional Career Exploration Resources​

  • CareerOneStop – Explore career profiles and access training and job search resources on this website from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Access detailed occupational profiles on this Bureau of Labor Statistics website, including information about salaries, projected job openings, required training, etc.
  • Career Videos​ - Learn about hundreds of occupations through these brief videos created by the Department of Labor.
  • Iowa Wage Report - View wage data by occupation and Iowa region using this interactive site published by Iowa Workforce Development.
  • Iowa Occupational Projections - View employment projections (e.g. number employed, number of expected openings, expected growth rate) by occupation and Iowa region using this interactive site published by Iowa Workforce Development.

WBL 100: Exploring Careers

Exploring students might consider enrolling in WBL 100: Exploring Careers, an elective 1-credit course which helps students learn how to access labor market information, set career-related goals and make well-informed decisions, and explore their interests, abilities, and values through career assessments. If you have questions about how this course might relate to your program’s requirements, consult with your Academic Advisor.