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UIC Office of Career Services
Student Services Building,
Suite 3050
1200 West Harrison Street
(M/C 099)
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-2300
Fax: (312) 413-0383

EMAIL:
ocs@uic.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..

WEBSITE:
http//careers.uic.edu

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Connecting Majors to Careers

These sites provide information on various majors and how to apply your chosen major to specific careers.


What Can I Do With This Major?
whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/majors/


The College Board Major/Career Profiles Central Page
bigfuture.collegeboard.org/majors-careers


University of Delaware, Major Resource Kits
www.udel.edu/CSC/students/major_resource_kits.html


MyMajor
www.mymajors.com


Finding Your Career Fit

These sites provide detailed information on various industries, careers, and employers


UIC Library Career Information Site

UIC librarians created this guide to help you find the best resources regarding career information.

http://researchguides.uic.edu/career_information

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Comprehensive user-friendly information on hundreds of careers - data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
www.bls.gov/ooh/


O*NET Online
Detailed information about a wide variety of occupations and lists of careers organized according to categories such as skills and interests.

If you have completed the Strong Interest Inventory, in the "Advanced Search" drop down list select "Interests" then select your top Strong Interest area (Theme Code). You may also select a second Interest Area to refine further

"Job Zones" 4 and 5 reflect occupations requiring a Bachelor's degree (4) or more advanced degree (5)
www.onetonline.org


Day in the Life - what's it really like to do this career?
Thanks the power of search engines and YouTube, you can enter the search term "day in the life of (insert your career of interest)" and you will see a long list of blog posts, articles, and videos that may be helpful. As with any search, be a critical thinker when it comes to the sites you are using. Most have credible information, but not all. Websites of professional associations related to your targeted career are among the best.

 

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