My Next Move

This is an interactive tool for you to learn more about your career options. Use the link below to find out what tasks, education, and skills are needed for over 900 different careers! Start your search with keywords or browse careers by industry then use the profile summary for a personalized Career Report that you can print out or share with your career counselor.

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Interest Assessment Profiler

Use a targeted approach in your career pathway; check out the O*Net Interest Profiler! It is a free self-assessment career exploration tool that can help you discover the type of work activities, occupations, and interest areas relevant to you. Based on your results, you will fall into one or more of six categories (RIASEC/Holland code).

Find out your code! Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional

 

 

 

Click on your RIASEC/Holland code blocks below to find WSU majors that align with your code! By clicking on each block, you will uncover examples of WSU majors that fit each theme! You may fall into more than one category, so don’t limit yourself to just one area. The combinations can indicate your unique combination of interests.

If you’ve never taken any assessments or if you’d like additional, more in-depth information, please call 316-978-3688 to talk with a career counselor. We are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F and available after hours by appointment.

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What can I do with this major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these fields, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.

Four-Year Career Action Plan

Having the most up-to-date career information, support and guidance by an experienced professional can turn a stressful time into a very positive experience. 

Follow this four-year action plan to help guide you towards career readiness and professional success.

First-Year
  • Meet with your academic advisor and explore different majors. Explore your interests, skills, values, and goals and focus on academics

  • Attend the Career Development Center’s On Campus Job Fair at the end of July for a part time position

  • Discuss with your career counselor taking a self-assessment (Strong Interest Inventory) or take our online ONet interest assessment to refine your areas of interest

  • Attend one of our workshops on Career Readiness workshops to find out what skills employers are looking for
    Log on to Handshake and set up your profile

  • Find out how to write a resume, attend a Resume workshop – short on time? Check out our virtual workshops  

  • Participate in student campus organizations and campus community activities to enhance your leadership skills and further define your interests

  • Plan to attend a Career Fair to establish communication with employers you may be interested in working for

Second-Year
  • Declare your major with a realistic understanding of how it relates to career opportunities

  • Contact a career counselor for informational interviews or job shadowing

  • Update your resume with a career counselor or peer advisor in the Career Center

  • Set up a LinkedIn profile and join the LinkedIn Wichita State University Career Center group to find out about career resources

  • Get a professional head shot for your LinkedIn profile at one of our Head Shocks events

  • Search and apply for part-time jobs and co-ops and internships listed on Handshake & secure your first internship

  • Research and apply for applied learning opportunities in Handshake, report any internship to the Applied & Experiential Learning Office

Third-Year
  • Meet with your academic advisor to make sure you are still on track for graduation

  • Establish a LinkedIn profile and start to selectively add connections; clean-up social media sites from your earlier college days if you have not yet done so

  • Meet with your career counselor to update your resume, create an effective cover letter, and practice for interviews

  • Join professional organizations to meet other professionals within your field of study

  • Update your profile and search & apply for internships in Handshake

  • Begin asking faculty for permission to use them as professional references

  • Attend career fairs and events to see what organizations are growing and actively recruiting college graduates

  • Research graduate schools early and attend the Thinking About Grad School? workshop if you are considering pursuing an advanced degree after graduation

Fourth-Year
  • Meet with your academic advisor and confirm graduation status

  • Schedule an appointment early in the year with your career counselor to develop a job-search action plan and timetable

  • Refine your resume and have it reviewed by career counselors, you will need to update regularly

  • Continue to build your network through LinkedIn

  • Attend a Career Closet event to enhance your professional dress wardrobe

  • Request a mock interview appointment with a career counselor to practice answering behavior-based interview questions

  • Search for opportunities through Handshake and other online resources

  • Apply to graduate school if that is your path; pay close attention to all deadlines

  • Complete the Career Center graduate exit survey in Handshake, it will be emailed to your University email address your last semester of classes

  • After graduation, consider mentoring other Wichita State Students and get involved with the Alumni Association

 

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Still unsure of your career path?

 

Program Search

This interactive, online tool from the Kansas Board of Regents reviews cost and earnings data from real graduates for each undergraduate degree program offered at a public university or college in Kansas. With hundreds of degree programs available, there are many factors to consider when selecting the institution and the degree program that are the best match for you.

Find out here