Career Exploration and Resources
Part of the process of figuring out what you want to do in the future is knowing what is out there. Understanding the labour market and trends, examining job profiles, and researching what you can do with your major are important steps in focusing your career pathways. The Centre for Career and Calling can help. Below are guides that can point you towards sources of information.
Self-awareness is key to discerning your callings and exploring future career pathways. Career assessments are available through the Centre for Career and Calling to help generate and explore career ideas.
TypeFocus allows you to generate career ideas based on your personality preferences, interests and values using theTypefocus career planning tool.
Accessing TypeFocus: Current Students
- Go to your CrossRoads account and login using your student ID (six digits) and your password.
- Go to the “other Sites” tab at the top of the page and you will see TypeFocus listed as “Career Planning Tool.”
Accessing TypeFocus: Alumni
Alumni can access Typefocus through CrossRoads using alumni credentials.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Explore majors and search for information. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. It is a U.S site but is still great for generating career ideas. It will give you starting points for further exploration. When you are in the database of careers, you will see a section called “Occupational Outlook” towards the end of each career area described. These links take you to the US Occupational Handbook. The Government of Canada Jobs Bank site will give you Canadian specific information on the Job Profile and Field of Study pages.
Please note that you can only access this site from this page on the King's website.
There are a number of guides on everything from exploring vocation to preparing for an interview. These will help you to explore, discern and take action. The Centre for Career and Calling can provide you with these guides to help you along your career exploration journey.