Learning about a variety of careers will help you find an internship, job, volunteer or fellowship opportunity that aligns with your strengths, skills, interests and values. The Center for Career Development offers many programs and resources to help you gain insight into your preferred career field.
There are many steps you can take towards your career goals if you are unsure and just starting to explore options, or if you already know what career path you want to pursue.
- Schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor to discuss your strengths, skills, interests and values.
- Take the Strong Interest Inventory, a widely-used career assessment tool which measures career interest.
- Attend information sessions hosted by employers, alumni and academic departments. (See Calendar)
- Participate in the Alumni Job Shadowing Program: The Alumni Job Shadowing Program is open to all class years and provides you with an opportunity to shadow an alumna/us in your career field of interest. Students are matched with Holy Cross alumni and spend ½-1 day shadowing during one of the four major academic breaks. For more information on how to participate in the program contact Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Apply to the Alumni Mentoring Program. The Alumni Mentoring Program matches students with alumni based on careers/industries of interest. As part of the program, students connect with their alumni mentor via phone, email or video throughout the academic year. Alumni mentors provide their mentees with guidance and support as students navigate their individual career exploration at Holy Cross. This program is open to students from all class years. To learn more about the Alumni Mentoring Program contact the Center for Career Development at email@example.com or 508-793-3880.
- Find alumni through the HC Network or LinkedIn to conduct informational interviews; meet with a Career Counselor to discuss how to use these tools and networking strategies.
- Review the Career Development self-help guides and Online Resources.
- Attend Career Development workshops. (See Calendar for available workshops)
- Join a campus activity, group or team that allows you to explore your interests.
Additional campus resources that can help you explore careers include:
- Health Professions Advising
- Ciocca Center for Business, Ethics, and Society
- Prelaw Program
- Teacher Education Program
- Office of Distinguished Fellowships and Graduate Studies
- Departmental Graduate Studies Advisors (See individual academic department for the name of the advisor)
- Chaplains' Office: Faith and Service Opportunities