Career Center: Information & Materials

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Career Exploration

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Informational Interviewing

An informational interview is a process in which individuals gather information about a particular field or occupation from an industry professional. This is an excellent way to explore whether or not you would be satisfied working in the profession of interest. Check out this informational interview tutorial that has a list of sample questions which can be useful when planning for an informational interview.

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing can be thought of as an expanded informational interview. During your job shadow experience, you follow the professional you’re shadowing through his or her work day. You observe the rigors of the job, the company culture, and ask lots of questions. Where an informational interview typically lasts about a half hour, a job shadowing experience can be anywhere from a few hours, to a day, to a week or more, depending on what you can mutually arrange with the person you’ve chosen to shadow.

Internships & Volunteering

Internships are an important way to get real-world experience in the career field you are pursuing. Popular websites, like Indeed, Internships.com, and ZipRecruiter, list internship opportunities. Statistics show that employers are more likely to hire college graduates that have internship experience. Some internships are paid, and most offer school credit!

Volunteering is another way to explore different careers, gain experience for your resume, network with others, and help organizations make a positive impact in your community. Plus, many colleges and universities consider students' volunteer experiences when making admissions decisions.

What Can I Do With a Major In...

Wondering how to connect majors to careers? The University of Tennessee (UT) has compiled information to help you! Click on any area of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list. Explore multiple majors to learn about a wide range of career opportunities. Not all majors listed are offered at Antelope Valley College.

Accounting

Advertising     

Africana Studies

Agricultural Leadership

American Studies       

Animal Science

Anthropology/Archaeology

Architecture    

Art

Art History

Asian Studies 

Athletics/Sport

Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology

Biochemistry  

Biological Sciences

Biosystems Engineering        

Business Analytics     

Business Studies

Chemistry

Child/Family Studies  

Cinema Studies

Communication Studies

Computer Science     

Construction

Counseling

Criminal Justice         

Dance

Economics

Education       

Electronic Media/Broadcasting

Emergency Management

Engineering    

English

Environmental Studies/Science

Finance          

Food Science

Foreign Language

Forensic Science       

Forestry

Geography

Geology          

Global/International Studies

Graphic Design

Healthcare Sciences  

History

Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management

Humanities/Liberal Studies    

Human Resource Management

Human Services

Information/Library Sciences

Interior Design

Journalism

Judaic Studies

Kinesiology

Landscape Architecture

Latin American Studies          

Law

Linguistics

Logistics/Supply Chain Management

Management

Management Information Systems

Marine Science          

Marketing

Mathematics   

Medicine         

Meteorology

Music

Music Business          

Neuroscience

Nursing

Nutrition          

Philosophy

Physics

Plant Biology  

Plant Sciences

Political Science

Psychology

Public Administration

Public Health

Public Relations         

Recreation Administration

Religious Studies

Retail/Merchandising 

Social Work

Sociology

Sport Management    

Statistics

Theater

Urban Studies

Wildlife/Fisheries

Women's Studies

Last updated: May 15, 2019