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Career Awareness

A career is all the productive work, paid and unpaid, performed throughout a person's lifetime. Career Education provides students with opportunities to learn about their interests, to become aware and appreciate a range of careers, and to develop decision-making, job-seeking, and job-keeping skills.

Explore the links below to help make informed career choices.

Tips for Writing an Application Essay
Resource maintained by The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Tips for Writing a Resume
Resource maintained by The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Lifeworks
Explore over 100 health and medical science careers by job title, education required, interest area, or salary. Learn detailed information from successful professionals.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Nationally recognized source of career information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes information about what workers do on the job, working conditions, job outlook, and more.

Career Onestop
Source for career exploration from the U.S. Department of Labor. Use the Career Onestop Toolkit to find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, employer contacts nationwide, and an extensive career resource library.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
Information about and practice questions for the ASVAB, a career exploration tool that helps students identify their skill strengths and interest areas where they are most likely to succeed.