Researching Careers

Choices
Our #1 pick! This software program matches careers and graduate schools to your interests, skills and academic areas of interest. Stop by the Career Resource Room and check it out at one of our computer stations. Ask a peer advisor for a quick overview on how to get started. Choices contains Information on more than 750 different occupational fields.

Occupational Information & Trends
Online newspapers and magazines can help keep you informed about current issues for free. They are available from around the world and can help you prepare for a job interview and provide information about local issues and local companies.

CareerOverview.com
Selecting the right career and making informed career decisions requires reliable information about the opportunities that a particular occupation may provide. Unfortunately, so many individuals are quick to pursue a career or education path that ultimately does not enable them to acheive their professional, personal and financial aspirations. CareerOverview.com is designed to provide reliable, up-to-date, and relevant career information and job descriptions for aspiring professionals who are making life altering decisions about their future career path.

Careers by UCSB Major
An alphabetical list of UCSB Majors with links to General Career Information, Professional Organizations, Internships, Job Listings, Graduate & Professional School, and UCSB Resources

Careers Out There 
At Careers Out There we interview professionals from all types of career paths about what they do at work.  Our guests talk about a typical day, the right educational background, skill sets, personality types, income, and share all kinds of career advice.  New content is coming all the time.  Short and long versions of each video are presented so that students have the option to dip a toe in or dive right in.  Long videos have timeline tags so that viewers can skip around to the specific subtopics that interest them.  We also provide transcripts and podcasts of the interviews as well as related resources.