FOCUS 2 is a career exploration tool that you may use throughout college and after. FOCUS 2 can assist you in making decisions about career goals and education plans. You can use this to clarify your values and interests or to explore majors and career fields.
O*Net Online is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, businesses, and workforce development professionals to understand today’s world of work in the United States.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a publication of the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics that includes information about the nature of work, working conditions, training and education, earnings, and job outlook for hundreds of different occupations in the United States.
Zippia uses state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to collect data on millions of real-life careers. The Career Map visually shows all of this information. Among other things, you can discover: – The career paths that pay the highest – The skills you need to get hired and promoted – How long people typically hold each job – The companies that hire the most – The locations where companies hire – How your path changes with a particular company or degree
Career Communities bring together students who are studying majors that can lead to similar career paths. Each Career Community is led by a Career Coach and is supported by an Employer Relations team member and a Student Advisory Board. As a community, students will hear from their Career Community leaders about events, internships, resources, and entry-level jobs and career paths that are logical for these majors. They will also have the chance to gain skills and confidence in connecting with employers and alumni from their areas of interest. Learn more about Career Communities here.
Learn to Use Handshake
Handshake is Mercy College’s internship and job board which offers hundreds of internship and job opportunities that students can apply to. It is also where Federal Work-study jobs and on-campus employment opportunities are posted. Students can also use Handshake to RSVP for Career events, make an appointment with a Career Coach, and read company reviews written by college students.
Career Exploration Workshops