Conduct occupational exploration research using multiple sources to find specific information on career pathways.


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Dolphin Connect

Feeling confused about your career plans? Unsure what industries, companies, or jobs you might enjoy? Looking for advice to help you get your foot in the door? Dolphin Connect is for you! 

CSUCI students, alumni, faculty and staff are coming together to share career advice, find inspiration, and talk openly about the journey from college to career. Dolphin Connect, CSUCI's new online mentoring and networking community, will move your career forward. Think of it like an in-house LinkedIn where you can search for fellow Dolphins and filter by industry, major, help topics, and more. 

Here is what students are saying about their experience on Dolphin Connect:

  • "My favorite thing is how we could reach out to alumni with our majors. I really like how I can reach out to people who graduated already and ask them, 'What was your next step?' That's cool for those who are still trying to figure out what they want to do."
  • "What I found meaningful was that all the mentors I contacted and connected with were all very willing to meet or talk with me. They seemed genuinely interested in connecting and providing their experiences, sharing resources, and were also encouraging."

Are you ready to move your career forward? Get started at dolphinconnect.csuci.edu.

Career Research Databases

Dolphin CareerLink-Career Explorer via myCI
With this tool, you can research career options including occupational data provided by ONET. Additionally, this program will assist you in identifying your skills, research occupations, and identify an educational plan to prepare for the future. 

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Details on education, earning potential, training requirements, and future employment outlook for 200 occupations are presented in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook

ONET
Your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Career Finder 

Career Finder is a free-to-use tool that leverages US Bureau of Labor Statistics data, tens of thousands of job postings, and data from over 2 million respondents with 360 careers and over 140 majors to help students find career paths and current job openings in their major. 

 

My Plan
Search, browse or query through over 900 different careers. Read career profiles, job descriptions, educational requirements, and career outlook information. Find out what kind of salary to expect, watch short videos, and even learn about the types of people that typically go into each career.

California Occupational Guides
These occupational analyses include job descriptions, job outlook and wages, and qualification requirements. The detailed guide provides information on licensing, education, training, links to possible employers, how to find a job, related occupations, and links to additional resources.

America's Career InfoNet
Part of CareerOneStop, this offers visitors a variety of tools and resources for career exploration, education information, and even job search instruction. The site features user-friendly occupation and industry information, salary data, career videos, education resources, self-assessment tools, career exploration assistance, and other resources that support career exploration and development in today’s marketplace.

Occupational Outlook Quarterly (OOQ)
The OOQ is published quarterly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This print and online magazine features articles with practical information on jobs and careers. It covers a wide variety of career and work-related topics, such as new and emerging occupations, training opportunities, salary trends, and results of new studies from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Vault.com
Vault is a resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on specific employers, salaries, hiring practices, and company cultures. The website offers both free and paid subscription content to users who want to research employers, professions, and industries.

Salary Research Databases

CareerOneStop.org
All users will appreciate the easy-to-find and easy-to-understand wage and salary information found here. Try the “For Occupations” search to quickly find national-level wage data for hundreds of occupations, data which can then be focused on a specific state or metropolitan region. All of the wage data is provided by the Occupational Employment Statistics program of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but most users will find this a much more friendly form.

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)
This BLS program produces employment and wage estimates for more than 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations, and estimates of the wages paid to them. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual states, and for metropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Salary.com
This site offers users free access to more than just salary data. Salary.com gives users information on total compensation. The Salary Wizard allows users to search for base, median, and top-level earnings in hundreds of jobs in many occupational areas; many of these projections are local as well as national.

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