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Westcliff University
Alumni Affairs & Career Services

Career Exploration

Finding the right path for you can be difficult – especially if you have interest in multiple fields/industries. Exploring different career options can help you define, evaluate, and learn more about how to turn your passions into a career. 

Begin by asking yourself these questions: What do I want to accomplish in my life? What makes me happy? If I could be known for anything – what would that be? 

“There will be people that will say you can’t make a living out of something you love to do. But are you really living by not doing it?” – Olan Rogers

Career Assessments

Myers Briggs: Can help you clarify your strengths, weaknesses, and way you perceive and process information.

Career One Stop: Can help you identify careers that meet your interests. 

Discover your passions:

Career Videos: Includes career details for 16 different industries.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Handbook: Search for job specific outlooks, salary, education requirements, and more!

Onet: The nation’s primary source of occupational information with valid data.  

California Occupational Guides: Job duties, working conditions, job outlook, and more in the state of California. 


Engaging in volunteer work allows you to not only do something great for your community but can also help you to enhance your resume, network with people, help define your career goals, and develop and refine new skills! 

Use VolunteerMatch, Oneoc, and Greatnonprofit to help you find volunteer options that work for you! 

Contact Career Services for a 1-to-1 appointment to help you clarify your career plan and goals.