Explore Careers

Your career exploration journey starts with you. Taking time to understand your interests, strengths, and values is a crucial first step.

In addition to self reflection, researching different career fields will give you insight into things like:

  • The nature of the work
  • Educational requirements to work in the field
  • Working conditions
  • Anticipated salary ranges

The Luther College Career Center supports you through this process. We are available for individualized coaching and have resources to get you started.

Connecting Your Major and Career Goals

Your college major does not always determine your career path. You may find that your career takes you through many different industries and job roles. A liberal arts education will prepare you to find success in a constantly changing world. Selecting a major that aligns with your career goals will help focus your energy.

What Can I Do with a Major in…?

The Career Center provides Luther College students with access to the subscription-based tool What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research through the websites provided.

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Strategies to Help You Explore Careers

Use the following resources to best determine which career fields are a good fit for you.

Experience Careers Through Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a great way to test drive different careers throughout your exploration process. When you job shadow, you spend time observing a professional at work in an occupation that interests you. It’s an opportunity to experience firsthand what a day in the life is like for someone working in a career that you are considering.

Meet with a Career Coach for help setting up a Job Shadow Experience