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Career Development & Exploration assists you from your first day on campus until your last (and beyond!). No matter your year in school, it is important to have the right tools, resources and strategies to help you make the most of your Cleveland State experience as you move into the world of work.


Our Career Development & Exploration Roadmap below will help contribute to your success at Cleveland State and beyond:


on your strengths, talents, interests, and personality traits, and how they align with potential career paths.


Reflection question: What do you envision when you think of your ideal work life?

Action: Identify 3-5 potential career paths, industries, or majors that resonate with you. Connect with a Career Specialist to discuss recommendations for career paths based on your strengths, interests, values, and personality traits. 

  • My Majors: Explore and match your academic major options based on interests, personality, and academic aptitude and achievement. 

  • Work Values: What matters most to you when it comes to your career and work life? 

  • Holland Code Assessment on My Next Move: Identify your Holland Code and corresponding career paths. Which types do you identify most with? R: Realistic (Doer), I: Investigative (Thinker), A: Artistic (Creator), S: Social (Helper), E: Enterprising (Persuaders), C: Conventional (Organizer)  

  • VIA Survey of Character Strengths: Reflect on positive aspects of your personality character traits and how they might be applied to career paths. 

  • Personality Assessment: What drives, inspires, and worries your personality type? Take a deep dive into your personality to reflect on how to navigate the world around you?



potential career paths, document your findings, and identify career paths to explore further.  

Reflection questions: What is the economic outlook for your careers of interest? What knowledge, skills, and abilities are required? How does your major prepare you for your career? 

Action: Collaborate with a Career Specialist to develop a plan for your career exploration. Compile and review career research. Select 2-3 career paths of interest to explore. 

  • What can I do with this major? 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. 

  • My Next Move: Easy-to-use search options and career overviews including video content, economic outlook, and salary information. 

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Take a deep dive into typical duties, work environment, education, income, and job outlook for hundreds of occupations.  

  • My Plan: Unbiased data and research on colleges, careers, and majors. 


with your network to leverage their information and resources. Participate in activities that provide exposure, knowledge, and connection to your career paths of interest.  

Reflection question: Who is already in your network and how can you grow my network?

Action: What activity can you commit to, to gain exposure, knowledge and connection?  Partner with a Career Specialist to select meaningful activities and experiences. 



your knowledge, skills and abilities through your college coursework and projects.

Reflection question: What do you love to learn about? How can your major prepare you for your career?

Action: Take a deep dive into your degree map and the course catalog to identify the courses that best support your goals. 

We are here to support you as you explore!

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