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The Career Exploration Community helps students and alumni learn about themselves and explore various career paths. Whether you are unsure of what is possible, weighing a few different options or fall somewhere in between, the Career Exploration Community is here to support and guide you. Using the VIPS - values, interests, personality, skills - model we help you navigate your personal career path and work towards a successful and gratifying career.


    • EMSI Skills Match identifies nearly 30,000 skills from hundreds of millions of job postings, résumés, and professional profiles and is updated every two weeks. Using artificial intelligence, the Open Skills Library will be used to match WGU's competency-based curriculum with a list of workforce-relevant skills, allowing WGU to tailor the student learning journey even further by focusing on specific skills and competencies that match a learner's goals.
    • The Life Values Inventory Online was developed to help individuals and organizations clarify their values and serve as a blueprint for effective decision-making and optimal functioning.
    • The DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network helps connect DePaul students with alumni and other professionals for career insight, conversations and networking. Are you changing majors or career paths? Connect with alumni in your field of interest! Learn more in our ASK 101: Explore Your Career Journey guide.
    • Explore how to connect majors, minors or concentrations to specific career paths by diving into our What Can I Do With a Major In guides


The Career Center provides 2-credit exploratory courses to help you learn about your interests, your strengths, and how to present those on your resume, during interviews, and as part of your online brand.

  • CLD 200 - Design Your Future: Career & Major Exploration
  • CLD 205 – Create Your Career Toolkit
  • CLD 210 – Harness Your Strengths
  • CLD 215 – Launch Your Search: Job & Internship Search Strategies
  • CLD 220 – International Students: Job & Internship Search Strategies
  • CLD 225 - Reposition Your Career Plan
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Career Exploration Advisor


Ed Childs

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