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Welcome to the Career Exploration Community!

VIPS model
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.

Career Exploration: Know Your VIPS

Advising: Meet the Career Exploration Team

Career Exploration Advisor

Ed

Career Experiences

Johnny

Johnny LaSalle

jlasalle@depaul.edu

Tools

  • CareerExplorer is an online self-assessment and career research tool made available to DePaul students and alumni by the Career Center. This unique resource allows users to explore how their values, interests, personality, and skills fit with over 700 potential career paths.

  • 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.

Courses

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. Courses include:

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

View Course Descriptions

Resources

Get Involved at DePaul

Getting involved on campus, joining and giving back are all ways to explore your interests and to develop skills (plus employers love to see these experiences on your resume!)

Leadership & Volunteer OpportunitiesStudent Organizations

Explore Jobs & Internships

Explore thousands of job and internship opportunities on DePaul's Handshake. To get started, login and update your profile. Be sure to join a Career Community (under the Career Interests section of your profile!)

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Visit the Career Library

Explore resources related to career exploration and transition. Learn how to make a career pivot - a meaningful change that requires careful planning. Or, review how to make a career plan - our guide to helping you with career decision-making.

Go to the Career Libr​ary