The Career Exploration Community helps students and alumni learn about themselves and explore 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 lenses of interests, values, and skills we help you navigate your personal career path and work towards a successful and gratifying career.
Meet the Exploration Career Community Team
It starts with knowing yourself! You are the foundation for career exploration.
Shaping a fulfilling future is all about knowing yourself, your
passions, interests and skills—then working to find a career that aligns
with them. Our career advisors are here to support you at every step; just make an appointment in Handshake or stop by our drop-in hours . If you’d like to do some exploration on your own, here are some questions and resources to consider:
- Which topics are you most naturally drawn to? Utilize these exploratory resources to help you discover your professional identity and interests.
- What are your values? Values greatly influence the
career decision making process, job satisfaction and, ultimately, life
satisfaction. Define and understand your values through these
- What are your strongest skills? Assessing your
skills will allow you to determine which ones you want to acquire or
further develop, and how your skills match with potential careers.
- What are your interpersonal needs? Personality
preferences and interpersonal needs are related to your individual,
innate nature and tend to be consistent over time. Understanding these
preferences and needs allows you to see correlations between the way you
make decisions and your work style.
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.
Utilize O*NET Online to
research occupations and discover the knowledge, skills and abilities
needed in a variety of positions. You can also check out the DePaul
Library's career information collection.