Explore Careers

Some degree programs have a clear connection between the major and careers, such as nursing or accounting. Other programs like communication studies or psychology offer a wide array of career options.

Here are some resources to explore potential careers you could pursue after college.

Find Occupations by Major

If you have a few majors in mind, you can start by exploring what you can do with each major.

Learn about the variety of occupations available by major, top recommendations on how to prepare for success in these occupations, and links to professional and job search sites specifically targeted to this field or industry.

Learn more about exploring careers by industry with information from Candid Career+.

Search Career Databases

Career databases have comprehensive information about occupations including what professionals in this field do, needed education and experience, typical salaries, and job outlook.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: A guide to hundreds of occupations offered by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • O*Net Online: A career exploration and job analysis tool sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the Employment & Training Administration
  • CareerOneStop: A source for career exploration, training & jobs sponsored by the US Department of Labor
Connect with Professionals in the Field

No one knows an occupation better than professionals in the field, so why not go to the source for answers.

Learn more about building your network with advice from Candid Career+.

Graduate Follow-Up Reports

Winona State asks recent graduates to share information about their next steps after graduation. View the Graduate Follow-Up Reports to see:

  • the jobs alumni accepted as well as their employers
  • how many students went on to graduate school and at which universities

You can also research WSU alumni salary outcomes by major.

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