Career Exploration and Professional Development Resources

Are you trying to find some direction for your current career? Perhaps you are contemplating a change in careers? If so, it is important to conduct research into the career paths that may interest you. The more research you do, the more likely a career path will become evident to you.

If you choose to take a more self-directed approach, here are some things to consider while conducting your research.

Career Focus

What Interests You?

Network Yourself!

  • How: Guide to the Do/Dont's of Networking
  • Social Networking
  • Interpersonal:
    • Mentorship: Establishing a relationship with an individual on an formal or informal basis to guide and answer any questions concerning your career decisions
    • Professional organizations: Opportunity to network and expand your network with individuals who share a common interest

Professional Development  

Professional development is the cornerstone to personal growth. If you are thinking about making a career change or are striving to grow in your current position, self development is always a good idea.

The University of Michigan supports staff development in many different ways: