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 Counseling: The Center for the Education of Women+ (CEW+) offers job advice, development workshops and resources for men and women.
- Career Plan: Create a solid career plan.
What Interests You?
- U-M Career Navigator
- Nursing Careers
- Volunteer Service: Community Program and Services
- What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter; Hyperion (2007)
- How: Guide to the Do/Dont's of Networking
- Social Networking
- 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 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:
- Read about the University of Michigan Staff Development Philosophy
- Professional and Career Development courses
- Michigan Medicine Leadership Development Programs
- Interested in taking some college-level classes? Learn how the university's tuition support program can aid your professional development