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Career Experience

Making decisions about what career field to pursue next involves these steps:

1. Know Yourself

2. Research Careers

3. Get Experience & Make a Plan

Get Experience

Once you have a career in mind (or several), the best way to confirm your choice is to get real experience in the profession. Get the first-hand perspective by talking to people in the field (information interviews), job shadowing, volunteering and interning. Below are some ways to get experience and ideas to work on your career development before transitioning from your current job.

  • Job Shadow or Talk with an MU Graduate
  • Volunteer
  • Intern
  • Join a Professional Association

Make a Plan

When you know your goal, you can make a plan for how to get there: Career Action Plan


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Transferable Skills

Changing career fields seems daunting, but carefully evaluate your career experience in light of your new career goals. You may have more applicable skills and experience than previously thought.


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