Explore Careers

Attending a career fair is a great way to explore careers.Each career offers a unique mix of employment opportunity, salary, benefits, work-life balance, job security, creativity, and autonomy. This abundance of choice is partly why choosing a career can be so difficult.

PREPs was created specifically to help guide you as you make this major life decision. The links to the left will help you get started by exploring your natural talents, work style, interests, and values in relationship to the job market. 

PREPs also offers one-on-one career counseling to help you with the sometimes overwhelming process of choosing a career. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.

Informational Interviews

An informational interview is an interview that you initiate with a professional in a career or industry that interests you. If well executed, an informational interview can be one of your most valuable sources of occupational information.

Job Shadowing

Learn more about a career by observing a professional at work. This is a great way to learn first-hand whether or not the job would be a good fit for you. 

Service Learning & Volunteer Work

Both service learning and volunteer work are great ways to get involved in the community and serve others while learning more about yourself and the kinds of work that interests you. 

Student Organizations

Involvement in student clubs and campus groups expands the platforms for learning within the School of Science.

Undergraduate Research

Participating in undergraduate research is an excellent way to challenge yourself, build relationships with senior scientists, and add depth to your university experience.