Career Exploration

Tools to help find career matches


Experience may be the best research tool for college exploration.  Your experience can help you see what you really like.  Volunteer in the area you think you may want to work; get an internship in that area.  Get experience and develop a network as you demonstrate your willingness to work, doing what needs to be done.

Holland Interest Inventory

Discover your Holland Interest Codes.  Your codes are used to find careers that match you. 

  • Log into Blackboard,
  • Click Naviance Student.
  • Found found in the "Careers" dropdown of Naviance Student -
  • Click the Arrow after "Explore Careers and Interests."
  • Click "Career Interest Profiler." 

Take the assessment and see what careers you might enjoy. Results show interest codes with three codes focused on your primary interest areas. These three codes are your Holland Interest Codes.  Careers are sorted according to the amount of preparation required such that a person who might be happy as an accountant or actuary will see "cashier" at the top of the list. Check them all to discover lots of great careers you might enjoy.

Holland Interest Inventory in other languages

The Holland Interest Inventory has been translated into a number of languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (traditional and simplified.)  Visit

Cluster Finder

Go from general to specific with this useful tool found in the "Careers" dropdown of Naviance Student - Click the Arrow after "Explore Careers and Interests." Click "Career Cluster Finder."    A Spanish version can be found at

Virginia Career View

This is a comprehensive site produced by Virginia Tech.  Click into the tiny search box on the upper Right of the window to search for a specific career.

Career Outlook Information

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Outlook Handbook

THE definitive book of careers from the U.S. Department of Labor.


U.S. Department of Labor O-Net online - database of careers and related information. Find careers/occupations within a broad category and get a detailed report of the career/occupation. Match skills to careers.

Career One Stop

Find wages and employment trends, occupational requirements, state by state labor market conditions, employer contacts, and extensive career resource library online

College Board's Big Future

"Browse major and career profiles using the categories below, or use the tools on the right to search by keyword or interest."