Researching career and occupational options is an important step after you have found some areas that interest you. This information will help you understand qualifications required and the employment trends in various careers.

Career Information

  • Academic Departments. Each academic department offers career-related information and resources, curricular planning advice, class presentations, and activities such as films, lectures, guest speakers, and field trips. Ask your professors for information and check the departmental bulletin boards for news about events and activities. Many departments offer introductory courses designed to give information about the major and/or minor.
  • Career Resource Lab, LU 235. This office provides extensive and up-to-date information on career options and trends. Books, periodicals, newsletters, videotapes, computer programs, career-related reference materials, brochures, and other information are easily accessible.
  • Major/Career Planning Collection: This web-site provides access to information about Ball State majors, including departmental links, student representatives for most majors, and audio interviews.
  • Practical Experience. On-the-job experiences through internships, cooperative education programs (Co-op), practicums, independent studies, and volunteer opportunities help you learn about careers.