Are you in a career that fits your interests and abilities, complements your experiences, and fulfills your ambitions? Maybe you have an idea of what the right job might be, but you need some help discovering the right career path and developing a plan to get there.
Adult students seeking career guidance and career-related advising are encouraged to contact Penn State Continuing Education career counseling. We can help you clarify your skills, interests, values, strengths, and weaknesses and assist you in developing a career plan of action. We can also identify the professional development or degree opportunities that can help you meet your goals.
Online Career Resources
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
The OOH is a nationally recognized source of career information designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future careers and career directions. The OOH provides information about occupations from A to Z.
- Occupational Information Network (O*NET Online)
The O*NET system serves as the nation's primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. You can find occupations using keywords, browsing by job families and high-growth industries, etc. You can also use a list of your skills to find matching occupations.
- Career InfoNet
Career InfoNet can help you identify careers, education, and job options that best fit you. The site offers career videos, skills profiles, résumé tutorials, and links to America's Job Bank.
- The Career Guide to Industries
As part of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this site provides information about industries as they relate to state and local job markets.
- Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (Home of PA Work Stats)
This site is a comprehensive online resource for PA job seekers featuring stats for Pennsylvania, including information on competitive industries, work stats, careers in demand, fastest growing occupations, income and wages, and more. This site identifies statewide as well as regional high-priority occupations. The site also offers Pennsylvania employment news and a wealth of information for Pennsylvania residents.
- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
OVR is the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency that provides services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, start, and maintain employment.
- Private Industry Council of Centre County (PICCC)
PICCC, Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing youth and adults to enter or re-enter the labor force through job training and other employment-oriented services.
Job Search Resources
- Career Builder
- PA CareerLink
- Federal Jobs
- Career resources for veterans, service members, and spouses