Wayne State University

Career Planning Resources

Career planning is a lifelong endeavor that allows individuals to take an active role in their own professional development. The cycle generally starts with self-discovery from exploring personal aspirations. Next, investigating occupations helps individuals to understand how their interests, abilities, strengths, values, etc. relate to potential careers. Third, the integration between personal goals and the realities of the world of work characterizes effective decision making. Finally, decisions must be implemented for personal objectives to be achieved. Students and alumni are encouraged to proactively engage in this ongoing process to increase their career satisfaction throughout their working life.

For more information, please contact Career Services at (313) 577-3390 to schedule an appointment with a career development counselor.

Academic Advising Resources – WSU Advising Quick Links to help with academic planning.

ACT World of Work Map – System for organizing and summarizing basic similarities and differences between occupations.

America's Career InfoNet – DOL Career OneStop resource for career and job search.

Career Resources – Resume writing tips, interviewing tips, Salary information, networking resources and more!

Career Values Card Sort – Free online self-assessment resource.

CashCourse – WSU sponsored site that provides resources for developing financial literacy.

FinAid – Financial Aid information, links and resources.

How to Plan Your Career – College success guide with related career resources.

National Career ClustersTM & Pathways – U.S. occupational categories and career preparation information.

NCDA Internet Sites for Career Planning – Annotated directory of career development resources.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – BLS resource for career information regarding general occupations.

O*NET – DOL detailed database of occupational titles, requirements, and worker attributes.

The Riley Guide (My Perfect Resume) – Large directory of employment and career information resources.