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Career Exploration

Know Yourself

Before you can explore options, it is important to know yourself. Sounds easy, right? Maybe, but it is worth taking some time to clarify your interests, skills, and values before you start making career decisions.

Focus 2 is a self-paced online career and education planning tool designed to help students make decisions about career goals and education plans. Students and alumni can use Focus 2 to clarify their values and interests, or to explore majors and career fields.

Explore Careers and Majors

Choosing a major or career path can feel overwhelming, but there are several resources available to help you explore options. Learn about majors at King, careers in a variety of fields, and how they connect.

Additional resources to explore careers, occupations and vocations:

  • O*NET On Line has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
  • Zip Recruiter is a career advice website and publisher for driven, career-minded students and young professionals looking for tools, tips, and inside information to help them plan their careers and ultimately achieve career satisfaction.
  • Buzzfile is a comprehensive employers-by-major resource where students can discover, research, and network with thousands of potential employers for 150+ majors.
  • Career InfoNet
  • CareerOneStop

Explore Graduate or Professional School

Thinking about graduate or professional school? Learn about different graduate degrees, researching programs of study, selecting the right program for you, and much more.

  • Peterson’s provides the facts and info you will need to make an informed decision on finding the right university for you or how to prepare for tests like the GRE, LSAT or MCAT.
  • GraduateGuide is a directory of graduate schools in the United States and Canada.
  • GoGrad is a guide designed to help prospective graduate students tackle some of the most significant tasks you will be faced with when preparing to pursue a graduate degree, including choosing, applying for, and financing a graduate program.

Schedule a meeting with your faculty advisor and start preparing early for graduate school.

Most graduate programs require a graduate test for admissions consideration.

Check admission standards for the school and course of study.

Note: The Appalachian College Association (ACA) is partnered with Kaplan Test Prep and provides students and alumni of King University a significant discount on test prep courses. Learn more here.