It is common for students to have career interests and goals that may not directly align with the disciplines of their particular college or school. With that in mind, Career Communities were created to provide industry-specific resources, opportunities, and connections for all students, regardless of academic focus.
Each of the interdisciplinary career community toolkits provides information to specifically help students who are not majoring in a related area of study. Career communities can help students successfully navigate a particular career field and connect with opportunities.
By enrolling in a community, you can access tools to:
- explore careers in that industry
- communicate your story, build your network
- become career-ready through skills and experience
- successfully navigate that field
- find opportunities through weekly announcements of upcoming industry-related events and current job and internship postings
Students are invited to join as many career community toolkits as they like. To subscribe, click on the community links below.
Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community
Explore fields such as financial services, human resources, insurance, sales & marketing, management consulting, startups, and other related industries.
Explore fields such as advertising, design, fashion, interior design, entertainment, hospitality, and other related creative industries.
Explore fields such as educational leadership and policy, educational technology and innovation, library and information science, teaching and instruction, and training and development, and other industries.
Explore fields such as allied health, counseling and mental health, environmental health, health administration and management, health policy, nutrition and dietetics, and other industries.
Major and Career Exploration Community
For students who are interested in early exploration of their major and career options, this toolkit offers informal activities, videos, and helpful information. Topics covered include understanding the connection between majors and careers, ideas for getting involved on and off campus, and tools to explore values, interests, personality, skills, and identities.
Non-profit, Public Service & Government Career Community
Explore a variety of fields in nonprofits, public service and the public sector–including local, state and federal levels. Other related fields include higher education, international affairs, legal & law enforcement, social assistance, and other roles within government such as consulting and intelligence.
Science & Sustainability Career Community
Explore fields such as aerospace, agriculture, biology, automotive, biotech, civil engineering, construction, environmental services, healthcare, research, and other related fields.
Explore roles in fields such as automotive, computer networking, E-Sports, electronic & computer hardware, information technology, and other fields related to the internet and software.
As you begin to research and compare career options and industries, take note of the skills, interests, values, and experiences related to each area. Reflect on how your personal preferences and abilities align with the career(s) you are considering in order to make an informed decision. To identify your own values, interests, personality, and skills, check out the Focus 2 Career site (register using the access code: longhorns) and the Major and Career Exploration Community above.