The career exploration process may look different for everyone. We recommend that you make an appointment with a Career Advisor for additional advice and support through the process. You can make an appointment through Starfish.
Step 1: Conduct a Self-Assessment
LSSC offers students and alumni FREE access to MyPlan’s Career Assessments to find career matches based on your personality, interests, skills and values.
Step 2: Research your Academic and Career Options
Learn more about particular careers or majors by researching career profiles, educational requirements, employment outlook, expected salary, university transfer options and much more.
In addition to meeting with a Career Advisor, you can use these resources to help in the process. Please note that many of these links are to sites not maintained or edited by Lake-Sumter State College.
- Review your MyPlan Results
- What Can I do with This Major?
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- O*Net Online
- My Next Move and My Next Move for Veterans
- Inside Jobs
- Career Planning for High School Students (MyPlan)
Step 3: Obtain Relevant and/or Practical Experience
In this step, individuals evaluate occupational choices and gain practical experience through internships, cooperative education, relevant summer employment, volunteer work and campus activities.
Step 4: Prepare for your Job Search or University Transfer
An initial occupational choice is made in this step. Individuals prepare for and begin conducting a job search, or apply to transfer to a university to continue their education.