In this discussion, I’d like to introduce to ONET online. This is a database created and maintained by the U.S. government in conjunction with I/O psychologists. It provides tons of information about occupations nationally, and I think it will help as you think about life after graduation.
To start, please go to the and take the quick quiz (if you’ve completed an interest profiler before you may enter your three letter code) . When you finish, 1) note your top 2 to 4 occupations and discuss whether these surprised you or were expected. You’ll note that your top occupations change quite drastically depending on job zone (i.e., preparation/education category) so you may want to play with this a little.
Next, search for one of your top occupations and entering it into the search function. Then, 2) note whether the occupation matched your personality, note the job outlook, and the median salary. Discuss anything interesting you learned.