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Explore Careers & Get Experience

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Volunteer

You're looking for experience in your major. You wish you had more time to do some community volunteer work. However, you just can't find enough time in the day to do both-how do you choose? There are many opportunities for college students (and graduates) to help themselves and help their communities. A volunteer job can provide you with the opportunity to put into practice the theories you have learned in school, and provides a valuable service at the same time. The trick is to connect your interests to a volunteer work position.

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Job Shadow

Many students at colleges and universities nationwide take time from their breaks to "shadow" a professional to learn more about the field and to get a taste of working life. So what's the best way to go about becoming a shadow?

Sometimes, you can set up shadowing experiences on your own, with family, friends, or acquaintances-or by contacting a company or organization that you know offers the sort of experience you're seeking. But generally, it's best to work through Career Development and Education, where counselors and advisers can provide guidance and opportunities. The Husky Career Network Program is an excellent place to start locating contacts.

Resources for Diverse Students and Multicultural Interests

Career-related resources for students of color, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ students and international students.

General Diversity-Related Resources:

Student of Color:

Individuals with Disabilities:

LGBTQ Students:

International Students: