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Resources for Career Exploration

We get it. The past couple of years have been exhausting.

You’re looking for a better work-life balance, to work somewhere you are appreciated and where you feel like the work you do makes a difference. Or maybe you want to be your own boss and start a business. Maybe you’re looking to learn a new skill or go back and finish a degree to help move your career in the direction you want to go.

Minnesota State is here to help. We have a variety of online tools available to you – free of charge – to explore different careers, take self-assessments to better understand what career fits you best, learn about the careers with the most growth potential right now, and get tips to find that dream job.

And of course, if you decide you want to earn a degree, diploma or certificate or just learn some new skills, we can help you there too!

Online Career Tools:

Assessment Suite: online assessments that will help you find careers that match your interests or skills.

Reality Check: an interactive tool to help you achieve your desired lifestyle through career choices and training or education.

Lifelong Journey: Did you know that the typical American averages 10 different jobs in their lifetime? This tool provides information on the difference between a job and a career and how to advance on your journey.

Growing Careers in Minnesota: Wondering where the jobs of the future will be? This site helps you navigate the careers with the most openings and greatest potential down the line

Find a job: Tips and templates for writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and exploring the job market.

CareerWise: Helpful information to find jobs.

Career Advancement Learning Opportunities:

Program Search: Find out about the various academic programs offer at the collleges and universities of Minnesota State on our Program Search page.

Entrepreneurship: Thinking of going into business for yourself? We have a variety of entrepreneurship programs available—everything from short term certificates to bachelors degrees. Enter the word “entrepreneurship” in the program search box to learn more.

Graduate programs: Looking to take your career to the next level with a masters or doctorate degree? Our universities offer more than 800 graduate programs on campus and online.

Skill Up: Need to learn some new skills. Our Skill Up program offers short-term training options.

Workforce Development Scholarships: Hundreds of $2,500 scholarships available in high-demand fields.

Credit for Prior Learning: Get academic credit for what you already know.

Online Programs: Minnesota State offers more than 800 fully online programs so you can get your degree from the comfort of your own home

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