Learn About Careers

There are more than 960 occupations recognized by the federal government. Can you name them all? Do you know what each does? With so many different career options, it can be overwhelming to explore all the jobs that are available to you. The CDC has compiled a list of websites and other resources that help sort it all out.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The U.S. Department of Labor publishes this one-stop website that contains information about hundreds of careers. Details include training, job outlook, wages, related careers, and websites to help you explore further. View the Occupational Outlook Handbook »


Every occupation requires a different mix of knowledge, skills, and abilities. This site provides comprehensive information on key attributes of workers and occupations. Read more about O*Net »

Informational Interviewing

One of the best ways to explore careers is to talk to professionals already in that career or industry. The CDC has a handout that offers advice and recommends actions on how to ask for appointments, questions to ask in an interview, and follow-up techniques. Read more about informational interviewing »

Professional Associations

Professional associations often provide career information and background in their associated fields. Many associations offer special pricing for student members. Join an association aligned with your career choice, attend meetings, and get experience before you graduate. Read more about professional associations »

Employer Visits to Campus

Employers regularly come to Loyola to speak with students and provide information about their profession. The Career Development Center brings these employers to information sessions, information tables in the Danna Center, and presentations in classrooms. Take advantage of these opportunities to ask targeted questions, learn about internships and jobs, and build your network. Come to an event »

Career Fairs

Career fairs present students with the opportunity to talk to a variety of employers about careers and industries. You can learn about a multitude of careers while attending one of these events. Read more about career fairs »