Professional Development

As you move forward with career objectives and contemplate which path to take, Edward Waters University Career Center is here to help.

Our Professional Development resources will help you through the process and let you explore all interests, specialized opportunities and careers pathways!


Resources to Help
You Be successful

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."

– Malcom X

Self Assessment Resources

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter: Helps you to discover your personality and preferences for work and careers.

My Next Move O*NET Interests Profile: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, identify where your career interests lie and points you toward matching career paths.

16 Personalities: Combines Myers-Briggs, Jungian, and the Big Five theories to identify your personality type and how you interact with the world around you.

Holland Code: Examines your suitability with different careers based on 6 occupational themes.

Choosing a Major

MyMajors: Useful advice on college and university majors.

What Can I Do With This Major?: Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers.

Exploring Careers

Best Colleges: Offers career resources for all students. Produced a guide filled with the most dedicated employers when it comes to hiring and recruiting HBCU graduates.

CareerOneStop: CareerOneStop helps people make better, more informed career decisions. CareerOneStop is ideal for job seekers, employers, human resource specialists and workforce development specialists. Review informational interviews with real-life professionals from 200+ industries.

Occupation Information Network: The O*NET system serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: A great reference tool with a lot of information on occupations that provides a description of the job, working conditions, qualifications, salary and job outlook.

Princeton Review Careers: Allows you to create a career profile and learn about the work environment expected path and industry statistics.

Vault: Provides an in-depth intelligence on what it’s like to work in an industry, company or profession and how to position yourself to secure your preferred job.


A few tips for building your network:

  1. Begin networking with friends, family, professors, alumni, and advisors
  2. Be inquisitive and come prepared to your conversation with questions.
  3. When your conversation ends, stay connected and maintain the relationship. Connect with your contact on LinkedIn.
  4. Send a thank you note after your conversation and reference a key take away from your conversation.
  5. For more information, meet with a Career Coach and/or visit the EWU Career Center
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