Why leave finding the career of your dreams up to chance? By using Terra State's Career Services, you have a better chance of landing that dream job or at least knowing how to get there.
Identify, Research, and Plan
By identifying your professional goals, you are more likely to find the path that best suits you. We offer several tools that can help you along this journey. The first step is to complete a career assessment.
FOCUS career assessment
FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for use by college students. It will enable you to self-assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS make better decisions about their goals and plans and learn how to self-manage their careers. Use FOCUS to help you choose or change your major and also to verify your preferences or early choice of a career field.
Note: For first-time users, you will need to enter the access code Terra State when prompted.
Find a career with a future
With today's quickly changing workplace, how can you be certain you are planning for a career that will be around for a while? By researching using tools like the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, you can have some idea of what jobs are here to stay and what ones maybe a bit harder to find.
More resources that can help you make a decision about your career path
- This is the ONET database with career information.
- Available on the Ohio Means Jobs Site
- Terra State has access to this resource thanks to the State Library of Ohio and Libraries Connect Ohio, a state-funded initiative to provide basic research and career resources to all Ohio citizens through libraries of all types.
- This resource covers topics such as GED/SAT/GRE test prep and career guidance. To take practice tests, students must create an individual account for free and then their progress can be saved.
Talk with an advisor
For specific career resources, make an appointment with an advisor or stop by the Career Services office located at The Kern Center in the General Technologies Building (B104).