Career Advising

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.

Create an account

Note: For first-time users, you will need to enter the access code Terra State when prompted.

Already have an account

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.

Research job outlooks

More resources that can help you make a decision about your career path

Occupational Information Network

  • This is the ONET database with career information.

Mastering the Complexities of Workplace Communication

In-Demand Careers List

  • Available on the Ohio Means Jobs Site

OhioMeansJobs toolkit

Learning Express Library

  • 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 in Roy Klay Hall, A100.