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Student Services

Career Exploration Resources

It's difficult to choose a path before exploring and learning what people do in that profession.  Choosing a career/major program involves a series of steps and process with the end goal of making a confident decision about your education.  You may ask yourself the following questions below as you continue to figure out the right path for you.

  • Who am I?
  • What is out there for me?
  • What fits me?
  • What educational path should I take?
  • How do I know this is the right choice?
  1. Assess your interests, skills, and work values
  2. Research careers and industries
  3. Research majors that fit your interests
  4. Narrow down your interests
  5. Validate your interests through experiential learning activities
  6. Make some initial decision about the career or major

Create a career development plan to find ways of gaining real world exposure during your academic career. 

In addition, check out the "Experiential Learning Activities" tab to explore options of gaining real world exposure while developing skills and knowledge through direct experiences. 

Using Career Services to Get Ahead


"When I started college, I didn't know what I wanted to study or what my skill level was. The Career Services staff helped me understand my strengths, areas for improvement, how to develop work ethics and how to network. I was able to drawn on their experience and knowledge base to get ahead in life."

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$3.3 Million Grant Means Customized Training for Pioneer Press, Gedney Foods

Training at MCTC.

With help from a $3.3 million MN Job Skills Partnership grant to MnSCU, MCTC's Division of Continuing Education and Customized Training will provide uniquely designed programs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Gedney Foods.

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