Career Planning Resources

We believe that your career plan begins the moment you choose to attend college and enroll at MGA. With guided assistance from professional career advisors in the Center for Career & Leadership Development, we have a variety of career planning resources just for you.  MGA's career planning resources are available to current students as well as alumni.

Career Planning Services

The following services support you as you discover your passion and talents and then move along with you as you prepare to connect and present yourself to employers and graduate programs.  

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To schedule appointments with career advisors, search jobs and internships posted by MGA employers, register for career fairs, and download career handouts, get started with Handshake. Use your MGA email to claim your accountAlumni can contact us to switch their accounts to their personal email. 

Web-based Career Planning Resources

We also provide a variety of online tools so that you have 24/7 access to career services resources and information.  If you need assistance with accessing these resources, email usDownload the PDF resource guide here.

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Our newest resource, Stepping Blocks, allows you to research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title.  The platform includes career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others, including MGA alumni.  If you have not selected a major or want to change yours, be sure to use the MGA Degrees page to know what is available at MGA.

Follow these steps to get started with Stepping Blocks:

1.png Login with your MGA credentials.  Your MGA credentials are good for upt to one year after graduation.

2.png Personalize your experience with your interests and your customized personality profile.

3.png Update your interests to build a customized career feed.

4.png Start exploring with 360 Career Search and Alumni Outcomes to see where your MGA degree can take you. 

5.png Schedule an appointment with a career advisor in the CCLD for guidance on career and major selection.

 

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Focus 2 is a mus
for anyone selecting a major.  Customized for MGA students, Focus 2 includes five career assessments and an interactive list of MGA majors that align your work interests, skills, values, and personality with both career and major options.  Focus 2 also provides national salary data and descriptions of what to expect in each career field.  To get started, set up your account with your MGA email address.

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The What Can I Do with this Major resource provides you with a database of academic disciplines and their related career areas, types of employers, and strategies for getting into
the field.  In addition to majors you'd find at MGA, you can also research fields you would study in graduate/professional school after you receive your bachelor's degree.  Fields include law, medicine, healthcare sciences, counseling, medicine, engineering, and many others.  Use this link to get access to MGA's subscription.

More Free Online Career Resources

We recommend several other tools to help you understand the career field you plan to enter with your MGA degree.  Our career advisors can help you navigate these tools as well.

MGA Majors & Degrees by Campus Location and MGA Course Catalog are important tools for understanding MGA programs and required courses for each one.

LinkedIn is the number one social media tool for professional networking in addition to being a useful job search resource. Let us help you formulate a plan for contacting alumni who are in your field.  

O*NET  Search occupations and get detailed descriptions of job duties, including common job titles, technical skills needed, and more. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook  Understand the careers that make up occupational groups and get data on career outlook and growth.  Sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Career One Stop  This tool provides additional career information including resources for special populations.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.