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Welcome to the Exploring Community! Whether you have an idea of what you’d like to explore or aren’t sure where to begin with the exploration process, the Gateway Career Center and your Gateway Counselor are here to support you with taking productive steps forward at a pace that’s comfortable for you. Scroll down to browse opportunities, resources, videos and alumni connections to help you explore and develop your career. Be sure to take advantage of opportunities to gain individualized support from your Gateway Career Counselor:

Individualized Career Counseling: Meet with your assigned Gateway Counselor to receive one-on-one guidance and support with your career exploration and decision-making processes. In addition, your Gateway Counselor will pair you up with resources that align best to your individual curiosities, interests, skills, and pace.

Career Assessment: Through the Gateway Career Center, you have access to a variety of career-focused assessments. These assessments are not required but rather are opportunities to explore utilizing these tools. Assessments focused on career interests, personality, and work values are available. Schedule a meeting with your Gateway Counselor to learn more about these career development tools.

Contact the Gateway Career Center (610-330-5115; Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm), stop by 201 Hogg Hall, or utilize your Handshake account to schedule a meeting with your Gateway Counselor.

What Is an Informational Interview?

When it comes to choosing a career, there are plenty of ways to learn more about it before you take the next step. You can take classes, read about it, or even try a virtual work experience. One other excellent …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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What Are SMART Goals? Template and Examples

Eighty percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Setting big goals can be exciting, but it’s hard to follow through when reality hits. Finding success in achieving your goals starts at the beginning of the process when you set …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
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How to Decide on a Major

As a college student, you’ll be making the first big decisions of your life. One such decision is choosing a major that is right for you. You’ll have to take many things into consideration, such as your interests and skills, …

By Rob Porter - Firsthand
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