Career Exploration

Welcome to Your Inside Track

The Inside Track Map is an interactive tool to help you track ideas about your future, on-campus involvement, and professional experiences throughout your journey as a Widener student. Your Inside Track Map should be saved on your computer and updated at least once a semester during your time at Widener. If you have questions about your map please contact the Office of Career Design and Development by emailing careers@widener.edu. Click on the map to add your answers!


Explore your career options

Finding a career that fits you best begins with intentional exploration. The resources provided will help you explore not only careers and their outlooks, but your personality, abilities, values, and interestes to help you pair your unique qualities with a fulfilling career.

Questions related to career exploration? Contact Career Design and Development at (610) 499-4176 to schedule an appointment.

Career Exploration Guides

Career Values Assessment

O*Net My Interest Profiler Instructions and Worksheet.pdf


Career Exploration Resources

Check out this video to learn more about What Can I Do with This Major?

Want to explore more? Go to our Jobs/Internships Resources tab to learn more about majors and fields of interest.


Focus Assessment

The Focus 2 is a free tool available to all Widener students. Identify your interest themes to uncover potential career paths.

The Focus2 Assessment is open and free to all students and alumni. Click the image above and enter the access code WU7391 to register today. Once you have completed the assessment, call our office (610) 499-4176 to set up an appointment with a counselor to go over what the results can mean for you. Already have a login to Focus2?
Click here to log in

If you are still stuck and don’t know which way to go, Career Design and Development has the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsQuest and other assessment tools available upon request.


Widener Works Timeline 2020-2021

Widener Works is usually a structured externship program that matches current College of Arts and Sciences and Exploratory Studies students with alumni and/or friends of the Widener community for a 1-3 day job shadow during winter break. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 Widener Works experience will look a little different.  This program will still provide students the opportunity to learn from established professionals in a field of interest, but instead of experiencing a job or graduate school shadow, students will have the opportunity to conduct a 30-minute virtual Zoom conversation or information interview with their Widener Works host.

The Widener Works timeline, list of informational interview hosts, and application process are outlined below. Please email careers@widener.edu with questions.

Happy exploring!!

Widener Works Timeline & Requirements

– Application available: November 2, 2020- The Widener Works application is available on Handshake. If you have not activated your Handshake account, you will have to do so before applying. You can activate your Handshake account and apply for Widener Works by following this link: https://widener.joinhandshake.com/events/614400 .
Widener Works Informational Interview Host Descriptions 2020

-Application deadline: November 17, 2020

-Students MUST attend a mandatory one-hour orientation: November 19, 2020 via Zoom at 12:30pm or 5:30pm

-Students will be notified of host match the week of November 30, 2020

-Students are expected to communicate with host to arrange the conversation logistics beginning the week of November 30, 2020 and have their informational interview schedule before December 11, 2020

-Informational interviews must take place between December 14, 2020- January 15, 2021

– Students MUST complete a 1-page reflection about their Widener Works experience.  This reflection is due January 22, 2021

-Students MUST attend a mandatory one-hour externship reflection session in January. Date, time, and location TBD

Informational Interview Documents

Information Interview Scheduling Email Template

Pre Externship Reflection Questions

Bio Sheet

Sample Informational Interview Questions

Sample Thank You Email for Host(s)

WW Online Orientation 2020-2021

2020- 2021 Reflection Assignment


Seekers

Seekers is a 6-week career exploration program for juniors and seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Seekers will meet three times during the fall semester and three times during the spring semester with the goal of helping students to explore careers of interest and learn to articulate and incorporate their interests, skills, and values to a job search and networking strategy. As a part of the Seekers experience, students will also take part the Widener Works externship program over winter break to explore different career ideas and practice networking and communicating with professionals in a desired field of interest. Please contact careers@widener.edu if you have any questions.

Seekers Application is due  2020 DATES TBD