Career Exploration

Career Assessments

FOCUS-2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning system. It enables you to assess your skills, interests, and personal abilities.  Then, you can explore career fields/areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Students who use FOCUS-2 make more informed decisions about their goals/plans while learning how to manage their future career endeavors.  

Remember, choosing your major/future career prospects is a process, not a single step.  You need to invest your personal time, energy and ideas into this process.  The additional time and effort you invest in your future career plans now, the more likely you will find and secure the right career path.

To begin using FOCUS-2 for the first time, you may click here and use the keycode "raiders" to register. Once registered, click here to return to your FOCUS-2 login page.

Informational Interviews

Once you have made some initial decisions and created a plan through FOCUS-2, the next step should include connecting with people: alumni, faculty, advisers, parents, friends and/or employers.  Informational Interviewing is a great way to seek out additional information and resources.

Informational Interviewing provides individual sessions for obtaining information regarding a specific field or prospective occupation and assists with career planning and decision-making by talking with professionals.  A great resource for informational interviewing is the Mentoring Network, offered through the Alumni Office.  Through this program, you can connect with alumni from specific majors, working in various industries, and find out more about career opportunities within their field.  For more information on the Mentoring Network, or to obtain the password to access the system, please contact the Career Center or the Alumni Office.


Coming soon!

Campus Resources

Career Education
Counseling Center
Office of Undeclared Students

Additional Resources and Links

Career-Related Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
CareerOneStop (US Department of Labor)
CareerOverview (a division of careerbuilder)
FindHow... (Career Exploration)
Quintessential Careers
The CareerProject

Academic/Major Related Resources

Quintessential Careers
University of North Carolina What Can I Do With a Major In...?

Upcoming Events

For a full list of events, please see our calendar in Ship Career Connection. 

JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP: Basic Training for New Graduates

Thursday, December 10th, 1-4 PM, CUB 108

RSVP in SHIP Career Connection- "Events" then "Workshops"

Hours: M-F, 8am-4pm
Call to schedule an appt.


Mondays, 2-6 pm
Wednesdays, 2-4 pm
Additional extended hours available by request. 

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