Career Exploration and Research

An important step in the career decision making process involves the active exploration of your academic/career options and opportunities. It is a time to investigate specific occupations in some depth—learning about the exact nature of the work, the skills and education needed, typical salaries and job outlook. As you research these various career paths, you’ll want to assess if these occupations and work environments are a good match for your skills, interests, and values.


The MCC Career Counselors are experienced in helping students and alumni assess their skills, interests, work values, and personality preferences. There are a variety of ways to begin the self-assessment process including individual meetings with a career counselor, completing interest inventories. Connect to the Career Research web site link to view the career exploration websites that may assist you with your career research.

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? Karen James, Assistant Director, at or (781)-280-3639 Bedford
Catherine Cosgrove, Coordinator of Career Planning, at or (978) 656-3224 Lowell

Last Modified: 6/23/20