Where can Southern Oregon University take you?
Your SOU journey may begin in the classroom, but it can end anywhere you’d like. The perfect job. A great graduate school. An adventure overseas. The possibilities are endless, but getting there takes some preparation.
That’s where the Office of Career Connections comes in. The resources on this page are here to guide you through a comprehensive planning process to ensure you end up right where you want to be after you graduate from SOU.
So go on and take a look around. It’s never too early to start planning for your future. And if you still have questions, schedule an appointment with Josh Tinney, Student Success Coordinator, or Max Brooks, Career Preparation Coordinator.
Have a quick question that you don't think will require an appointment? Zoom into Career Connections Office Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00-11:00am.
A special note to our alumni community: We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of you contemplating what's next in your professional lives. Numerous alumni have been furloughed or laid off, and still others are trying to make ends meet with fewer hours. You are welcome to access all of the same online resources that are available to current students. Explore your options in the tabs below. And if you are interested in access Handshake to look for jobs, please request access by emailing Mike Beagle, Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identifying a career that will be a good fit for you requires careful exploration of your values, interests, and skills. Use the following tools to EXPLORE your own unique traits before beginning to research various professional paths.
- Oregon CIS Career Assessments - Tests and profilers for career skills, values, interests
- 16 Personalities - Personality test with extensive results analysis, including career
- Traitify - 90 second personality-to-career test
- Sokanu Career Explorer - 30 minute personality-to-career test
- CareerOneStop - Career interest tests
- My Next Move - Career interest test and career cluster tool
- Career Interests and Work Values - Career interest test
- ISEEK Careers - Career interest test
- Washington Career Bridge - Career interest test
- Jobscan Career Change Tool - Use your resume to find career suggestions