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UD Odyssey

"The journey that stirs you now is not far off"

- Odyssey, Book II

 

UD Odyssey seeks to assist and guide students through vocations, explorations, mentoring and community service. By partnering with campus and community partners, student are given ample access to explore and discover what their purpose and deep calling in life is. We believe that a students' vocation is found when they discover where their deep calling and the world's great needs meet. 

 

 


Finding your vocation guide


UD Odyssey Finding Your Vocation Guide

How to explore your vocation

Online Resources

What Can I Do With This Major

What Can I Do With This Major is a website with information to help you explore majors and information about different fields available to you. Learn typical career areas and types of employers that hire in these field. 

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Focus2

Focus2 is an online major and career matching quiz. Focus2 will give you ideas about majors and careers by be interesting to you. 

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Username: UD email address
Access Code: Groundhog

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Exploration Tips

Informational Interviews

Informational interviews are a great way to discover different careers and whether they intersect with your passions. By reaching out to alumni, professors and your own personal connections you can learn about a multitude of paths and careers. 

How to Prepare:

  • Research the professional and their company.
  • Research their industry.
  • Review your experiences, interests, and skills.
  • Develop a list of questions. 

Learn more on our Networking and LinkedIn page

 

How to search Handshake

Looking for jobs utilizing Handshake is a great way to see what entry level positions are available; it also allows you to look and apply for internships. 

Watch this video to learn how to take full advantage of the filters to find jobs that meet your criteria. 

 

 

 

 

How to find alumni on LinkedIn

By finding and connecting with UD alumni, you'll be exposed to their career paths and connections. Adding alumni on LinkedIn also allows you to reach out if you wish to have an informational interview with them. 

 

 

 

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