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Assignment #1:

Based on your career interests and experiences at Get Connected, select two (2) occupations and utilizing the informational handouts and career resources from the program, research both occupations and write a summary comparing and contrasting your findings to include:

If you need assistance with your research, please consult the Career Resource Specialist at Be ready to share a brief overview of your summary and the resources utilized with your class so that others with similar interests may learn from your work. Your final paper should be 2-3 pages in length (including the list of resources).

Assignment #2:

Select a career field of interest and based on what you learn from Career Services staff members at Get Connected, contact a professional in the field (consider using LionLink to connect with Penn State alumni), set up an informational interview, and meet with the professional to gather first-hand information on that career field. Write a summary of your interview to include:

1) A review and discussion of the following:

2) Answers to the following questions:

Your final paper should be 2-3 pages in length.

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