Career Development

FOCUS 2 Career Assessment

FOCUS 2 is an online resource to assess your interests, values, personality and skills.  You can explore and compare majors and occupations, then use the information to plan an educational and career pathway that “fits” you and supports your goals.  Make sure to share your results with an advisor or career counselor!

FOCUS 2 Can Help You:

  • Decide a major which best matches you.
  • Learn what careers best suit you.
  • Better understand the IU East majors which lead to specific careers.
  • Help you make informed decisions.

How Much Time Does it Take?

  • The assessments take about 45 minutes to complete.  We suggest you spend extra time researching different occupational choices.  Plus view videos from the library of over 300 career choices!
  • You may re-use FOCUS 2 as often as you like.  Go back to review your saved results and explore new options.

How to Get Started:

New Users: Create a new account using the IU East access code: redwolves

Returning Users: Log in to the account you already created.


Indiana University East Career Services staff offer assistance and guidance to students and alumni in the area of intership placement and the job search preparation and navigation.  The IU East CareerLink system now in use allows students and alumni to create or upload their résumés for viewing by their choice of employers who post to the system: Student Login  / Alumni Login.  Your résumé will be reviewed for internship/job opportunities before being officially released for review by employers.

Individualized Counseling

Meet with a member of our staff to discuss your interests and plans. We can direct you to various sources of information that will help clarify and guide your decision-making process.

Career Planning Courses

COAS X208 (Basic Career Development): Ask your academic advisor about this class!  It is a 1-credit hour course offered the first half of fall and spring semesters.  It will provide career assessment and exploration, and can help students narrow down and solidify choices for a major.

COAS Q400 (Job Search Strategies for Liberal Arts Students): This is a 1-credit hour course offered the first 7 weeks of the fall and spring semesters.  It is designed to help juniors and seniors in liberal arts programs create effective strategies for post-graduation success.  Components include: résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing and impressing, networking and financial wellness.


Internships are work experiences that allow you to develop your professional skills and learn from current professionals in the field. They are a great way to build your résumé! Contact Liz Ferris at 765-973-8584 to discuss current internship opportunities and learn how an internship can help you achieve your long-term goals.

Graduate and Professional School

If you're considering an advanced degree, you can find guidance and information in the Career Planning & Placement Center. Read the graduate school guides in our Career Resource Center and begin to prepare for graduate school entrance exams.