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Exploring Industries and Professions

From advertising and accounting to healthcare and non-profit: what industries spark your interest? An important part of planning your path to success is finding out more about different industries, career paths, and positions. Depending on the type of field you want to work in, your preparation will vary. Recruiting for internships and full-time positions also varies greatly depending on the industry.

The following list of industries and professions is not comprehensive, and was developed based on students’ expressed interests (through the triennial Career Interest Survey) and the post-graduation outcomes of Richmond alumni. The purpose of this list is to efficiently provide resources and information on the industries and professions that are pursued by a large number of Richmond students and alumni. If you don’t see your interests reflected in this list, we can still help you! Career advisors work individually with students and alumni to identify resources and strategies specific to many other professions and industries.  Schedule an appointment with a career advisor to come up with a plan tailored to you.

Click on the industries below to explore career paths, programs and events, and opportunities.




Government & Nonprofit

Marketing, Communications, & Arts

Science & Health

O*Net Online: Occupational Information Network

O*NET Online includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs. Explore O*Net