Career Wisdom: Most people benefit from a plan. It will help you to engage in investigating and considering different occupations. Educational Counseling and Disabilities Services can give you the tools you need for your exploration. FACT: It is unlikely you will just "bump into" an occupation that perfectly matches your personality and interests or satisfies your most important values. The more information you gather about yourself and the occupations you are considering, the more likely it is you will make a wise career decision. It is true some things beyond your control will influence your life, but you must take an active role to determine your own path and those things you can control. Look around you -- many people who are unhappy in their careers most likely just "fell into" something without careful planning.