Selecting a Major or Career

Gaining information about yourself and your options is the initial task of informed decision making. The following resources will assist you in this endeavor.

Learn More About Yourself

FOCUS 2 is available to help you better understand the careers that are congruent with your interests, personality, values and skills. This narrows the numbers of prospects for you to research, identifies options you may not have previously considered and makes the process more manageable, instead of overwhelming. Contact the Student Success Center to learn more about other free assessments. 

If you are a community member looking for initial activities to complete, consider the following self-directed assessments. 

Learn More about Majors

Learn More about Careers

Evaluate your Options & Examine your Thoughts

As you reflect on your interests and research possible paths, weigh the pros and cons of each occupational prospect. Mind Tools also has other helpful activities to help you choose among the possibilities. View these activities. Also, monitor your thoughts. Sometimes our thinking can be unhelpful and derail us in the process. Our career advisors can help you examine your beliefs and evaluate your options. Contact us today!

Test Reality & Confirm Your Decision

Gain experience and confirm your decision through introductory courses, campus leadership, volunteering, undergraduate research, internships and employment. It only takes a single incident to change the trajectory of your career. Create your own luck by seeking these opportunities and connections today! Learn more about volunteering, hands-on learning and internships.