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Career and Major Exploration

Career Development offers resources to help you discover your interests, values and skills as they relate to the world of work. More importantly, career counselors are available to meet with you one-on-one to discuss your interests and career goals.  Let's talk: contact us to schedule a time.

Assessments & Resources

  • MyPlan - Take online assessments to evaluate your interests, personality, skills, and values as well as explore the College Majors Database and Career Profiles to learn about various occupations
  • Strong Interest Inventory - Online assessment to help you discern interests and prospective career options
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - Personality assessment to provide insight into the right career fit
  • StrengthsFinder - Assessment to learn your five greatest strengths and how to maximize your natural talents
  • What Can I Do With a Major In Website - Discover how majors relate to jobs with this in-depth resource

Contact  Career Development  for access codes to assessments.  Please note that assessments are available only for currently enrolled students.

Activities

  • Career Counseling - Meet one-on-one with a counselor to talk through potential career and major options, obtain assessment results and create a plan for exploration 
  • Job Shadowing - Spend a day following an individual in a profession of interest.  Experience the occupation and tasks first-hand
  • Informational Interviewing - Interview several people in an industry of interest to gain multiple perspectives on a potential career
  • Service Learning - Engage in volunteer work for credit with a population in need, which can offer critical real-world applications to academic training and valuable personal growth
  • Volunteering - Gain valuable experience; corporations and non-profits alike may be receptive to offering you training in exchange for your time and manpower 
  • Internships - Gain real-world experience and a chance to determine if an occupation or an environment is the right fit for you

External Resources

Assessments

Big Five Personality Test - Five fundamental dimensions of personality
Career Competency Explorer - Variety of career activities
Career Zone - Variation on Holland's occupational themes
PersonalityType.com - Based on Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
True Colors  - Personality assessment organized by color schemes
Type Focus - Assessment based on type

Occupational Information

CityTownInfo - Learn about careers from first-hand sources
ISeek - Easy-to-follow steps for the career planning process
My Future Work Interest Quiz - Emphasis on military and government positions
Next Steps - Career planning tools
The Riley Guide - Well-respected career resource
Wet Feet - Career and industry information
Work Preference - Work preference inventory