1) Self Knowledge
To determine the potential fit or fulfillment of a career/major you must understand yourself. In general, self-exploration focuses on four areas:
Values - What do you believe in? What is important to you in a work setting and career? What ideals and principles guide your life?
Interests - What things do you do for fun? What are your hobbies? What do you enjoy learning?
Skills - What can you do well? What are your natural abilities and special talents?
Personal Factors - Do you have family obligations, geographic restrictions or physical conditions that will influence your career choice?
2) Explore Majors
Learning about the courses required and typical career paths for academic majors will be an important part of your exploration. Review the Exploring Majors page for more guidance on this step.
3) Research Careers
Researching careers to broaden your understanding of jobs and occupations will be another important step in your exploration. Review the Researching Careers page to learn more about this process.
4) Seek Assistance
Career Counselors are available to meet with you to discuss each of these areas and guide you through the exploration. Career Assessments are also available to aid in this process. Make an appointment to meet with a Career Counselor (Tower 2150 or 723-6085) for assistance!