College is a time of self-discovery. The Career and Internship Center has experienced coaches and helpful tools to help you start this process.
Discover the Possibilities
Once you know more about career paths that may be a good fit, you can begin to delve deeper into what those paths entail. Where do these people work? What are some typical job titles? What is the work like? What companies hire people in your field of interest? What is the job growth in that sector? What level of education do you need for an entry-level position?
Knowing your interests, values, skills, and personality can be very helpful in choosing a major or a potential career path.
Focus 2 is a great tool to help you explore different majors and occupations that may be a great fit. It is free to use; however, we suggest making an appointment to meet with a coach to interpret your results.
Choosing a Major/Occupational Resources
Are you in the process of choosing a major? What Can I Do With This Major is a great tool to learn more about what you can do with the major you may be considering. This can be coupled with the Strong Interest Inventory, Focus 2, O-Net and the Bureau for Labor Statistics data to help you make a more informed decision about what direction to take. It is important to consider perspectives from multiple sources such as a career coach, an academic adviser, family members, professors, and mentors.