Choosing A Major
Choosing a major and finding a career can be confusing, frustrating, exciting, and challenging. Work with your career coach to:
- learn about yourself
- identify potentially satisfying career options, and
- develop your own career plan to achieve your goals.
Career Services offers a variety of career resources that can help you transform what you know about yourself into educational and occupational goals.
Focus2. A self paced career guidance tool designed to help you select the right major, clarify your career goals, and provide you with valuable occupation information. It includes self-assessment quizzes, online research links, a career planning tutorial, links to research and compare multiple career options.
O'Net Online. Career exploration and job analysis. O'Net OnLine has a detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!
U.S. Dept. of Labor. The mission of the DOL is to promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, improve working conditions, advance opportunities for profitable emplyment and assure work-related benefits and rights.
Virginia Career View (Vital Information for Education and Work). Learn about over 900 careers in just a few clicks! Explore professional associates, professional websites, career search, workshops and outreach.
What Can I Do With This Major? Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Choosing A Major Guide. You’re in college now and everyone is asking, “What’s your major?” Are you stressed because you don’t have an answer? You may have even considered a few majors, but none of them seemed like “the one” for you. First off – RELAX! Exploring majors can be fun.