"What do you want to do?"
This is one of the most common and important questions many college students are asked. While this is certainly a valuable question, most students are not making a decision now that will be a "rest of their life" decision, but rather a choice about which opportunities can help lead them to a more satisfying academic plan. Developing a sense of who you are as a student - your interests, values, skills, personality traits, and strengths - call all help in the exploration process and make connections to careers easier.
Figuring it out.
Through the Office of Academic Advising, there are a number of campus resources to assist students connect to career opportunities:
- Career Cruising is an online career assessment with detailed career information and personal stories from current working professionals.
- StrengthsQuest is an online (fee-based) assessment set on identifying strengths and gaining insight into areas of a person's greatest potential.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an online (fee-based) assessment which helps persons understand their personality type and connect with preferred work tasks, work environments, and career families.
- Career Decision Making (POSTSEC 1050) is a two-credit elective course offered to engage students in self-exploration and their academic/career exploration journey.
Career Services also hosts resources and information about careers by major or interest.
Still want more?
Check out our career exploration resources!