Majors & Careers
Did you know the average college student will change their major three times, and the average person will change careers five to seven times during their working years? So, when it comes to figuring out your major, you are not expected to have all the answers. It is a rare high school student who truly knows what they want to study in college.
However, spending a little focused time now on exploring majors and career options best suited for you will not only expose you to some new ideas and major possibilities but help you get to know yourself better. So before you embark on your post-secondary planning, take some assessments to determine whether a potential major or career path feels aligned with your developing sense of purpose and your awareness of your values, skills, and aptitudes. Regardless of your choice, by researching and exploring majors and careers now, you are setting yourself up for a post-secondary experience filled with more purpose and joy in a major and career path right for you.
Jobs For Teens: Website dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Offers education regarding potential jobs, resume writing tips, volunteer opportunities, and more.
O* NET Resource Center: Occupational information network. Primary sources of occupational information. The database is skill-based and contains information about worker attributes, job characteristics, and career exploration tools that relate the results of assessments to career and labor market information in the database.
Big Future/RoadTrip Nation: College Board’s site for helping students determine career interests. Links to RoadTrip Nation. Roadtrip Nation helps career-seekers connect to real-world professionals and discover pathways aligned with their interests.
Informal Career Assessments
16 Personalities: A free personality test that helps students learn how their personality type influences many areas of their life, including major and career choices.
My Next Move: Interest profiler to help determine what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work.
Career One Stop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Source for career exploration, training, and jobs.