Factors Involved in Choosing a Major:
- Am I Choosing a Major or a Career?
Not all life plans have a single or specific academic major that leads directly to them.
- Understanding the World of Work:
Sometimes just knowing what is out there and available can help.
Understanding who we really are is a lifelong process. Having a good picture of who you are presently and where you want to go is a great tool in the decision making process.
Not everybody has taken time to look at the components of decision making. By doing so you may be able to identify just where it is that you are stuck.
Understanding Major Requirements:
A close examination of the requirements of a degree may help you identify if a major is going to be congruent with your interests.
Choosing a Career and a Major
Understanding who we really are is a lifelong process. Having a good picture of who you are presently and where you want to go is a great tool in the decision making process. By taking a close look at your interests, skills, values, and personality you will likely gain insight that will help you with the career decision making process. There are many ways to gather this information. Individuals often achieve this by simply taking a close look at the things they like to do and are good at. By doing this and maybe writing a few of the ideas down individuals can gain valuable insight. There are also a variety of assessment tools that can help individuals identify such characteristics and learn how to apply them to a career decision. Most of these activities are done with and advisor or counselor who is trained in interpreting the results. Individuals can make arrangements to take these assessments with the Academic and Career Development Center.