Career
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Select a Major
Selecting a major can feel overwhelming. Career Services along with other campus resources is here to assist you in identifying the best major for you and your career goals.

Major vs Career
Keep in mind that a major and a career are not the same thing. A major is just one of many qualifications that employers look for when hiring new employees. Some career paths, such as civil engineering or nursing, require specific degrees for entry into the field. Most careers, however, are open to students from a variety of majors.

Tools to Help You Explore
Learn about WVU Tech's 40+ majors and visit with an advisor in the Student Success Center

What Can I Do With This Major?
This site can assist you in connecting majors to careers. It provides information based on each major offered at WVU Tech: typical careers, employers that hire in each field, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

ONET Online Resource Center
This site, provided by the U.S. Department of Labor, can assist you in exploring thousands of careers, including average salaries, required degrees, general job responsibilities, etc. 

Career Assessment Tools
Career Services staff can help you evaluate your skills, interests, abilities and goals in order to make an informed decision. To get started, you should complete FOCUS2 (access code: mountaineer): a customized online, self-guided, interactive program designed to help you select your college major and plan your career. It will only take 45 minutes of your time, and the information will prove invaluable to your career planning process. 

Once you review your FOCUS report, you can schedule an appointment with a Career Services staff member. 

It is important to choose a major early in your academic career so that you will have adequate time to complete all of the requirements of your program and participate in the right experiential learning opportunities such as:
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