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Major and Career Pathways to Success

Selecting a major and career 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.

Students are connected to Student Success and Career Advisors prior to coming to campus to make sure that you are on the path to success. All new students are expected to take the Major and Career Pathway Assessment prior to attending a New Student Registration and Family Information Day and registering for courses. All new students will receive information on how to complete the assessment after registering to attend a New Student Registration and Family Information Day.

Major vs Career

Career Services staff can help you evaluate your skills, interests, abilities, and goals to make an informed decision for your major and career goals. 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.

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:

Major and Career Pathway Assessment
Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the talent and has guided thousands of people—from high school and college students to mid-career workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

Visit  Career Services or Counseling Services to schedule an appointment and to access the assessment.

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

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.

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