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
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:
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.