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Major & Career Exploration

Are you still deciding on your major?  Have you chosen a major, but aren’t sure if it is the best fit for you?  Use the resources below to help you get started!


  • The Office of Career Development also offers two assessment tools for students to help them on their academic and career decisions. Each assessment considers a unique aspect of the human experience: interests, personality, and strengths.  All assessments are offered in conjunction with a career advising appointment.

  • To take one of the assessments or to discuss which assessment is appropriate for your current situation, call or stop by our office.  A Career Advisor will work with you to determine next steps.

Assessments Offered

  • The MBTI is the most widely used assessment for understanding normal personality differences.  It is a 20-minute online assessment that can be applied to a wide variety of life areas, including academic and career decisions.

Online Resources

  • What Can I Do With This Major?
    Wondering what types of careers or professions you can pursue with your major? This resource offers areas in which you could work, types of employers you could work for, and strategies of how to be successful in preparing for careers in this field while in college.

  • CareerWise
    Use this website to explore different career paths. You can take free assessments, set career goals, and research different career options. A Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) Career and Education Resource.

  • CareerOneStop
    CareerOneStop toolkit offers many career exploration resources including information on occupational profiles, options to compare occupations, employment trends and more.

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)
    The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

  • Candid Career
    Candid career lets you view videos on career topics and learn more about various career fields.

  • Use the Labor Market Tool to research and understand occupations, top employers, education levels, and earnings.