Choosing Your Major
- Choosing your major will be one of the most important academic decisions you will make in college. For some students, choosing a major is a relatively easy decision. For others, choosing a major requires more time and thought. You will find that some investigation of your personal goals, interests, abilities, and careful consideration of alternative fields and employment opportunities will lead to a good choice for you. There are two extensive resources on campus that are of benefit to students when choosing a major: University Career Services and Career Exploration Center.
University Careers Services
- Offers services to students such as: links to career opportunities and internships, guides to what you can do with a major, assistance in resume writing and cover letters, planning a career search, preparing for an interview and networking.
Career Exploration Center - Starting place for students who are in the process of choosing an academic major or who are clarifying their career plans. Offers personalized career counseling, career assessments and resources such as; Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, SIGI and a career library.
Click on the icons below for additional information about these resources
University Career Services
|Career Exploration Center|
|(423) 439-4450||(423) 439-8651|
|2nd floor- DP Culp Center (inside the ARC)||2nd floor- DP Culp Center (inside the ARC)|
Have you decided on a new major, minor or concentration? To change your current major, minor or concentration, please contact the advisor in the new program or the department office. The new advisor should review the program with you and assist you in the change of major process. It's important to keep your program choices up-to-date until you will receive valuable resource, scholarship and career information from the academic departments.
|Additional Career Resources|
|(click on the icons below)|
|Occupational Outlook Handbook|
|Hundreds of occupations and a description of what they do, work environment, how to become one, pay and more! Also includes the BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.|
|What Can I Do With This Major?|
|Explore career areas, types of employers that hire people with each major as well as strategies to make yourself more marketable.|
|Career Fairs and Events|
|Learn about upcoming career fairs and events|
|Jung Typology Test|
|Free personality test and get a description of your personality type, discover careers/ occupations most suitable for your personality type and access free career development resources.|