Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services

Exploring Majors and Careers

 

>Occupational Outlook Handbook  A classic reference about occupations from A to Z. Compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Includes a description of the work, training and education, salary info, and more.
>O*Net Online  Find occupations using keywords, Job Families, and more. Also lists jobs in demand.  
>Focus Career Exploration login  >Focus Instructions  Available to currently enrolled UT students only. Integrates self-assessment with in depth and up-to-date career information that is easy to use and provides students and adults with a realistic view of the best educational and career options for their future success.
>UT undergraduate majors (Admissions)
>Choosing or changing your major and Next Steps handouts (information about each college, including minimum GPA, etc.) • Admission requirements for new and transfer students (UT Gateway)
>Choosing Your Major (Jobweb) If you are wondering what to major in and are asking “What can I do with a major in this?,” you’re not alone. This is a question frequently asked by undeclared students and is one of many factors that can get in the way of major and career choice....
>What can I do with a major in...  (University of North Carolina Wilmington) Learn about various majors and typical related careers, with links for additional information.
>What can I do with this major? (The University of Tennessee) Great resource! Gives outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies. 
>Majors Search (Princeton Review) Learn more about majors. Search alphabetically, or if you aren't sure which specific major you want to study, select from a broad range of industries / career fields that will link you to related majors.
>Some Common Misperceptions about Choosing a Major (Penn State)
>Major Resource Kits (U Delaware)
>Career Clusters (National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium) 
>Career Zone (New York State Department of Labor) 
>Career Decision Pyramid (The University of Washington-Bothell)  Clarify where you are in the decision-making process and suggest activities that can assist you in progressing toward a career deccion. 
>Career Decision Pyramid (The University of Maine-Farmington)  Designed to enable you to quickly assess your level of career clarity, along with career activities matched to your level of need

Identify Interests

> The Career Interests Game 

 

Identify Skills

>O*Net Online (contains information worker competencies)   
>Quintessential Careers: Transferable Skills

>Transferable Skill Survey
>Skills Profiler

Personality Preferences

>Working out your own Myers Briggs type
>Keirsey Temperament Sorter and Temperament Web Site

>TypeLogic Home Page
>Career Perfect's Work Preferences Inventory

Learn More About Jobs

>Job Profiles
>Careers in Mathematics
>Careers in Economics

>Careers in Communication
>Careers in Psychology
>Occupational Outlook Handbook
Last Updated: 6/26/15