Explore Majors & Careers

EXPLORE
Your Interests; Majors; Occupations; Careers 

Undeclared? Considering changing your major? You're not alone! Studies show that over 70% of college graduates changed their major at least once during their academic career. Self-assessment of your interests, values, and personality helps you to choose your desired major/minor, develop your knowledge, skills, and abilities within your major and consider possible internship and career interest areas to explore further.

Whether you're exploring majors or exploring careers related to a major, know that your degree will not limit you. Take time to discover how your interests and values can help you decide on a major or career path and explore different options. Utilize the following resources to begin exploring majors at Stanislaus State. Connect with us to meet with a career counselor and discuss your findings.

Focus2

Focus®2 Major Exploration and Career Planning

Focus®2 is a self-guided, interactive program that helps you select a major and plan your academic and professional career. Discover major and occupational options compatible with your interests, values, skills, personality, and aspirations.Read more

What can I do with this major?

What Can I Do With This Major

Discover the industries and type of employers for 80+ majors. Learn strategies to effectively prepare for careers in the major of your choice.

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Unsure of your major?

How To Use These Resources

9-minute youtube video reviewing Focus 2, WCIDWTM, Course Catalog, and Informational Interviews.

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Design Your Tomorrow and Design Your Stan State 

Take a course meant to help you explore and design your way forward. Whether you are graduating soon or starting out as a first year, these courses are designed for you. 

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Informational Interviews 

Ask people what they do! It is more accepted and common than you might think. Informational interviews are a great tool to use to build your network and learn about a variety of careers. 

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Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The government's premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations. 

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    Helpful Links
     

    O*Net Occupational Information Network

    Explore the world of work.

     

    Virtual Career Network CareerOneStopLearn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice.

    LearnHowToBecome.org
    Profiles on career and much more.

    A Career in Mental Health

    Making a Difference: Careers Against Smoking

    Leading a Healthy Lifestyle: Careers Fighting Obesity

    Clean Water: Careers Providing and Finding Clean Water

    Making a Difference: Careers Surrounding Vaccinations

    What Can You Do with a Public Service Degree? 

    How to Become a Public Service Professional

    CyberSecurity Degrees

     

    College to Career_ From the CSU