Explore Majors & Careers

There are easy and fun steps for students at all class levels to take every semester to start thinking about major and career options . 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.

Take time to discover your purpose and design and plan your way forward!  Attend a workshop to learn about choosing your major or figuring out what you can do with your major.

A Career Coach is also available to assist you.  Schedule an individual appointment by calling (209) 667-3661.

The Career & Major Development Cycle

four steps to explore majors and careers-discover, explore, choose, act            female students testing a small robotic vehicle

Discover Yourself
Assess your values, interests, strengths, traits, and ambitions.

Explore Options
Explore the career options available for your major and research occupations and industries.

Make Choices
Narrow your options in order to make comparisons that lead to effective decisions.

Take Action
Gain experience through strategic part-time jobs, campus activities, volunteer work, service learning, and internships so you can repeat the cycle to further refine your career options.

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.                                                                                                       

Venn diagram of personality and compatible majors or careers

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.

Designing Your Tomorrow

What is a well-designed life? How do you shape your tomorrow or find a career where you can thrive?  Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, seven-week pop-up course will teach you principles for designing a fulfilling career.   Students completing course will receive Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) and certification of completion (no academic units are awarded).

Email Jsedlemeyer@csustan.edu if you are interested in discovering more about this exciting program.


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