Career & Major Exploration
As your students begin to explore majors, minors, concentrations, and certificates, they may come to you for advice. We offer a wide variety of resources to help students understand their options, and make some sense of all that academia has to offer. Here are a few helpful resources to which you may wish to refer your students:
- Assessments: The Career Development Center offers assessments including MyPlan and the Strong Interest Inventory, which ask you about your interests and generate lists of potential majors. Students may be referred to these instruments during drop-in advising.
- Explore Majors at IU: University Division's Explore Majors at IU page provides helpful overviews of majors and related careers that IU graduates often pursue after obtaining a specific degree, and links to departmental websites for further information. Start by using the "Search by Interest" feature.
- ASCS Q294 (Basic Career Development): A large portion of Q294 is devoted to researching majors and careers. At the end of the course, students produce a Career Action Plan as a guide as they move forward with their career planning.
- Career Events and Fairs: Students can attend our career events and fairs to learn more about potential opportunities and gain exposure to various careers that they may not have considered.
- Information sessions: There are many special information sessions on campus. For example, University Division sponsors the "Exploring Your Options" series, which covers the basics of a variety of majors.
- Advising: Refer your students to our drop-in advising service, where they can sit down for 15-20 minutes with a professional career advisor and get their needs assessed. Their career advisor will assign them action steps and, if applicable, may refer them to an hour-long career advising session.