Visiting the Career Exploration Office
Every student who comes to the Career Exploration Office is unique, so experiences will vary for each person.
You may need help determining your major or career path. In this situation, plan to spend approximately one hour at the Career Exploration Office. During this time, you talk one-on-one with a guide/counselor about your interests, abilities, values, experiences, and personality. You may also take a self-assessment test during this time which will themes of possible majors and occupations for you to explore.
If you are coming to the Career Exploration Office to do research on your major, career choice, or graduate program, our staff can guide you in locating helpful resources.
Subsequent Visits to the Career Exploration Office
The initial visit generally leads to subsequent visits to complete career exploration and decision-making. Students are encouraged to use the Career Exploration Office as much as they would like.
A student who has completed a self assessment inventory will typically return to the Career Exploration Office to discuss their results and narrow down their themes of majors and/or careers. A part of this process may include utilizing our print and online resources to research major/job requirements, related career titles, related skills, educational requirements, working environment, job outlook and salary.
Additional visits to Career Exploration may include connecting students to appropriate departments on campus including major advising/departments or financial aid. Visits may also include exploring opportunities to gain experience in their major early including clubs, organizations, volunteer, internships and informational interviews.