Explore Major/Career

Selecting a major and making career decisions can be daunting. Our resources are here to help you make informed career decisions as you explore your interests and skills.


FOCUS 2 guides you through career assessments and helps you create an action plan to help you make informed career decisions. No appointment necessary! First-time users: Find your FOCUS 2 access code in Handshake’s Resources section.

What Can I Do With This Major? is a question you might ask yourself, but it is also a research tool to help you understand the broad range of careers that connect to any given major.

O*NET has detailed information on the skills, experience, responsibilities and salaries associated with any given job. Use O*NET to research careers and learn what jobs are predicted to grow.

Handshake allows you to explore 1,000+ job and internship postings, schedule career advising appointments, view career fairs and access career resources.

Your Four-Year Action Plan

  • Assess your interests and skills
  • Build a resume
  • Attend events
  • Take advantage of Handshake and Portfolium

  • Confirm your major
  • Deepen your involvement
  • Look at internships/consider a co-op
  • Update your resume

  • Network
  • Start your internship search in the fall
  • Plan for grad school
  • Update your resume

  • Start your job search/grad school applications early
  • Update your resume
  • Market yourself
  • Practice interviewing

More Tools

Our drop-in hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Student Center West, Room 270. You can also make an appointment using Handshake.

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