Choosing a Major
We believe students who are still considering a major are on a very important journey. The Center for Career Services is here to help and guide you in making an informed choice – a choice that is right for you. We have many resources available to help you make this decision.
- Four Year Career Planning Guide and Steps to Choosing a Major - The Career Center's guide highlighting important actions you should take beginning in your first year and moving throughout your college career.
- FOCUS - is a self-paced online tool that will help you explore career paths and select the major area of study to support your career goals. Click here to log in. If you're a first time user, be sure to use "owls" as your access code.
- What Can I Do With My Major? - An extensive listing that connects majors to careers, including an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career options.
- Individual Consultations - Meet with a member of the Career Center's professional staff for individualized assistance with any career related issues; including: choosing a major, career options, resume review, cover letters, and other career-related topics.
- Career Resource Library - An extensive library of resources is available in the Center for Career Services. These resources include reference books, video and multimedia tools on many aspects of career planning, occupational information, What Can I Do With My Major? information sheets, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) salary handbook, graduate school information, and an entrepreneurial area. This is a walk-in service – appointments are not required.
- Workshops - A full schedule of workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, choosing a major, preparing for a successful career fair experience, and job search strategies round out the range of services offered to career and job seekers. Workshops are presented by the Center's professional staff, as well as by employment representatives from the community.
- SCSU Graduate School - Southern Connecticut's graduate studies program.
- Kaplan Online - Extensive resources for graduate school applicants, medical and law school information, information on nursing, dental school, business, and accounting.
- Princeton Review - Explore schools and careers, improve your scores and skills for admissions tests, and find scholarships and aid.
- GradSchools.com - A comprehensive online resource for graduate schools and program information.