Experts estimate that more than 25% of entering students are undecided about their major and more than 75% of college students who begin their studies in declared majors change their minds at least once before they graduate.
Choosing a major is one of those decisions that comes to you in your own way and is based on your personal interests, goals, and life experiences. Some students declare their major and change their minds several times before making a final choice, while others prefer to take time to explore options that they have before declaring.
ONLINE career & Major Exploration RESOURCES:
To view flyer, click on Online Career and Major Exploration Resources handout.
The Career Compass Career Interest Assessment is designed to help find out what your interests are in relation to the world of work and how they relate to Mesa College's academic programs.
For further clarification and planning for major and career pathways, make an appointment to meet with a Mesa College Career Counselor.
Additional Resources to assist with major exploiration, including self-assessments to match your interests to majors:
Explore the nation's affordable degrees based on state/subject/degree level through College Affordability Guide
Candid Career exploration tool provides information on thousands of careers. Industry professionals share their job descriptions, backgrounds and preparation advice. The videos are 1-2 minute video clips which gives you the opportunity to discover career fields that you did not even know existed, and learn what it takes to get hired in that field.
Roadtrip Nation helps you to explore career possibilities that reflect who your are. View video interviews with people who are passionate about their work. Visit their career exploration tools to explore your interests and get connected to careers you may not have considered.
Career Collection in the Library
Use the library's Career Research Guide to help you with your Career research by providing strategies and pointing you to resources like books, eBooks, articles, media, and an open access resources for your assignment and beyond. For career articles and refern=ence databases, Click here.