Explore Majors and Careers

Your major doesn’t limit you to one career. Rather, it is a launching pad to more career paths than you probably realize. The skills you learn at CBU can be applied to almost any industry, so take time to explore the full scope of what you can do with your major. The resources below are a good place a start.

If you still haven’t chosen a major, try attending lectures in different academic departments to get a feel for various subject matters. View your general education classes as a way to get to know potential careers. Talk to people who are doing interesting things and find out how they got there. Attend career fairs. Search for jobs that combine your interests. Stay curious. Ask questions. The reason you haven’t decided on a career may be because you haven’t discovered it yet. To further aid in your search, explore the resources and assessments below to figure out how your strengths can align with your future.

 

Major Exploration

FOCUS 2 Assessment
This assessment combines your values, interests, skills and goals and shows career and major options that might fit you. 

What Can I Do with This Major?
Use this resource to look up your major or potential major to discover available career paths, potential employers and strategies to be a competitive candidate.

 

Career Exploration

Occupational Outlook Handbook
The OOH can help you find career information on job tasks, education, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

O*Net OnLine
Here you can find career information from the US Department of Labor including required training, job duties, outlook and salary.

BigFuture
See how your interests can turn into a career.