Determine Your Career Profile
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Use FOCUS 2 - a self-paced, online career and education planning tool for college students and alumni. The access code needed to set up an account on FOCUS 2 is MaristRedFoxes. A Marist email address must be used to establish an account. Alumni without a Marist lifetime email account should contact the HELP Desk by telephone at 845-575-HELP or by sending a email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
View sources of information about college majors such as the Marist College catalog or MyMajors.com.
Talk with an advisor at Career Services to see if taking a personality inventory help add to your self knowledge.
Discuss your career profile with a career advisor, academic advisor and others you trust to review it and generate additional options.
Identify a "short list" of majors and career options for further exploration.
Use the Marist Alumni Career Network to find alumni who had the majors you are considering or are currently working in the career options you are exploring.
Attend career events on campus such as the Majors Fair, fall and spring Career Conferences and career workshops and presentations.
If you are undeclared, take introductory classes in the majors you are considering and speak with faculty in those departments to get more information about the major.
If you have a declared major, review minors and certification programs at Marist to see if any would be compatible with your interests and the career options you are considering.
Consider enrolling in Career Planning & Decision Making (CRDV105N--1 credit) to accomplish the steps above in a course environment.
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