Research Majors and Career Options
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Discuss the majors and careers on your "short list" with a career advisor, faculty and others whom you trust.
Gather more data on majors and if you haven't yet, take introductory classes in those fields.
Intensify your career research by gathering more details and information from a variety of sources. Find out the typical duties and responsibilities, training and education, working conditions, typical salaries, job outlook and professional associations.
Continue to attend career events on campus such as the Majors Fair, fall and spring Career Conferences and other career workshops and presentations.
Shadow career professionals in the fields you are considering.
Become more familiar with internships by reviewing information on the Career Services web site and speaking to your department's faculty internship coordinator.
Critically analyze your major and career choices based on the information you have gathered.
Consider broadening your horizons by studying abroad.
Declare your major by the end of your sophomore year.
Use the same exploration process to find out about minors, concentrations and certificate programs that are compatible with your major or that help you develop a unique profile.
Consider enrolling in Career Planning & Decision Making (CRDV105N--1 credit) to accomplish the steps above in a course environment.
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