Choosing a Major

Assessment Testing

For the student who would like to get a better idea of themselves before they decide on a career field, we offer assessment testing. This service gives students direction about what they might enjoy and be good at doing. The tests measure aspects like skill level, personality, and interests. The process consists of 4 steps:

  • 30-minute appointment with a counselor to discuss which tests would be best for you to take
  • Taking the test(s) on your own time
  • 1-hour appointment with a counselor to interpret your tests, discuss career options, and lead you in the right direction
  • Further individual research and informational meetings with counselors to create a specific career plan

To make the initial appointment with a counselor, call our office at 801-626-6393 or just stop in and speak with a receptionist. We look forward to taking this first step with you!

*This is an activity for the Super Cat Careers program.


Informational Counseling

For the student who has a good idea of the field that they would like to go into but needs some help deciding on specifics, we suggest making a career counseling appointment at our office. We have counselors over every college on campus who are experts on the careers available in their field and the education requirements for those careers.

After you decide on a career field and major, we'll direct you to an academic advisor to plan out a specific class schedule to meet your degree requirements.

List of Career Counselors

*This is an activity for the Super Cat Careers program.


Major Fest

The Student Success Center sponsors a Major Fest every spring; this event is a collection of departments who have representatives available to talk about degree requirements, enrollment, and what their program is like. Speaking to department representatives will give students a better idea about what they'd like to study.

While you're there, be sure to check out the Career Services table to get all of your questions answered!

Major Fest Website


Career Development Class

Having difficulty selecting a career or want to prepare yourself for tomorrow's job market? Enroll in UNIV 2900, a 2-credit hour elective class sponsored by Career Services.

Fall '12 Schedule

CRN 20814

MW 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
SC 230 (Career Services)
Dr. Richard Lambert (email)

CRN 20940

Online
Betty Simons (email)

*This is an activity for the Super Cat Careers program.

Objectives

Exploration and Awareness

Explore your interests, abilities, values, and personality style using several popular career assessment instruments.

Research

Learn how to research potential occupations using the WSU Career Library, the internet, and helpful resources. Learn what's available in the private and public sector, and create an inventory of career strengths and interests.

Planning and Goal Setting

Create a personal career plan, and set your goals for the future by pulling together what you know about yourself and the world of work. Develop decision-making skills and make decisions on personal career preferences. Accomplish your goals for the future and learn what it takes to reach that goal.

Preparation and Information Gathering

Learn how to prepare yourself now for success in tomorrow's job market. Become experienced in data gathering, labor market information, education selection, and accessing work environments.

Review, Adjustment, and Transition

Get the "big picture" of how the career decisions you're making now will continue to influence you throughout your life. Unlock your potential and become self motivated; make the decision for your future career and learn the strategies and tactics of obtaining your desired position.

Implementation

Learn strategies for finding employment, preparing an effective resume and cover letter, and interviewing successfully for a job.

How to Register

Log into your eWeber portal and follow these steps:

  1. Click the Student Services tab
  2. Click Register for Classes (Add/Drop)
  3. Select the term for which you want to register
  4. Click the Submit button
  5. Enter the five-digit course number (CRN) of the class for which you'd like to register (see schedule to right)
  6. Click the Submit button
That's it! You'll see UNIV 2900 on your schedule. If you need additional help registering for classes, please contact the Registrar's Solution Center at 801-626-6100.