Major Exploration & Career Design

Find Your Passion, Plan Your Future

  • What should I major in?
  • What do I want to be “when I grow up”?
  • What do I like and how can that be a career?
  • My friends know what they are doing and I don’t really feel certain at all…
  • Where do I start? What should I think about?

The WSU Major & Career Exploration program was designed for you! Watch this short video for a brief overview of the program, how it can help you, and what you can expect moving forward. The program is built with busy student schedules in mind and is divided into three simple steps outlined below.

Helpful Online Resources

Website Resource Type Description
Holland Code Theory Video Video Short video that gives a brief explanation of Holland Code theory (which is used in the Strong Interest Inventory). This is the video shown at the beginning of the Major & Career Exploration Workshop.
Find My Advisor Major Advisement Identify and schedule an appointment with the program advisor for your major. Once you have decided on a major (or are leaning toward one), go ahead and schedule an appointment with this individual. Your academic advisor can assist you in creating an academic plan and selecting classes. They can also answer specific questions about your major.
Student Success Center General Studies Advisement If you have academic questions but have not yet decided on a major, the Student Success Center can help. In addition to assisting students who are working on their Associate of General Studies degree, they can also help undecided students create a temporary academic plan while they are exploring options. To schedule an appointment with a Student Success Center advisor call 801-626-6752.
Wildcat Handshake Career/

If you have further questions regarding your career assessment results or would like additional career-related information:

  1. Log into Wildcat Handshake in your eWeber portal
  2. Select "Career Center" (top right)
  3. Select "Appointments"
  4. Schedule either a "Follow-up to Major & Career Exploration Workshop" appointment OR a "Career and Employment Advising" appointment.
O*Net Career Exploration Database of occupational information published by the U.S. Department of Labor. Focuses on job responsibilities, associated skills, related career values, and more. Includes the Holland Code for each occupation. Go to Focus > Interests to search by Holland Code.
Occupational Outlook Handbook Career Exploration Statistics on hundreds of occupations published by the U.S. Department of Labor. Includes educational requirements, salary data, related occupations, and more.
WSU Major Pages Major Information Quick access to information on WSU's 100+ majors and programs. Searchable by interest area or major name. Includes links to the course requirements for each major.
CatTracks "What-if" Academic Planning Use WSU CatTracks to monitor your academic progress toward graduation. In addition, you can use the "What-if" feature to see how long it would take to graduate with different majors.
Weber Graduation MAPs Academic Planning View a suggested course sequence and semester-by-semester plan for graduating efficiently and rapidly with your chosen major.
What Can I Do With My Degree? Employment Employment information by major including major industries, employer types, strategies for success, and related professional associations. Resource sponsored by WSU Career Services.
BuzzFile Employment Large database of company information, searchable by company name or location.