Major Exploration & Career Design
Heads up, Wildcats only! This program is just for WSU students.
Find Your Passion, Plan Your Future
Have you found yourself thinking about the following:
- 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 Exploration & Career Design program was designed for you! The program is built with busy student schedules in mind and is divided into three simple steps outlined below.
Trying to decide on your major? Take a look at the great degrees and programs WSU has to offer! Here are a few tools to help identify areas of interest for you:
Strong Interest Inventory (SII) Assessment
The Strong Interest Inventory is an assessment tool that helps identify your career interests across six General Occupational Theme areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. In this assessment, you will gain knowledge about yourself that will help suggest careers based on your overall interests.
- You will need to create a free account to complete this assessment (on TheMyersBriggs.com). Please use your Wildcat email (e.g., email@example.com) and allocate 40-45 minutes to complete this step and the assessment.
- Review your results by attending a 60-minute Major Exploration Workshop scheduled through Starfish (if you need help, call 801-626-6752).
- Ensure you complete the assessment before your scheduled workshop date.
- This assessment is $17 for non-WSU students
Major Exploration Workshops
You will receive the results to your Strong Interest Inventory Assessment during an in-person or virtual Major Exploration workshop. These workshops are appointment only and scheduled through starfish.
- Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SC 141
- Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. in SC 141
- Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in SC 141
- Friday, 11a.m.-12 p.m. in SC 141
Choose Location of Workshop:
Once you have attended a workshop and received your results, participate in Career Design, or visit one of the following resources to help find your path to a declared major.
Meet With a Career Counselor
After attending a workshop, make sure to finish your Career Exploration worksheet and then schedule an appointment with an academic advisor and/or career counselor. To select the right advisor/counselor, please use the following guidelines:
If you know your desired major and need help selecting classes and/or creating an academic plan, meet with a major advisor (see "Major Advisement" in the Online Resources section below).
If you're not sure what to major in but need help selecting general education classes and/or creating a temporary academic plan, meet with a Student Success Center advisor (see "Student Success Center Advisement" in the Online Resources section below).
If you would like to review your assessment results with a career counselor or explore career options with different majors, meet with a Career Services counselor/advisor (see "Wildcat Handshake" in the Online Resources section below).
Helpful Online Resources
|Holland Code Theory 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
|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.
If you have further questions regarding your career assessment results or would like additional career-related information:
|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
|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
|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.
|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
|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 information by major including major industries, employer types, strategies for success, and related professional associations. Resource sponsored by WSU Career Services.
|Large database of company information, searchable by company name or location.