Deciding on your major can be a challenge. The Career Center encourages self-assessment and reflection in order to narrow down the majors that truly interest you. By focusing on your skills, interests and strengths, deciding on a major can be exciting rather than stressful.
Remember your major is only one piece of the puzzle. Major does not always correlate to a particular career. A comparative literature major could go into business, and a music major could go work for a nonprofit. As a liberal arts student, you gain many skills that translate into a variety of career fields and will make you marketable for future job opportunities, regardless of your academic major.
If you need advice about what courses to take or the requirements for your major or minor, contact your faculty advisor. If you are interested in health professions, engineering, business or law, contact the appropriate advisor for in-depth information in that particular field.
Here are a variety of on-line tools to help you learn more about yourself and what major might be a good fit for you:
CareerBeam offers insight into your personality type, interests, and work values, as well as links to many research sources. Just use your CC email address to log in. Call the Career Center if you have questions or would like to talk with someone further about your results or what you learned.
Finding the right fit: See how your interests (3-letter code) fit with your choice of CC academic majors. Check out CC majors by interest code.
Major Considerations: Choosing a major takes careful thought, research and planning. There are many things to consider throughout this process. This is a great place to begin.
What Can I Do With A Major In…?: It may be helpful to see what others have done with their particular majors.
If you need more help…
The Career Center also offers individual appointments if you need additional support throughout your career decision-making process. Call to schedule an appointment.