Exploring Careers and Choosing Majors
Finding a suitable career or job is challenging. With so many options available, choosing a direction can seem overwhelming. Don't worry. We can help. The Career Resource Center can work with you to make the decision less daunting by helping you gather information about yourself and your career options.
In the meantime, use the resources below to learn more about choosing a major, the job market, careers, industries, and more.
The Career Resource Center offers a variety of career assessment tools that can help you idenify your career interests, personality type, values, and skills.
Consider taking an assessment if you:
- Are unsure about your major or career choice
- Want to gain clarity about your career decisions
- Want to explore what career options are available
FOCUS-2 is an on-line, interactive education and career planning system that combines self assessment, major and career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program. To access Focus-2 click here and create an account. Access code: Tigers
The Career Resource Center also offers other assessments that can be taken as part of a career counseling session. To take one of these assessments or to receive help from one of our professionally trained and friendly counselors call 209.946.2361 to schedule an appointment.
Roadtrip Nation is a movement that encourages young people to get out there and explore their options in life by talking with successful people who are passionate about their careers. Some interesting interviews from the Roadtrip Nation tour:
- John Passcantado, Executive Director, Greenpeace
- Shawn Lani, Exhibit Builder, Exploratorium
- My Harrison, Section Chief, FBI
Labor Market Information
- California Career Zone
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- California Labor Market Info
- Department of Labor