Choosing a Major
Choosing a major is one of the most important decisions that students face while in college. Before deciding on a major students should do research regarding prospective careers.
Students should know:
• The basic functions of the career
• The level of education necessary for that career
• Their likes, dislikes, and personality to see if the career would fit you
The Center for Career & Professional Development at Cheyney University offers services and resources students and Alumni can take advantage of in designing and mapping out career goals.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides profiles on hundreds of jobs including median salary, entry-level education, as well as other information about the occupation.
Collegeboard provides tips and resources for students in subject areas such as choosing a major, paying for college, and discovering yourself.
Focus 2 is a guide students can use to assist in the career planning process. It is a tool used to help match each persons unique personal attributes to occupations.
What can I do with this Major offers profiles on 80 different majors within 11 categories. There is information regarding typical career paths of students associated with majors. Potential employers that hire students within that major. Also included are strategies to assist with career opportunities.
When deciding on a Major students should speak with:
♦ University College
♦ Guidance & Counseling
♦ Family & Friends