The Exploration Plan is designed to guide each student through the exploration process by the time they reach 45 Kent State credit hours. Select each step below to learn more about our Plan.

Steps
1 Select one of the 13 areas of interest to begin exploring
2 Engage in US 10097 First Year Experience which focuses on transition to college and career exploration
3 Enroll in coursework related to area/s of interest
4 Complete the Career Maturity Inventory
5 Meet with assigned advisor twice the first semester and at least once the second and third semesters
6 Register for US20010 Career Navigation: Constructing Possibilities in the second semester

Steps to Help Search


Step 1: Understanding yourself

Learn about your interests, values, abilities, etc.

Major exploration journey begins with YOU. Before you can chose what road you would like to travel, it's important to take a look at your own interests, values, skills and goals. Exploring your interests is an absolutely crucial part of your journey.

Indeed, one of the most common mistakes in selecting a major is skipping this step. Have you ever known anyone who completely disliked their Major? How much effort did they put into evaluating their own interests, goals, and values before pursuing it? Probably little or none. We're here to help you so that you don't make the same mistake.

The decision is ultimately up to you! But, we want it to be an informed decision that you believe is the best choice you can possibly make at this point in your life.


Step 2: Major exploration

Discover KSU majors and how they may fit with your interests, skills and values.

One of the most common questions we hear is "What can I do with this major?" However, what you should be asking yourself is, "What can't I do with this major?" Through the exploration process, you will find that one major does not limit you to one career. In fact, all majors will provide a breadth of experiences to enable you to choose from a variety of careers.


Step 3: Moving beyond careers (career exploration)

Explore how the majors you are considering link to various careers and learn about lots of career areas you don't know much about.

Did you know that an art major recently received a license in counseling or a geography major is now working as a lawyer? These are just two creative examples of how a student was able to make their interests, values, and skills into a career. We have provided a few resources to assist you in this process.