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Explore Careers & Majors
Selecting a career path and major are two of the most important decisions you will make as a student. Take a closer look at your skills, interests, and values with the help of a Career Advisor who may suggest one of the assessments below, followed by an interpretation of your results.
"FOCUS 2" Major & Career Info
- Create an account in Focus 2 to reveal your best career-fit and explore majors that connect you to your career
Match Majors to Careers
U.S. Department of Labor Websites
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
- Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
- O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more
Get Help from a Career Expert
- Meet with a career advisor in our office for guidance.
- Use our career planning books, computers and printer.
Talk with faculty, family, and Professionals
- Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
- Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields.
- Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
» How they selected their careers,
» What they find rewarding/challenging,
» What skills they utilize, and
» What their long-term goals are.
- Explore programs and degrees at Kent State University
» Try the Dare to Envision Your Future Work Day exercise to begin thinking about your future career and work-day preferences.
» Use the Skills Sort (PDF) to identify the skills you are good at and enjoy to best match your career goals with your strengths and preferred activities.
Decision Making Tools
» Use the Quick Career Decision Maker to better understand the factors that are important to you when making decisions.
» Try Discover Your Decision Making Style to use your style to your advantage.
Career Maturity Inventory (CMI)
» The CMI helps you gain insight into the process of and readiness for making career decisions. Take the Career Maturity Inventory.
MYERS-BRIGGS TYPE INDICATOR (MBTI)
The MBTI is a personality assessment designed to measure preferences in how one perceives the world and makes decisions. Understanding your basic preferences can help you explore career environments that are best for you.
» Speak with one of our MBTI certified career advisor to determine if this assessment is appropriate for you. If so, you will be provided a login and password for access to the online MBTI assessment.
» Cost: $17.00 for a detailed report and interpretation of results by a MBTI certified career advisor in a one-hour appointment.