Explore Careers & Majors | Kent State University

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.

Chart Progress with our Career Readiness Checklist

appointment Appointment/Drop-In Information

 


"FOCUS 2" Major & Career Info

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

Ohio's In-Demand Careers

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.

self-guided reflection

  • 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

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.

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