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Office of Advising and Career Services 5 Major and Career Exploration

Major and Career Exploration

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What Are You Looking For?

Attempting to decide on a major or career without determining your priorities is like driving at night with no headlights. It is difficult to see the potential paths ahead! By reflecting on your values, interests, personality, and skills, you begin to shed some light on those paths and see the way more clearly.

Values are those things in life you consider to be important – those things that make you happy. In relation to careers, values are what give purpose to the career. Living or working in ways that contradict your values can lead to dissatisfaction, confusion, and discouragement.

Job satisfaction and success is closely linked to being interested in what you do. When you choose a career that matches your overall interests, you’re more likely to enjoy your job…and be successful.

Not only can exploring your personality help you understand your own behaviors and how you interact with others, but it can also provide you with vital insights into the type of work environment that may best suit you.

Your skills describe what you like to do and what you’re good at. You develop skills through training and experience.

Ready to get started?

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Login to PathwayU to take free career assessments in each of these areas and learn which majors and careers may be right for you!

The journey to a successful and fulfilling career starts here. Using a personalized approach, our counselors can help you clarify your preferences, explore your options, and make meaningful decisions. Visit the page below to learn more about the major/career exploration process.

Make a Tentative Decision

After discovering what you’re looking for in a career and researching majors and careers of interest, you may be ready to make a tentative decision about your future. Perhaps you find yourself stuck between a couple of different options. Or maybe going through this process alone just doesn’t work for you.

Wherever you’re at in your decision-making process, the Office of Advising and Career Services is here to help guide you through. Please feel free to schedule an appointment by calling 859-622-1296 or visiting OACS in Whitlock 468.

Office of Advising and Career Services

216 Park Dr.
CPO 62, Whitlock Building Room 468
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-1296


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