Career and Major Exploration
It is common to question what to pursue academically during your time in college. This is a big decision and requires self-reflection, exploring your options, and making decisions that align with that self-knowledge. Use the resources below to explore majors at OHIO, learn more about occupations and industries, and to see what opportunities exist once you have already selected a major.
Consider discussing your findings through any of these resources with a career coach. Coaching can help you identify the best way for you to use the information to make decisions about majors and careers. Schedule with a coach using the Handshake platform. Visit our About Handshake page to learn more about the tool and how to log in the first time.
This activity engages you in thinking about the skills you already have and how you use them in your daily life, along with how you may use them in your career. Self-awareness tools like this are helpful in being more informed throughout your career development process. This free activity takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. (Note: The form requests your Ohio University email address so we can track student completion of this activity. If you do not have an OHIO email address, please add the email address you typically use.)
This activity engages you in thinking about your values and how they influence your daily life, along with how they align with your academic and career interests. Self-awareness tools like this are helpful in being more informed throughout your career development process. This free activity takes approximately 5 minutes to complete. (Note: The form requests your Ohio University email address so we can track student completion of this activity. If you do not have an OHIO email address, please add the email address you typically use.)
Learn more about all of OHIO’s majors, minors, and certificates by selecting the “Curricula” option. Each academic page details opportunities upon graduation, required courses, and contact information for the program.
Use this comprehensive tool to identify employers by major to build a network, research internship opportunities, or plan a relocation.
Explore the variety of employment opportunities for all types of majors. Each page features areas of employment, types of employers, and strategies for success. Additional links to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide detailed salary ranges, job outlook information, and an idea of the work environment in different occupations.
Data from the state of Ohio highlighting growth in various jobs, salary information, and the ability to search by experience and education.
O*Net provides detailed entries about industries and occupations, along with tools for exploring technology careers, green jobs, and opportunities for veterans.
Use this personality self-assessment to identify some of your traits and preferences, along with how they could align with different industries and occupations. This free tool is based on Holland Personality Types and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Learn about the variety of career opportunities in the federal government relevant to almost all majors.