EXPLORING MAJORS AND CAREERS

Is your major undeclared? Or do you have a major in mind and need to explore how it translates into a career? You are not alone in feeling undecided about this important decision; more than half of all college students aren't sure either! Our career consultants and career counselors are available to assist you.

 

If you are interested in clarifying your career goals, exploring career options or evaluating occupational settings, schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor by calling 561-297-3533. You can also meet with a career consultant during Same-Day Career Advising every Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Boca Raton campus (SU220); Tuesday-Thursday from 1 – 4 p.m. on the Davie campus (LA109); or Wednesdays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. on the Jupiter campus (SR 108).
Major KnOWLedge is an online resource developed by career counselors at the Career Center that helps FAU students identify personal interests and their relationships to FAU majors, as well as occupations. Click here to access Major KnOWLedge, and you will be one step closer to deciding on a major and/or career!
According to John Holland’s RIASEC Theory, most people can identify with one of six personality types---- Realistic, Investigative, Artist, Social Enterprising and Conventional. Likewise, most jobs, occupations, and majors can also be categorized as one of the same six types. After completing Major KnOWLedge, use your Holland Type results to research here.
Do you have a major in mind and need to explore how it translates into a career? Please click here to learn about FAU majors and their related major skills, sample work settings, career titles and additional resources for each major.
SLS 1301 is a 1-credit course instructed by a Career Counselor each fall and spring semester for students who have not yet declared a major. The course focuses on self-assessment, choosing a major, exploring career options and developing an action plan to help achieve career goals. The intended audience for the class is freshmen and sophomore students.

Students who take this class will have the opportunity to employ all of the Exploring Majors/Careers strategies listed above while earning class credit.

*For more information on the Career and Life Planning course contact the Career Center at 561-297-3533.
Review the FAU catalog online! Learn about academic offerings at FAU. -Academic Departments - Visit the websites of academic advising in which you are considering a major. -Make an appointment with your academic advisor at University Advising Services.
 Last Modified 8/9/17