Major and Career Exploration

Discover Your Options

discover your options

Now that you’ve learned a bit more about yourself, it’s time to discover how your interests translate to majors available at ASU.

Interests

Explore several options. making sure you look at a range of ASU majors that fit your interests and abilities.

  • Research majors of interest and learn about related career options using the Degree Search tool.
  • Visit ASU college/department websites. Go to college and/or department advisors, faculty and websites.
  • Take exploratory classes at ASU. UNI 150, UNI 250, and UNI 270 are one-credit, 7 1/2-week courses that will guide  you through the educational and career-planning process.

Careers

Most of us are familiar with a limited number of occupations. It is important to take the time to research occupations to find out what they are really like.

  1. Use print and internet resources, such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This resource describes occupations including duties, requirements, job outlook, salary and much more
  2. An Informational Interview is another way to discover which careers are a fit for you. This is not a job interview; it is an opportunity for you to gather information about the job and workplace environment of a professional who holds a position in which you have an interest. It helps you gain insight into the work and workplace culture, so you can decide if that career is a good option for you. Follow the link to Information Interview guidance from Career Services.
  3. Visit Career Services for additional resources or to meet with a career advisor.