Choosing a major and career path is one of the most rewarding and challenging decisions you will face through out your college experience. When you think about it, however, the decision is not etched in stone and can change through out your education and lifetime. So relax, clear your mind, and consider these three important steps in finding your fit in the world of work.
Let's get started, register with the Career Services Office. This will allow us to know your interest and assist you in your career development needs. You may upload your resume also.
Step 1: Self Assessment: Make Your Career Decision Your Own
Choose a major that suits you; not your parents, friends, or society
Talk to a career counselor in the Office of Career Services about your major/career choices
Assess your interests, abilities, likes and dislikes
With articles written for students, by students as well as articles written by career professionals, the Making It Count website is a valuable tool for students transitioning into high school, into college and into their career. The site also includes interactive games, tools, and e-newsletters.
Career Beam: Assessments
Take a broad range of online career assessments that provide immediate results with information regarding career selection, leadership style, work environment and strengths. Offers links for you to explore your results in greater detail. Specific assessments/exercises include:
A compilation of the results from the assessments to assist in clarifying what is important to you. This integrated analysis is a helpful tool to use in career decision-making and career selection.
Make your own Plan!
Career & College Advice Made Simple. High School, College, Adults & Career Changers!
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II: Assess how your personality preferences/style may describe the type of person you are. It is important to find out how your personality fits with different career fields and work environments.
- Decide how much time you want to devote to family, friends, leisure activities, work and study
Step 2: Exploring Majors/ Careers: Research & Informational Interviews
- Researching Majors/Careers:
What Can I Do With a Major in ?????? My Plan offers career options for many different majors.
MyMajors.com can provide useful advice on college and university majors that a first year college student with your interests and achievements might do well in.
Information on 250 Occupational Fields/Occupation Outlook Handbook
- Informational Interviews:
The Personal Side of Work: Actual Informational
Interviews with People about their careers from Accounting to Zoology
Research majors offered at FSU/Interview Advisors about major/career options with advisors in different departments
- Looking for a Mentor?
Frostburg State University Alumni are available as mentors to serve as internship sponsors, to network with, shadow and as a resource to answer any career development concerns or questions.
- Visit www.collegecentral.com/frostburg to see how they might assist you
- Click the Student icon and register
- Enter using your User ID and Password once registered
- Click Search for Mentors at the bottom of the page
- Password to enter is frostburg
- Search by major, location or scroll to the bottom of the page and click Begin Search without entering any information to see all mentors
- Click on Alumni names to see what they are offering as mentors and click on Contact Me to find out the best way to reach them.
FSU Alumni are willing to help you reach your goals!
Step 3: Career Development & Job Search Tools
Please click on one of the underlined presentations below to view the PowerPoint slide show:
Job Search Tools Sites:
Additional search engines can be found at Google and Ask Jeeves.
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