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Career Services is available to assist you in the process of researching and exploring careers and majors.  While not always an easy task, it is important to make the effort to research occupations and/or college majors in which you have an interest.  Remember, these interests may change over the next few years and that's OK!  You may continue this process of exploration until you have a good sense of what majors and occupations fit your personality, interests, skills and values.  Researching opportunities early in your academic career will enable you to gain exposure to the many career opportunities and majors that are available to you.

Self-Assessment

The process of choosing a major or career begins with self-assessment. USA Career Services offers free career assessments to help you learn more about your interests, personality, skills, abilities, and values allowing you to generate ideas for majors and careers to research.
A Career Advisor will work with you to determine the appropriate assessment and to discuss your results.   

Available Assessments:
Click here to learn more about the FOCUS 2 on-line assessment.
Personality assessments
Self Directed Search
Strong Interest Inventory

Call (251) 460-6188 to make an appointment to complete an assessment or come by Career Services.

Helpful Resources to Research Careers and Majors

Career resource links can be very helpful resource tools.  For maximum personal results, we encourage you to use these in conjunction with a Career Services advisor. 

What Can I Do With This Major?  This detailed resource includes information on over 80 majors and related links!  While many USA majors are listed, this list does not represent all majors/programs at USA.

Majors and Related Job Titles - Use this list to see examples of occupational titles related to various majors/fields of study.

The Career Interest Game (University of Missouri) - Based on John Holland's theory of work environments and personality, this interactive resource helps you explore your interests as related to career possibilities.

The Riley Guide - this highly respected career resource offers information on self-assessment, career exploration, job searching and more!

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Guide for Specific Careers

Wetfeet Careers & Industries

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