Deciding on majors and careers is a process that can take a bit of time. Getting to know yourself and your options is the first place to start. Let’s Explore how your interests, skills, values, strengths, and identities impact your educational and career roadmap.
Discuss options & possibilities
Take a career assessment
- Career assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the CliftonStrengths for Students, help you better understand your interests, personality, and strengths in relation to major and career choices.
- Learn more about career assessments
Explore & evaluate majors
- Use resources including the UMD Catalog, What Can I Do With This Major?, Candid Careers, and Roadtrip Nation to learn about possibilities.
- Check out First-Year Student’s FAQ’s about Majors and Careers
- Search for classes for the upcoming semester to see if there are any classes you can add to explore interests & majors.
- Use UMD's APAS (Academic Progress Audit System), the “What if Major” feature on APAS, and Graduation Planner to test major and graduation paths.
- Check out steps required to change your major, minor, or college within UMD if needed.
- Think about what kind of work environment you might prefer. Do you want to work outdoors? Work with your hands? In a business, educational, or non-profit environment, or somewhere else?
- Find job titles, salaries, employers, educational requirements, and more in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, O*NET OnLine, CareerOneStop, MN State CAREERwise, and in our UMD Graduate Follow-up Report.
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- Check out specialized sites on our resources page.