Making a Decision

Choosing a major or career path is exciting – and challenging. It’s not an overnight decision. We want to help you consider all the factors that are most important to you. Use the resources below, or make an appointment with us, to get started toward making this important decision.

1. To begin your career exploration, ask yourself these questions:

  • What subjects have I enjoyed the most?
  • What topics/ideas challenge and inspire me?
  • What class projects do I look forward to?
  • What tasks directly relate to my interests and abilities?
  • What kind of work do I like to do?
  • What do other people say that I do well?
  • What skills do I bring to my extracurricular activities?
  • What kinds of activities give me a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment?

2. Factors to Consider When Choosing a Major »
Use this tool to determine which factors about a career or major are most important to YOU.

3. CASVE Cycle »
Need some help with what steps to take on a big decision? Check off what you’ve done so far and what you still need to consider using the CASVE Cycle.

4. Decision Chart Tool »

Mike Rowe from ‘Dirty Jobs’: The Myth of the ‘Perfect’ Career »