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This page includes many useful links that can help undeclared students select their academic majors. Good decisions are based on good information. Students need to know themselves well in terms of their interests, skills, values and abilities. 

Major Action Plans (MAPs)

MAP Series 

The 5 MAPs represent a series of career-assessments and professional guidance to assist student's with the decision making process of declaring a major. Our goal is for you to select the most appropriate major that meets your goals, interests, and skills. Included in the series are links to free self-assessment internet sites. In addition, information about campus resources, the decision making process, and the world of work are included. As an undeclared major, you will receive these throughout your time in the division.

Check out these Self-Assessment web-sites

http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/ 

One of the keys to college success is learning about yourself. This site provides you with information on how you process information and how you can utilize this information to enhance your educational experience.

http://www.d.umn.edu/careers/cs_handbook/cshandbook_selfassessment.html 

The University of Minnesota - Duluth has created an online survey that gets students thinking about what skills they can bring to a job. Students are asked to evaluate themselves on communicating; research and planning; human relations skills; organization, management, and leadership; and work survival skills.
http://www.careerkey.org/english
Based on Holland’s Self-Directed Search. Answers questions based on your work preferences, then reference appropriate jobs linked to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/career/students/index.html
Bowling Green State University site that offers an exhaustive list of the various skills required in the World of Work.
http://www.advisorteam.com/user/ktsintro1.asp
A seventy-item questionnaire on personality type and suitable jobs.
http://success.missouri.edu/advising/majors.html
Uses the Holland Codes, the Career Interests Game and on-line assessments to match you to careers. Provides links to a variety of self-assessment sites.
http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/counseling/
Based on the popular What Color is Your Parachute books by Richard Bolles. Covers many of the interest assessments listed here with his opinions about each. Offers a variety of other resources.
http://www.review.com/career/article.cfm?id=career\car_quiz_intro
Forced-choice test with a general description of your interests. Includes a list of appropriate careers and a complete description of each.

These sites give students good information about what you can do with certain majors:

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/majors/ 

An outstanding site that deals with the question: What can I do with a major in. . . ?”and tells you precisely that for 44 majors.
http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html
University of Delaware web site that provides major resource kits listing specific majors, tips on enhancing employability, web site information, and employment resources.
http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles

Fascinating site that lists what Brandeis University graduates are doing for a living in specific majors. Really proves our point that Major doesn't matter.

These sites give students good information about careers:

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ 

Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions, earnings, skills, employment projections, and education requirements for 253 jobs that cover about 90% of workers.

http://www.pacareerzone.org/ 

This site offers a short as well as longer RAISEC test to determine interest areas.  Extensive information is available about careers:   jobs descriptions with their requirements for education, interests, knowledge, skills, tasks, wages (if available), PA colleges that offer course for this job, related occupations, and outlook about this job in PA.  This includes estimated growth and number of jobs (new/replacement) expected in the following years.  Information about Scholarships & Financial Aid, college prep tests, and assessment tests are available.

http://www.nycareerzone.org/
Organizes job information around 6 different clusters of majors:  human & public service, arts & humanities, business & information systems, health services, natural & agricultural sciences, and engineering &technology.
http://www.review.com/career/article.cfm?id=career/car_quiz_intro
Twenty-four question career quiz offered by the Princeton Review using the Birkman Method which classifies you according to a color profile and lists appropriate jobs based on that profile.
http://www.acinet.org/acinet/
Lists a variety of job families, wages and trends for specific jobs in specific locations, lists required skills, knowledge, etc. for jobs.
http://www.careerservices.uwaterloo.ca/
Outstanding site includes self-assessment activities, information sources, and a section on decision-making.
http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html
Canadian-based web site that lists various careers and specific web sites for each for further information. Also has an excellent career newsletter.
http://cbweb9p.collegeboard.org/career/bin/career.pl

             College Board questionnaire followed by descriptions of the 237 most popular careers.

  Check out these Self-Assessment web-sites 

http://public.careercruising.com/us/en  

                Everyone has a career dream.  What is yours and how do you get there? 

http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/  

             One of the keys to college success is learning about yourself. This site provides you with information on how you process information and how you can utilize this information to enhance your educational experience. 

 http://www.d.umn.edu/careers/cs_handbook/cshandbook_selfassessment.html  

     The University of Minnesota - Duluth has created an online survey that gets students thinking about what skills they can bring to a job. Students are asked to evaluate themselves on communicating; research and planning; human relations skills; organization, management, and leadership; and work survival skills. 

 http://www.careerkey.org/english  

Based on Holland's Self-Directed Search. Answers questions based on your work preferences, then reference appropriate jobs linked to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. 

http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/career/students/index.html  

Bowling Green State University site that offers an exhaustive list of the various skills required in the World of Work. 

http://www.advisorteam.com/user/ktsintro1.asp  

A seventy-item questionnaire on personality type and suitable jobs. 

http://success.missouri.edu/advising/majors.html  

Uses the Holland Codes, the Career Interests Game and on-line assessments to match you to careers. Provides links to a variety of self-assessment sites. 

http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/counseling/  

Based on the popular What Color is Your Parachute books by Richard Bolles. Covers many of the interest assessments listed here with his opinions about each. Offers a variety of other resources. 

http://www.review.com/career/article.cfm?id=career\car_quiz_intro  

Forced-choice test with a general description of your interests. Includes a list of appropriate careers and a complete description of each. 

These sites give students good information about what you can do with certain majors: 

An outstanding site that deals with the question: “What can I do with a major in. . . ?”and tells you precisely that for 44 majors. 

http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html  

University of Delaware web site that provides major resource kits listing specific majors, tips on enhancing employability, web site information, and employment resources. 

  http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles  

Fascinating site that lists what Brandeis University graduates are doing for a living in specific majors. Really proves our point that “Major doesn’t matter. 

These sites give students good information about careers: 

http://www.bls.gov/oco/  

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook contains job descriptions, earnings, skills, employment projections, and education requirements for 253 jobs that cover about 90% of workers. 

http://www.pacareerzone.org/  

This site offers a short as well as longer RAISEC test to determine interest areas.  Extensive information is available about careers:   jobs descriptions with their requirements for education, interests, knowledge, skills, tasks, wages (if available), PA colleges that offer course for this job, related occupations, and outlook about this job in PA.  This includes estimated growth and number of jobs (new/replacement) expected in the following years.  Information about Scholarships & Financial Aid, college prep tests, and assessment tests are available. 

http://www.nycareerzone.org/  

Organizes job information around 6 different clusters of majors:  human & public service, arts & humanities, business & information systems, health services, natural & agricultural sciences, and engineering &technology. 

http://www.review.com/career/article.cfm?id=career/car_quiz_intro  

Twenty-four question career quiz offered by the Princeton Review using the Birkman Method which classifies you according to a color profile and lists appropriate jobs based on that profile. 

http://www.acinet.org/acinet/  

Lists a variety of job families, wages and trends for specific jobs in specific locations, lists required skills, knowledge, etc. for jobs. 

http://www.careerservices.uwaterloo.ca/  

Outstanding site includes self-assessment activities, information sources, and a section on decision-making. 

http://www.umanitoba.ca/counselling/careers.html  

Canadian-based web site that lists various careers and specific web sites for each for further information. Also has an excellent career newsletter. 

http://cbweb9p.collegeboard.org/career/bin/career.pl  

College Board questionnaire followed by descriptions of the 237 most popular careers. 

http://advcues.pbworks.com/w/page/59904595/CUES%20Articles  

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