Resource Links

This page includes many useful links that can help exploratory 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.

Self-Assessment Websites

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

A 70-item questionnaire on personality type and suitable jobs.

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.

What You Can Do with Your Major

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

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.

Information About Careers

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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