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Major and Career Decision Making

Winter Quarter is the Perfect Time to Discuss Major and Career Decision Making

The Career Center can assist in student anxiety over decisions related to majors and career direction; students can utilize the Career Center website at www.du.edu/career, under "Web Resources" to read about majors and careers.   Parents can help students with this anxiety by encouraging them to visit the Career Center in winter quarter and meet with a Career Counselor,

Career and major information is what the Career Center is all about,   and also utilize the many resources through the web site. Through the Career Center website (www.du.edu/career) one can access web links to resources on everything from Career Advice, Career and Major Exploration to Graduate School Information under those titles in the "Web Resources" section.  Additionally, the Career Center has on-campus recruiting, internship, job and employer data bases. Also, students are encouraged to attend the Career Center’s three career fairs through out the year to explore career fields and look for internships and jobs.  The Career Center also publishes many handouts; each major is available, as well as, other handouts on writing resumes and cover letters, internship information, a Career Planning Calendar and more.  All handouts are on the web site, on the Driscoll Bridge, or in the Career Center. The Career Center also has a small Career Library that contains several books on career and major choice.  

Students can also take career assessments to assist in decision making; the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Career Leader (a fee of $25 each includes a one hour interpretation of each assessment).   The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assesses your personality strengths as they apply to career fields, and the Strong Interest Inventory ties your interests to majors, career fields and occupations and Career Leader focuses on areas within business disciplines. Workshops are also available throughout the quarter on numerous topics; dates and times are found on the website.  Most important, the Career Center encourages students to come in and meet individually with a Career Counselor to discuss in more depth how majors fit with career choices, work on a resume/cover letter, practice interviewing skills, and/or discuss options for internships and jobs. 

Please call 303-871-2150 for an appointment or stop by Driscoll South in the lower level (underneath the Bookstore).