- Talk with students in different majors and professors from a variety of academic departments, your TSD Advisor, and a career counselor.
- Interview several people that are in careers of special interest to you.
- (What do they do? Why do they like/dislike their work? What type of academic preparation and work experience was helpful to them?)
- Choose a course that may open up new academic fields to explore.
- Consider volunteering some of your time in an area of interest.
- Visit the Career Planning and Development Office for assistance and resources related to choosing a major.
TAKE A PRO-ACTIVE ROLE IN THIS IMPORTANT CHOICE.
The following books are available in the Career Resources Library in our office (and in many libraries and bookstores):
- The College Majors Handbook
Neeta Fogg, Paul Harrington, Thomas Harrington
- 10 Best College Majors for Your Personality
Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D and the Editors @ JIST
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
U.S. Department of Labor/JIST Works (online at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/)
- The Great Jobs for Majors Series (e.g., Liberal Arts Majors, English, Math, Business, Biology, Psychology, etc).
Various authors; a great resource