Choosing Majors and Careers

You can jump start the major and career decision-making process by following these steps:

Step 1:  Self Awareness

Make an appointment with your career advisor to discuss your career goals. 

Step 2:  Gather Career Information

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What can I do with a major in...?  Check out this site to explore what careers relate to particular majors.  "What Can I Do With This Major?".

What do people do in this job/field?  Research career fields and positions using the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net.

Salary Sites: 
Explore and calculate salaries by occupation and geographic area at America's Career Infonet or at NACE's Salary Calculator Center.

Researching Employers:  Click here to explore resources for exploring companies/organizations.

Step 3:  Discuss Your Options

Talk with Professionals:  Talk to professionals in your field, Stockton alumni, faculty, preceptors and current students to get the inside scoop.  Learn how to conduct an informational interview or contact an alumni mentor.

Meet with a Career Advisor:  Our counselors are ready to meet with you to assist with self assessment, exploring career possibilities, researching careers or anything else related to your career development.  Visit our Appointment Scheduling Page to set up an appointment.

Meet with an Academic Advisor:  Meet with an advisor in the Center for Academic Advising, located in the Campus Center, Suite 242, to help match your career interests with the academic program that is right for you.  Also, check out their "Choosing a Major" link.

Step 4:  Test Drive Your Careers

Make an appointment with a career advisor in Career Education & Development to strategize how to best test drive and gain experience in your fields of interest.