Are you undecided about your major? Career Services can help!
Start by…Learning About Yourself
Knowing yourself is a critical component in choosing a major and career path. Examining your personal, academic, and professional priorities along with what you enjoy doing and what talents and abilities you have (and wish to develop) will give you a deeper understanding of self and will allow you to select a major and career that you are passionate about. This passion and enthusiasm will, in turn, lead to success and satisfaction.
- Use career assessments to help you uncover your skills, interests, and values related to career choices.
Next…Explore Majors and Careers
Some students know exactly what they want to major in. Most do not. The process of deciding on a major is a journey of exploration. It combines information you have learned about yourself along with your interests, skills, and values; it couples that information with experiences gained through class work and the world of work.
The first thing to remember before heading down the road to choosing a major is that no one road is the same for every person. Chattahoochee Tech does not offer “undecided” as a major, and students must select a major offered by Chattahoochee Tech when applying.
- TypeFocus – An online career development program that will assess your personality, interests and values so you can choose careers that match your natural strengths.Access Code is 4H2DC954You may use TypeFocus as often as you wish anywhere, anytime (24/7) on any PC or MAC. You must complete an entire assessment for TypeFocus to save your results. There are three (3) assessments.
- Virtual Job Shadow – VirtualJobShadow.com is a one-stop, multimedia career planning resource that helps at every stage, from career exploration to landing a job. Experience what it’s like to job shadow at top companies, build a resume, find jobs and internships in your career field, and more.
NOTE: Non-CTC Students can contact Career Services for assistance with accessing Virtual Job Shadow.
- CTC Career Guide
- Want to know if a program is just right for you?
Check out this page: What Can I Do With A Major In…?
- Review job market information for each career you are considering.
One aspect of the career development process is to incorporate your interests through real-world, hands-on experiences. These types of opportunities are called Experiential Learning. Examples include observing, meeting and talking to people in different occupations, volunteering, joining a club or organization, taking a part-time job, and participating in an internship.