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Prospective Students (Career Development)

Explore. Investigate. Decide. Engage.

Selecting a major and/or a career is no easy task and often takes time to fully explore all of the options available and how they relate to your interests, personality, skills and values. Explore our tools and resources that will be instrumental in helping you decide on your best fit major and career.


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: 4H2DC954

You 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 the Office of Career Development for assistance with accessing Virtual Job Shadow.

Interest Assessment – The O*Net Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do.

My Skills (O*Net) – This skills search function is designed to help you use your skill set to identify occupations for exploration.

Jung Typology Test – is a series of analytical questions that will aid you in your career search.


CTC Major Exploration – What to do with a major in…? – This website helps to connect your major with typical career paths associated with that area of study.

CTC Majors and Curriculums – List of current programs of study at CTC including the courses for each

Career Guide – Snapshot of the programs of study including the state and/or national outlook

My Next Move – Explore careers by keywords, industries or take a mini assessment.

O*Net Online – Career exploration and job analysis

Career OneStop Shop – Choose occupation information to browse occupation profiles, employment trends and salary information by state.

Informational Interviews: A great way to research a career by interviewing a person already employed in that field. Informational interviews allow you to obtain information about the career field, learn about the skills and educational experiences you will need to enter the field, and connect with people already employed in the field.

Individual Counseling: Make an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your options. They can guide you through a journey of discovering your interests, likes, goals, and preferences and discuss with you how these influence your major.


You are ready to declare your major.

After completing self-assessment exercises and investigating possible options, you may be ready to make a decision about your major.

There is no wrong way to choose your career.

Check out this video: Tips for Choosing Your Major


Engage in your major.

If you already know what you’d like to major in, it is time to get started on connecting to your major. Creating an academic plan means identifying both a selection of courses to complete major as well as identifying areas of co-curricular interest and growth.

Here are suggested co-curricular activities to help you get the most out of your experience as a student at Chattahoochee Technical College:

Make an academic plan – CTC Academic Advisement

Join a student organization – Student Clubs and Organizations

Schedule a meeting with Career Services – Email the Office of Career Development

Review career opportunities – What to do with a major in…?