Exploring Majors and Careers

Explore. Learn. Repeat.

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Exploring majors and careers is an active process, one that is unique to each student. The diagram below highlights the steps of this process and is a good resource to help you get started on this journey. Some students will benefit from all stages of the process while other students may find certain stages more critical than others. It is important to note that some students may find it beneficial to revisit some stages more than once.

Not sure where to start? The Explore Center has a career advisor and academic advisors available to help you navigate the exploration process. Schedule here to meet with an academic or career advisor.

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Assess Yourself

Self-assessments help you understand yourself by identifying your interests, skills and values. Majors and careers intersecting with all three will likely be a good fit for you.

Nebraska Offers these Assessments, Tools and Resources

  • Focus 2: Offers interest, skills, values and personality inventories that connect to career fields and UNL Majors. Free with access code: huskers.
  • Career Cruising: Offers interest and skills assessments and career information, including educational requirements and salary ranges.
  • My Next Move: Identifies interests and connects them to career fields.
  • StrengthsQuest: After taking this assessment, print your results and meet with a Career Advisor to discuss your top five talent themes and how to leverage your strengths. Cost: $11.99 with a university email address.
  • Strong Interest Inventory: Provides a career profile and compares it to working professional.