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Choosing Your Major/Career

The most important first step you can take toward career success is to know yourself and your interests. Our career advisors are happy to help you identify educational and career goals, and discuss the variety of academic majors, occupations and industries that may lead you to a satisfying career.

Resources for Students

What Can I Do With This Major: This convenient website provides a snapshot of 80 academic disciplines and the common career areas, typical employers and job search strategies associated with each major.

Career Assessments: If you are interested in learning more about AchieveWORKS or other career assessments, please schedule an appointment through Handshake to meet with one of our advisors. By working closely with a career advisor, you can use our self-assessment tools to better understand your own natural strengths and interests and apply those in your career decision-making.

Current undergraduate students are automatically provided with a Handshake account. To access your account, log in with your Salve email address and password or through the portal.

  • AchieveWORKS: This brief personality type survey will help you better understand yourself and make informed decisions about your future. Click on the link above, go to Register a New Account, and use the following Access Key: 4W8QV7V
  • After taking the assessment, please schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your results and discuss how you might utilize that information in selecting a major and/or targeting a possible career path.

O*NET Online: The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities and interests associated with occupations. This is a great tool to explore various career options and job outlook data.

Glassdoor: Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews and interview questions from people on the inside. This is a great resource to explore specific companies and salary data.