Self Guided Path for Choosing a Major

Step 1: Self Exploration

Explore Assessment Tools & Expand Career Awareness:
Focus 2 http://www.gvsu.edu/careers/focus-2-70.htm

 

www.myplan.com
online.onetcenter.org/
www.bls.gov/oco/

 

Define Strengths and Weakness:
Identifying your strengths and weaknesses and picking a major based on those things can prevent a lot of future frustrations. Based on your high school and GVSU classes along with your ACT sub-scores, rate the following academic areas: Rate a 5- for those where you feel the strongest and  a -1 for those where you feel the least confident.

_____Science-related courses: Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, etc.

_____Analytical/Mathematical courses: Statistics, Computer Science, etc.

_____Arts: Art, Music, Theatre, etc.

_____Humanities/Social Sciences: Philosophy, Psychology, History, Political Science, etc.

_____English/Literature: Communications – Journalism, Classics, etc.

_____Writing, Foreign Languages, etc.

Take US 102: Career Education Course: (1) Credit
This course is designed for students seeking assistance in developing a career and educational plan suited to their individual needs, goals, and career choices. Emphasis and activities will be placed on personal and career assessments, career and occupational information, planning, and decision making.

Campus Involvement:
Student Organizations: www.gvsu.edu/studentorg/
List of service opportunities: www.gvsu.edu/service/

 

Attend Majors Fair:
See Majors Fair commercial located on the Pre-major Advising Website.

Meet with Academic Advisor:
Call 331-3588 to make appointment with a Pre-Major/Undecided Advisor.

 

 

Page last modified August 16, 2014