Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Choosing a career pathway can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. It's important to explore your skills, academic history, personal values, and interests when determining your future career. Schedule an appointment with the GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center staff to assist you with picking the college program that is the perfect fit for you.

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PathwayU: A Free Career-Finder Tool

Exploring majors? Unsure about your degree or career path? Discover your path to purpose with PathwayU!  This new career tool provides scientific insight on your interests, values, personality, and workplace preferences, which allow you to identify career paths that fit your unique set of characteristics.  PathwayU guides you to meaningful education and career paths and arms you with the tools you need to make informed decisions. Start your journey today!

  • Create your free PathwayU account by clicking the icon.
  • Complete the 4 assessments (Interests, Values, Personality, and Workplace Preferences), which should take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Explore majors and career paths that align with your personalized results.
  • Connect to local and global job and internship opportunities that resonate with your passion.
  • Still have questions? Make an appointment to follow up on your results with a staff member from BCROC.

Career Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. 

Interviewing and Networking

Nervous to network?  Do interviews cause a case of stage fright?  Have you ever passed an opportunity to introduce yourself to a professional in your field because you didn’t know what to say?  You are not alone and better yet, through preparation and practice, you can become confident in your ability to share your story in a professional way whether you are interviewing, in a structured meeting, or informally interacting with professionals.

Resume and Cover Letters

Everyone needs a resume- whether for employment opportunities or for scholarship applications. The Career Center at Grand Valley State University has many resources to assist in developing your resume and cover letters.

Career Guide by Academic Majors

The Career Center at Grand Valley State University has created Career Guides by Academic Majors with detailed information about how your major can assist you in your career journey. The Career Guides include information where Grand Valley State University alumni have accepted jobs, student organizations you can join as a student at Grand Valley State University to help in your career journey, as well as technical and professional skill-sets you will develop in your major.

Identity - Based Career Resources

The Office of Multicultural AffairsDisability Support ResourcesMilton E. Ford LGBT Resource CenterWomen’s CenterGVSU Veterans NetworkCampus Interfaith Resources and the Padnos International Center have worked closely with the Career Center to foster an inclusive environment to help meet the needs of diverse student populations. In addition to visiting the Career Center, the individual offices above, or attending collaborative presentations between the Career Center and these offices, please utilize these electronic resources below to enhance your career journey.