Step 1: Self Exploration

Explore Assessment Tools & Expand Career Awareness:

Focus 2

Career Exploration & Job Analysis
Occupational Outlook Handbook

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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. 

Define Strengths and Weaknesses:
By identifying your strengths and weaknesses selecting a major based on those things can prevent a lot of future frustrations. Based on your high school and GVSU courses along with your ACT sub-scores, rate the following academic areas.  Use 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, Geology, Physics, etc.
___Analytical courses: Math, Statistics, Computer Science, etc.
___Arts: Art, Music, Theatre, etc.
___Humanities: Philosophy, History, etc.
___Social Sciences: Economics, Psychology, Political Science, etc.
___English/Literature: Communications, Journalism, Classics, etc.
___Writing, Foreign Languages, etc.

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

Campus Involvement:
Student Organizations 
Service Opportunities

Meet with Academic Advisor:
Call (616) 331-3588 to make an appointment with a Pre-Major (undecided) Advisor at 200 Student Services Building or North C Success Center, Allendale Campus.

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