FOCUS is a web-based assessment we encourage you to utilize to help explore who you are and how your skills, interests, and abilities relate to career fields. FOCUS will guide you through a reliable career and education decision-making model designed to help you choose the right major and make informed decisions about your career. Students may self-register for the FOCUS program, please use the access code PETAL. After you complete FOCUS assessment, please contact Experiential Learning and Career Management to schedule an appointment to review your results with a Career Counselor (717-872-3774).
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Based on your meeting with a Career Counselor, you may be also be asked to complete "Do What You Are." This is an assessment survey based on personality types and their relationship to majors and careers. A career counselor must give you access to register with this assessment.
You can also complete The O*Net Interest Profiler, another web-based assessment of your work-related interests. The Interest Proflier helps you decide what kind of careers you might want to explore. It was created for the U.S. Department of Labor: Employment & Training Administration and you can use it to explore the world of work via 800+ occupations within O*NET OnLine My Next Move.
Here are some resources that will help you see how a major relates to occupations and careers:
What Can I Do With This Major is a website that will help you explore and connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
MU Department of Academic and Student Development
The Department of Academic and Student Development provides an integrated and effective academic advising program as well as resources and tools for students, faculty and staff.
MU Major Videos
The Major Views Videos will help you see some of the many academic options at Millersville University.
Learn about careers, find career information, and locate career resources and advice. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor: Employment and Training Administration, this site helps you identify jobs that are similar to your identified skills and abilities.
Inside Career Info
Created to help students and career-changers get a firsthand perspective on the jobs and careers that may be of interest to them. Learning from professionals with direct experience provides an additional dimension to researching occupations that is difficult to find elsewhere.
O*NET Online - My Next Move
Detailed descriptions of the world of work, profiling 800+ occupations.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Published by the Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this resource profiles hundreds of occupations, describes what they do, the work environment, and where to get additional information. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010-2020 decade. (Occupational Outlook Handbook en Espanol)