Career Exploration

Major Exploration Resources

Here are some resources that will help you understand the relationship between college major and occupations:

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 Advisement 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.

Green Career Guide highlights several paths of study, job positions, and occupational outlooks at all degree levels.

Career Exploration Resources

University Alumni Network - Candid Career Information Videos
Browse thousands of career interview clips for information on a vast number of career industries and positions.  Learn about job descriptions, how to prepare, the challenges and the best aspects of the position and advice for students seeking a career in the field.

CareerOne Stop
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.

O*NET Online
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.