- Take the Strong Interest Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or another interest inventory through Career Services, 22 Solon Campus Center.
- Take the Personality Style Inventory or Skills Assessment available at http://careers.d.umn.edu/services/assessments.html
Major and Career Exploration
In order to make satisfying major and career decisions you need to invest time and energy exploring your interests and abilities, discovering more about specific occupations, and exploring where potential majors can lead. In the end, you need to bring all of this information together in order to make the best personal decision - one that will lead you down a successful, satisfying life path.
Explore the following areas and investigate the resources listed. Meet with your academic advisor often to discuss your progress.
Link to Additional Information on the WebIseek.Org www.iseek.org Minnesota based internet system for education and employment knowledge
MCIS http://mncis.intocareers.org (user name: umd; password: careerservices) MN Careers is a comprehensive career and educational planning guide to help Minnesotans of all ages explore their options. It includes an interest assessment worksheet, specific occupational details, and resources for career planning.
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://stats.bls.gov/oco The Occupational Outlook Handbook allows you to find career information by searching for specific occupations, clusters of similar occupations or by examining an alphabetical list of occupations.)
UMD Career Services http://careers.d.umn.edu/ Find information on major and career exploration resources on the UMD campus.
UMD major and minor requirements www.d.umn.edu/catalogs/programs