Explore Majors and Careers
We offer a variety of ways to help you determine the best major(s) and career path for you. Take one of our career assessments and schedule an appointment with our professional staff to get started!
During a one-on-one advising appointment, our Career Advisors will guide you through a variety of assessments, resources, and discussions to assist you in creating your own unique path.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, What Can I Do With This Major can help you connect your majors to possible careers. Learn about typical career paths and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided, or ask a Career Advisor for additional assistance. Use this how-to guide to learn how to use the What Can I Do With This Major tool effectively.
If you are unsure of how your personality connects to a major, what your strengths are, or how your areas of interests correspond to potential career paths, set up an appointment with an advisor to determine which career assessment is right for you!
The Career Finder quiz is available for free in your Jobs4Govs account. Find this 60-question quiz under the Resources tab on your Jobs4Govs homepage. The quiz asks participants to respond on a scale of "Extremely Like" to "Extremely Dislike" to a series of questions about likes and interests. Once the quiz is completed, some suggested career options will be displayed based on the responses.
For further guidance and explanation of results, please schedule an appointment with a career advisor. This is an easy-to-understand quiz perfect for freshman. We recommend that all students take this assessment prior to their first Career Services appointment.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory® instrument is a powerful tool that can help you make
satisfying decisions about your career and education.
Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about a change, or considering education options for career preparation, you can benefit from the wealth of information reflected in your Strong results.
Understanding your Strong Profile can help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning and exploration process.
Keep in mind that the Strong measures interests, not skills or abilities, and that the results can help guide you toward rewarding careers, work activities, education programs, and leisure activities-all based on your interests.
As you review your Profile, remember that managing your career is not a one-time decision but a series of decisions made over your lifetime.
How Will You Benefit from this Assessment?
The Strong Interest Inventory® can be a valuable tool in helping you identify your interests, enabling you to:
- Achieve satisfaction in your work
- Identify career options consistent with your interests
- Choose appropriate education and training relevant to your interests
- Maintain balance between your work and leisure activities
- Understand aspects of your personality most closely associated with your interests
- Determine your preferred learning environment
- Learn about your preferences for leadership, risk taking, and teamwork
- Use interests in shaping your career direction
- Decide on a focus for the future
- Direct your own career exploration at various stages in your life
Please schedule a 30-minute career exploration appointment with a Career Services advisor if you are interested in taking this assessment. It is an ideal assessment for sophomore-level students.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Do you prefer working in a group to working independently, or vice versa? Do you trust your gut instincts over concrete data? When you make a decision, do you put yourself in the situation or outside it? By asking yourself these questions, you have started the process of personality identification. The questions previously asked mirror the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.
Developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers, the MBTI is a questionnaire designed to identify personality types explained by C. G. Jung. An individual taking the assessment is given multiple statements and is asked to choose one answer from the given two to each statement.
An example of such a statement with choices:
You prefer interacting in small groups as opposed to large groups. [Yes or No]
The MBTI can be taken online. An office appointment is required with qualified professional for follow-up interpretation and consultation. Please schedule a 30-minute career exploration appointment with Career Services if you are interested in completing this assessment.
Why Should I Take the MBTI?
Knowing your personality type can better help you understand:
- How you learn
- How you make decisions
- How you interact with people and your environment
- How you manage your time
- How you deal with stress
- How you work
- What environments you prefer to work in
- What field of work would be comfortable for you to pursue for a career
- What personal goals to set and how you will go about achieving them
The MBTI is not an assessment of ability or performance. It is a tool created to better realize cognitive functions to assist those taking it with the benefits mentioned previously. This assessment is ideal for juniors, seniors and alumni.
Schedule An Appointment
Schedule an appointment to chat with us about your career goals.
- Via Phone: Call our Main Line at (931) 221-6544. Be sure to explain what type of assistance you are seeking in order to be matched with the best career advisor for you.
- Via Jobs4Govs: Log in to your Jobs4Govs account using your Student OneStop credentials or create an alumni account. Appointments can be requested by selecting Advising Appointments in the left navigation menu of your Jobs4Govs homepage, and then click the Request New Appointment button.
We are excited to help you advance in your career journey!