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Exploring Majors and Careers

Self-exploration is a necessary component of choosing the major that best fits your interests, abilities, and values. For many majors, a variety of careers are at your disposal it just depends on where you want to take it! Once you decide on a potential career to explore, research the nature of the work and the industry through the Web, print resources (such as newspapers, magazines and journals), and informational interviewing. Below are helpful links to assist you with this process.

If you are a Penn State student or alumnus who needs assistance with any career-related issue, please call the Advising and Career Center at 717-771-4053 to schedule an appointment.

Career Planning

MyPlan can help you make well informed decisions about your educational and career plans. Talk with an adviser in the Advising and Career Center to use the various assessments on this site and see if MyPlan is for you.

Career/Industry Exploration Free Web site: Vault Online Career LibraryNew

Penn State's DUS Navigator - What can I do with this major/degree?New

The Career Key - An online career assessment tool. - Research companies, careers, and industries.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Information Network

America's Career InfoNet

What Can I Do With This Major?


Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

York Hospital Student Shadowing Program

Lion Link - A Penn State mentoring & networking program available to all Penn State students.

CN ED 100: Effective Career Decision Making -A 3.0 credit course offered every Spring semester.

Also visit our Job/Internship Resources and Graduate and Professional School pages.

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