Exploring Majors & Careers
Once you feel you know enough about your interests, skills, work values, and personality, you should start investigating majors and career possibilities that seem to be a good fit. Here are some resources to help:
|What Can I Do With This Major?
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.
|O*Net Online Database
Interactive tool for exploring and searching occupations. The O*Net database, provides the basis for career exploration tools, and a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
|Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook|
|My Next Move
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers
|My Next Move for Veterans
My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers.
Career and college advice.
|Specific field information|
|Explore Health Careers|
Careers in Criminal Justice
|Careers in Criminal Justice|
Additional ideas for exploration
- Learn about Westchester Community College’s programs of study by reading the catalog and talking to faculty in programs that sound interesting.
- Meet with a counselor in Career Services to learn how programs of study and majors can prepare you for specific careers.
- Visit the Career section of the Westchester Community College library to look for books and reference materials
- Talk to people who are working in careers that intrigue you. This is called Informational Interviewing. How did they prepare—both academically and experientially—for their jobs? What advice do they have for you? If you don’t know anyone, our career counselors can help.