It’s very common for college students to be uncertain of their major or career direction. Although it may seem like everyone else already has a career goal in mind, college is a time for exploration, and feeling unsure about what comes next is NOT out of the ordinary. The important thing is to embrace the career development process and DO SOMETHING . This could be researching options through other career communities, talking to professionals about their careers, or finding an internship, part-time job, or volunteer experience.
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This is just a quick snapshot of relevant information and resources; for more, reach out to us! You can v isit us during drop-in hours, or schedule an appointment!
To join this community:
1. Log into your
2. Click on Career Interests.
3. Scroll down to Career Communities and join!
Everyone has a different way to describe themselves and what they are they like to do. This survey may help you learn more about your career preferences. It's based on the Career Center - Career Communities Model. This survey will help you learn about which Career Communities relate to your interests.
Join one or more Career Communities that interest you.
The relationship between major and career is indirect and complicated. Deciding on a major, whether you are choosing one or contemplating a change, can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to connect the major to some future career. Browse the resources on the Relate Majors to Careers page.
Have you heard about a “career test” that will tell you exactly what major or career path you should take? That idea is a little misleading, because no website or piece of paper can truly know who you are and what’s best for you. However, there are self-assessment tools that can help you understand yourself better, which in turn can help you figure out what’s best for you. Click here to learn more about career assessments and decision-making.
The Career Center recognizes that not all students begin their journey at Stony Brook University in the first year of college. However, experiences (e.g. activities, jobs, internships) from previous institutions have great value in the career planning process!