Tyler Junior College

Assessments for Career Exploration and Major Identification

Is there a test I can take to help me decide on a major or career?

There's help, but it's not technically a test. Self-assessment can help you sort out your skills, interests, values and personality to see how these fit with careers. Identify your career options and then choose a major of interest. Follow the instructions below to take our career assessments to discover a major compatible with you.

New users:

  1. Contact Career Services at khar@tjc.edu or 903-510-2334 for your activation code
  2. Go to the Kuder Journey Texas College and Career Planning System website and click on "Sign Up"
  3. Enter your information to create an account
  4. Enter the activation code you received from Career Services and click "Register"

    Returning users:

    1. Go to the Kuder Journey Texas College and Career Planning System website
    2. Enter your user name and password

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      New Users:

      1. Create an account here. You will need your email address and the TJC access code: apache
      2. Follow the prompts provided to created your user name and password, and the system will take you to the main menu.
      3. Upon completion, feel free to contact Career Services to schedule an appointment to discuss the results of the assessment.

      Returning users:

      • Go to the FOCUS website and enter your username and password to log in.

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      Stop by Career Services in Rogers Student Center or contact us by phone or email for assistance.

      What can I do with my major?

      Planning Your Education

      Colleges, Universities, Graduate & Professional Schools

      • Peterson’s Education & Career Center: Finding your perfect college fit doesn't need to be a major headache! We've compiled search tools for some of the best colleges and universities, articles, and resources to help you find the right school, contact admissions officials instantly, excel on tests, and pay for college

      Occupational Information

      • America's Career InfoNet: America's Career InfoNet can help you identify options and plan your education. On this Web site, you can locate the highest paying occupations to largest
      • O*Net: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
      • Green Occupations: The green economy is changing tasks, skills, and jobs across the country. Discover important information for over 100 occupations going green.
      • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.
      • Princeton Review Online: Focuses on careers after college
      • College Board: Focuses on college majors and careers

      Career Services

      Maggie Ruelle, M.A.
      Coordinator, Career Services
      Office: Career Services, 2nd Floor, Rogers Student Center

      Email: mrue@tjc.edu

      Telephone: 903-510-2334