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.
- Contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-510-2334 for your site ID and Password
- Go to the Choices Website and click on "Create a new portfolio"
- Enter the Site ID and the Password you received from Career Services
- Enter a Portfolio name (account name/username). Once created, this cannot be changed.
- Go to the Choices Website and enter your username and password to log in.
- Create an account here. You will need your email address and the TJC access code: apache
- Follow the prompts provided to created your user name and password, and the system will take you to the main menu.
- Upon completion, feel free to contact Career Services to schedule an appointment to discuss the results of the assessment.
- Go to the FOCUS website and enter your username and password to log in.
- Log in to TypeFocus at http://www.typefocus.com
- your password is: tjc77
Stop by Career Services in Rogers Student Center or contact us by phone or email for assistance.
What can I do with my major?
- Myths about College and Majors: Why do students worry so much about choosing a major? Here's your chance to compare myth to reality.
- Experiencing major confusion?: Breaks down how majors and careers are, and aren't, related, and what to develop in yourself in addition to major. Excellent questions to ask yourself as you make your decisions.
- Choosing Your College Major: Some students start college knowing exactly what they'd like to major in. Others don't know what to major in, or have a career goal but no knowledge of what majors will get them there. Most find themselves switching majors during college. Here are some tips, no matter where you fall in this range.
- Why Choosing Your College Major Matters and How Do You Just Choose One
- College Majors and Careers Central
- College Majors - Ten Questions To Ask Yourself
- Career Calculus: Finding a Career Based on Your Interests
- Career Choices: Similar Careers and the Differences Between Them
Planning Your Education
- Reality Check for Career Planning
- Online Career Planning: Complete the Interests, Skills, and Values sections
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
- 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