Choosing a major and career can be a difficult and overwhelming process. We offer services to help with these decisions, and as always, we recommend that you come into the office and talk with a career advisor about your particular concerns. We also encourage you to follow the steps and use the resources below to help you get started:

STEP 1: SELF-ASSESSMENT

  • Meet with Career Services
  • The foundation for career planning is self-assessment. Identifying and understanding your interests, skills, values, and personality preferences will help you make sound decisions now and later in your career. A Career Services advisor can assist you in putting all the pieces together and setting career goals.
  • Take the MBTI to identify your personality preferences and strengths
  • Take the Campbell Interest & Skills Survey
  • Complete FOCUS and bring your results in for interpretation
  • FOCUS - Interactive career and education planning system combining self-assessment, career exploration and career decision-making. Contact Career Services for the access code.

STEP 2: RESEARCH

  • Search by Major – Search any OWU major to find related career fields and internship and job links.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? – In-depth information on majors and relevant career fields. Includes job titles by industry and tips for entry into various fields.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – In-depth information on hundreds of job titles
  • Spotlight on Careers – Current, well-researched information on a variety of career fields, as well as links to jobs and internships.
  • O*NET OnLine – Tool for career exploration; valuable source for occupational information
  • Talk to your advisor and professors
  • Common Misperceptions – Faulty preconceptions can cloud your decision-making when it comes to majors and careers; be sure to check out this list of common myths.

STEP 3: GAIN EXPERIENCE

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES