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Major & Career Exploration

Choosing a major and a career is an important and sometimes difficult task. Some people know themselves well and can find a match rather quickly, others may need time to explore. Fortunately, college is a great place to start this exploration process. The websites below offer a wealth of information on exploring majors and careers. They can be helpful if you're new to the process or know what you're looking for.

CliftonStrengths, based on years of research from Gallup, Inc., is an excellent tool to help you discover and develop your strengths in your academics, career goals, leadership and more. 

Explore the 36 major and 29 minor options that UW Tacoma offers.  Schedule an appointment with your advisor to find the right program for you!

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you research and connect interests and majors to careers. 

Career Development & Education assists students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and implementing career and educational decisions. They can help with: exploring careers, resume writing, finding jobs and ways to become employable.

Use Handshake to explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities. Connect with great companies and non-profits. Learn about your career options. 

The O*Net program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. This site can help you find a job that matches your education and skills. It also contains job description information.

From the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics, this site contains information such as employment projections, pay scales, work environment and required education or training for hundreds of careers and programs.

A non-profit Washington based site to explore careers, create goals for your future, make educational plans and find the right schools to achieve your educational dream.