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Exploring Majors and Careers

Exploring Majors &


Whether you are choosing your major, contemplating changing your major, or wondering what you can do with your major career-wise… the CU Denver Career Center can help!
Exploring majors and careers are very similar. No matter what phase of career planning you are in, the first question to ask yourself is: Who am I really? 
Figuring out your career identity can be a challenging task.  Self-discovery can often be difficult because we tend to resist it by doubting our potential and by not acknowledging our talents.  The Career Center encourages you to take as much time as needed in figuring out “who you are.” 
You may need career counseling if you:
·         Need tools to help you assess your personality, interests, skills, and 
·         Are unclear about your major.
·         Are unsure as to how your major relates to the workforce.
·         Are unsure about what different careers can offer.
·         Need help and support in designing a career strategy for your future.
·         Are unsure about what kind of work you may be interested in.
·         Are an alumnus and would like to make a career change.
Do not wait; make an appointment to talk about your major and career challenges with a career counselor today!  Call 303-556-2250 to schedule an appointment or stop by the Career Center in the Tivoli Student Union, Suite 267.
Below are resources to get you started when choosing your major or career direction:
Best for Freshman!
Take an assessment to gain your top 10 majors, explore what each major is about and what type of classes you would have to take.
Anyone can take the test, but to print an advisement report, login to the Career Lynx for access.
Explore careers and take assessments exploring your personality, interests, skills, and values and how it relates to occupations.  Focus 2 has occupations listed by "What can I do with a major in…?" All CU Denver majors are listed
First time users click here to create a new free account. Use Access Code "tiv267"
Returning users click here to login using an account you already created.

For more resources, please visit:

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Will help you understand your personality perferences. 

The Myers Briggs Type Indicator helps you identify personality characteristics that can be useful in understanding personal work habits, decision-making and communication styles, preferred work environments, and potential occupations that may interest you.
This resource requires a small fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

Will tie your top interest areas into industries and career titles.

The Strong Interest Inventory can help you identify and prioritize your
career-related interests. Based on more than 60 years of research, the SII is one of the most reliable interest inventories available today. It measures your level of interests in a broad range of categories and then compares your interests to those of people who are happily employed in a variety of occupations.
This resource requires a small fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

Aids in identifying your talents and natural strengths.  Also, helps with interviewing!

Your StrengthsQuest journey begins with a 30-minute online assessment, the Clifton StrengthsFinder. After you take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, you'll receive a customized report that lists your top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how you can use your talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success.

Best for business students!

Career Leader is a comprehensive tool to help you analyze what career might be a good fit for you. It is based on scientific research to help you along.
This website requires a small fee. If you are interested in accessing it, please contact us.

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