Your journey to a rewarding career may begin with exploration. With so many career paths available, you might be overwhelmed by the possibilities and question which will fit you best. The Career Center is happy to offer resources and assistance as you navigate the process of identifying, exploring, and pursuing appealing career choices.

The first step is self-assessment, followed by exploring majors and careers that fit your unique qualities.

Career decisions are made throughout one’s lifetime. Understanding how to evaluate your skills, interests, and career priorities and apply them to the ever-evolving world of work will serve you well as you continue on your professional journey.

We recommend that you go through each step, and we hope that you will contact the Career Center to follow up with a member of the career consulting team.

Choosing a Major

Choosing a major can be difficult and is often questioned various times throughout one’s college career. This section is designed to assist you in making thoughtful, well-informed decisions in choosing a major.

Exploring Careers

Occupations are constantly evolving, as are the needs of employers. Learning more about industries and sectors of employment may broaden your scope of career possibilities.

Informational Interviews/Job Shadowing

An informational interview is a meeting with a contact who can help you learn more about a career, an industry, or even a specific organization. You can get a firsthand account to determine if the career might be a good fit for you.

Education Abroad

Students from all majors find that studying or working abroad enhances their educational experience. You may be among the UA students determined to go abroad to study, intern,volunteer, launch a career, or all of the above.

Graduate School

For some students and alumni, pursuing graduate school is an integral part of career development and reaching career goals. The Career Center can help you know what questions to ask yourself and how to assess whether graduate school is right for you at the time.


CareerBeam is a comprehensive, 24/7, user-friendly program that helps you determine what you want in your career and offers the steps to achieve it. It is a self-paced process to help you clarify your career goals, develop a professional resume and cover letter, prepare for interviews, develop a network, and implement a strategic career search.

Involvement Beyond the Classroom

For students deciding on potential careers or academic majors, involvement beyond the classroom may provide practical, “real world” experience that can shed light into the realities of certain careers.