Your journey to a rewarding career may begin with exploration. 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. This section is designed to assist you in making thoughtful, well-informed decisions. Includes subsection titled “What Can I Do With This 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

Find out about meeting with contacts who can help you learn more about a career, an industry, or even a specific organization with 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, pursuing graduate school is an integral part of career development and career goals. The Career Center can help you know what to ask yourself and how to assess whether graduate school is right for you.

CareerBeam

CareerBeam is a comprehensive, user-friendly program that helps determine what you want in your career and offers the steps to achieve it using a self-paced process to help you clarify career goals and implement a strategic 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.