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Choosing Your Major

 

Having a Hard Time Choosing Your Major?

 
Here are some resources and websites that may help you in learning about and choosing a major.
 

ElimiMajor

ElimiMajor is an exercise developed by the staff of Santa Monica College's Career Services Center. As career professionals we have learned that students may not know what they want to choose as a major, but they always know what they DON'T want as their major. You will have the opportunity to identify majors that you are NOT interested in, and circle the majors that you are interested in. Click here to take the ElimiMajor.
 

What Can I do with A Major In?

What is our most common question as career counselors at Santa Monica College?
What can I do with a major in ____________? Fill in the blank.
http://uncw.edu/career/WhatCanIDoWithaMajorIn.html is a cool website that provides you with the opportunity to discover wonderful career possibilities for all majors. Just click on a major and it will lead you to a major description, job titles, job and internship links, and industry information.
 

My Next Move

My Next Move's search tool allows you to find information about hundreds of jobs based on keywords, industries, and career titles. You can take a quick 15 minute assessment which will result in career ideas just for you!
http://www.mynextmove.org/
 

Bridges.com

Bridges offers a comprehensive career and major online information system which is exclusive to Santa Monica College students. You can build personalized plans by comparing, connecting, and choosing career and educational options. You can find out what kinds of skills are needed for a career, learn about what people do in specific careers, and discover specific salary information customized to California.  There is also a short assessment that results in a list of career titles unique for you!
 
To access the system, visit http://www.bridges.com, click on the "Site ID" tab, and enter these credentials:
Portfolio Name: 0001200
Password:corsair
 

California Career Cafe

Explore this virtual career center. You can research career pathways, take self assessment, watch inspiring, motivating videos about many different careers and find out how best to look for a job or internship, and much, much more! 
www.cacareercafe.com
 

Careers For Students in This Major...

This website links academic majors to career alternatives by providing information on career paths and sample job titles. http://www.udel.edu/CSC/students/major_resource_kits.html