Guidance Counseling Department » Step Two: Explore Careers & College Majors

Step Two: Explore Careers & College Majors

Sometimes you have to work backwards.  Knowing what you want to be doing for your career will identify what major you should be studying in college.  
 
  • What are your interests & strengths?
  • What kids of careers are out there for you?
  • What education or training do you need for that career?
Learning about yourself and connecting your strengths and interest to a career is an important step.  CollegeBoard has a free Career Finder tool that you can use.
 
You'll need to create an account if you haven't already done so.  Important reminder: use the same email for CollegeBoard as you plan to use for all of your college applications, scholarships, financial aid, etc.
 
Once you have a broad idea of the career that you want to go into, you'll now need to look at what college majors will get you that job.  CollegeBoard has a free Majors Search tool that you can use.
 
You'll need to create an account if you haven't already done so.  Important reminder: use the same email for CollegeBoard as you plan to use for all of your college applications, scholarships, financial aid, etc.