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Explore Majors/Careers

Tips for Exploring Majors & Careers:

  • Self-Assessment
    Spend time assessing your interests, values, strengths, dislikes, abilities, personal qualities, talents, experiences, and skills. Complete the SIGI 3 career-planning software or one of the self-assessments available online.

  • Talk With Faculty
    Find out which classes relate to certain majors and careers.

  • Gain Work Experience
    Working at a variety of jobs will help you decide the job conditions that best fit your needs and personality. Explore internship and volunteer opportunities.

  • Talk with Professionals
    Obtain a realistic view of certain jobs and occupations. Ask professionals in certain fields for pros and cons regarding their jobs, and ask them for suggestions about which classes you should take.

  • Network
    It's never too soon to start building a network system. Build relationships with faculty, staff, peers, and alumni. (Take advantage of the Whitworth Alumni Career Networking Service.)

  • Set Goals and Deadlines
    At one point, you need to make decisions and work to make them successful. Choose a major that fits your needs at this time, and realize that you can change your mind later. Review the Whitworth Career Services Four-Year Career Plan (PDF), and research majors by utilizing "What can I do with a major in... ?"