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Tips for Exploring Majors & Careers:
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
- 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.
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... ?"