It’s never too early to start thinking about the kind of career you want to pursue after college – and how the major you choose and the classes you take can prepare you for it. If you have ideas about what you want to do after you graduate, we can help you make sure you’re on the right track to get there. If you’re not so sure, the career advisor can administer career exploration assessments and meet with you individually to discuss the results. We can help you gather information about career possibilities and recommend some directions to consider. Choose from the menu below to start down your path to career success, or call or email the office to schedule a time to talk face-to-face with a staff member about your interests and needs. 

Career Resources by Major

Occupational and Industry Information

America's Career InfoNet
Create a customized occupation profile with data including wages, employment, trends, knowledge, skills, abilities, and much more.

Becomeopedia
Becomeopedia.com is a site dedicated to providing the most up to date and accurate information about How To Become Anything.

Brain Track
BrainTrack is a higher education and career resource with worldwide reach. It features a directory of the world's universities and colleges with over 10,000 institutions listed from over 190 countries.

Career Stories
Offers real life career stories from professionals working in a range of occupational fields.

Inside Career Info
Inside Career Info was created to help students and career changers get a firsthand perspective on the jobs and careers that may be of interest to them.

Inside Jobs
Offers detailed information about a wide range of careers, including a variety of unique career options.

O*net Online
Find occupations using keywords or using a list of skills.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn about various aspects of career fields, including required education, potential earnings and job prospects, and job search tips.

Career Exploration Assessments

If you are unsure about your major or career, you can take any of the following assessments to help you begin the career exploration process. You will meet individually with a career advisor to discuss the results and learn how to use this information to develop potential majors/career options.

Career Assessment Instruments Offered by the CDO
Compass
by Woofound
The more you know about yourself, the easier it is to choose a career path that matches who you are as an individual. Woofound's visual personality assessment, Compass, gives you deep insight on your core values and character. It's accurate, fast, fun, and easy to take. And it uses the data it gathers about your personality and preferences to recommend careers just for you. Click here to complete the assessment. 

Strong Interest Inventory (SII) by E.K. Strong, Jr.
This instrument will help guide you towards a major and career that most closely matches your interests and skills.  The SII categorizes people into six different types.  Each type has corresponding majors, occupations, and work environments.  You will be able to explore the work settings, careers, and majors that best match your own type. 

  • You will need to speak with a career counselor before taking this measurement in order to receive the site information and password. The instrument takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Once you have obtained the password information from our career counselors, please click here to take the assessment. 


Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) by Isabel Myers and Katharine Briggs
This personality preference test helps you to gain greater understanding of yourself, as well as your motivations, strengths, and areas for growth. You can use this information to help you identify and explore majors, careers, learning styles, and communication styles that fit with your own natural "type".

  • You will need to speak with a career counselor before taking this measurement in order to receive the site information and password. The instrument takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. Once you have obtained the password information from our career counselors, please click here to take the assessment.


Other Useful Links:
Major and Degree Information
Explore majors and careers that match your interests. This site is especially helpful for those students who know their "Holland Code."

O*NET Online
Find occupations using keywords or using a list of skills.

Four Year Plans

Throughout your time at Goucher, we encourage you to take advantage of various activities and resources to help you build towards a successful career.  For suggested steps to take during each of your four years as a Goucher student, please check out our four-year plans below.

Goucher’s Undergraduate Programs of Study

Click here for a full listing of Goucher's academic programs.