Majors & Careers

Major & Career Exploration and Resources

The resources provided below can help you explore experiences that can shape your career path. These resources are provided as a starting point, but we encourage you to further explore opportunities available to you and to meet with our counselors to help in your career development.

Occupational and Industry Information

The resources below will help you to explore occupations in depth and career outcomes for various industries. This information can be helpful to know the long-term path of an occupation or industry when deciding on a major and career path.

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.

The Inventing Heron
Provides a detailed description about specific roles and responsibilities of jobs broken down by industry.

Vault
Vault.com provides industry, company, and interview information.  Click on the link above and create your own Vault Account using your Goucher email address. 

Career Exploration Assessment

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
Traitify
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, 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.

Goucher’s Undergraduate Programs of Study

View the full listing of Goucher's academic programs.

 

Career Development Office Disclaimer

Goucher College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Career Development Office (including part-time, full-time, or care giving employment opportunities and internships), either on the website or in the CDO office. Goucher is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of students to research the integrity and safety of the organizations to which they are applying. Students are advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any position with an organization or a private party.

This web site also contains links to other web sites not under the control of the Career Development Office and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The CDO provides these links only as a convenience and assumes assume no liability for acts or omissions by third parties or for any material supplied by them.