Majors & Careers

The process of choosing a major and a future career path is important, but don’t let that overwhelm you! The more time you dedicate to career exploration, research, and reflection, the more confident you will feel in making an informed decision. Career paths and majors can be linked - but not always. There are many pathways to a particular career, so thoroughly research majors and associated career paths but keep in mind that your future career may not always be defined by your choice of major.

To get started, it is helpful to know yourself as well as have information about the majors available to you and about the world of work. The resources provided below are a starting point to help you find information and explore experiences that can support your decision-making process.

If you’d like help or want to discuss these topics further with a CEO staff member feel free to schedule an appointment in Handshake.


Choosing a Major

How to Choose a Major
CEO handout that walks you through steps to help with this decision

Goucher Undergraduate Program Finder 
Learn about all Goucher majors and minors and the required courses for each

What Can I Do With This Major? 
Learn how majors span multiple industries and the various areas you can apply your major within

Exploring Careers

The Muse Career Paths
A series of blog posts written by authors representing a variety of industries to help you explore potential career paths, link majors to careers, and hear career stories from authentic voices

O*net Online 
Find occupations using keywords or using a list of skills. This site is fairly detailed--good starting points could be the list of tasks at the top of each career and/or related occupations near the bottom. The O*Net Interest Profiler) is an interactive tool to identify careers that align with interests.

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



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