Exploring Majors and Careers

Planning for Your Career

Resume CritiqueWhether it's deciding on a major, discussing a career change, making the connection from your major to a career pathway, or preparing for a career or post-graduate education, Career Services can help you take a pro-active approach to your professional and career development. Exploring options for your major or career is one of these steps - as you review the resources below, remember you can always set up an appointment to speak with a career coach to review your results to discuss your questions and explore possibilities.

Career and Interest Inventories

Would you like to learn more about your personality traits and personal strengths to help you succeed in the workplace? Ever wondered what career pathway might be a good fit for you? Taking an inventory can be a great first step in career discovery and planning! These can help you learn about and reflect on your knowledge, skills and abilities; interests, values, strengths and passions; and workplace preferences.

As you explore these tools and develop your professional skills, consider joining Talent Gateway and earning points towards the (M)Talent distinction and the Self & Career Development badge.

Considering Graduate School?

Maybe you've just finished your bachelor's degree and it's always been your plan to pursue an advanced degree. Or maybe you've been out of school for several years and want to go back to increase your marketability. Whatever your reason is, Career Services is here to help you meet your goals and assist through all stages of the process! We encourage you to set up a time with one of our staff members to discuss your ideas and questions.

Additionally, the UM-Dearborn Graduate Studies department has developed a graduate school planning guide that can be helpful no matter where you plan to pursue your advanced degree - check it out, and let us know how we can help!


Related Talent Gateway challenges: 

  • Academic Scan: Why Consider Graduate School (250 points)
  • Attend a Graduate School Open House or Info Session (500 points)
  • Career Scan: Graduate Student Interview (750 points)

Career Services

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