Exploring Majors and Careers
If you are unsure about what major you should choose, this tool will help you explore your options and understand career paths that you can follow.
"What Can I Do With This Major"
Connect your major with possible careers!
This tool can help you discover majors you may wish to pursue along with employers and strategies to land a job in that field. As you are exploring your options, engage in discussions with fellow students about what they like and dislike about their majors, what the requirements are and what their favorite courses are. Reviewing USCB's academic department websites, which offer information about courses and faculty, is also important. Take the time to talk to your academic advisor to make sure you are aware of the requirements for completing your chosen major. Don't forget to meet with the Career Services staff to discuss majors that interest you and how you'll develop skills that relate to the world of work. Click one of the majors below to find out what you can do with that major!
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Additional Career Exploration Resources
Truity provides online job aptitude tests, and the basic results are free. The idea behind aptitude tests is to match personality, talents and interests to real-life jobs.
CareerOneStop is a Department of Labor site where you can explore careers, take career assessments and also watch career related videos. It is a great resource for career exploration, training and jobs.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision making.
O-NET OnLIne is a tool for career exploration and job analysis. O-NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more!
US News & World Report has a great article about the importance of selecting a minor while in college. A minor can add competencies that will enhance your marketablity and help you stand out from other applicants.
NACE Career Readiness Resources has excellent sample presentations to help you identify the competencies (skills) you have.
Podcast Resources to help you plan your career, learn new skills and be inspired!
- Mastering College to Career – Daniel Botero encourages college students to graduate with career experiences.
- College Central Podcasts – College Central Network is a trusted resource for general job search information.
- Find Your Dream Job – Mac Prichard helps job seekers find work that matters.
- Anthony ONeal Podcasts- Anthony ONeal encourages young adults to make good financial decisions.
- Black Women Talk Work – Myriha Burce hosts this podcast that candidly explores the experiences of black women at work, while highlighting sucess stories.
- Clever Girls Know – Clever Girl Finance is a podcast for women on all things money.
- Career Radio Cloud -A website and podcast for the 21st century job hunter
- The Voice of Job Seekers – Mark Anthony Dyson hosts this award-winning career advice podcast that helps jobseekers reimagine an easier job search process.
- Career Talk: Learn, Grow, Thrive – Stephanie Dennis hosts this career podcast that has been featured in Inc., the New York Times, Business Insider, Forbes and Readers Digest.
- The Classy Career Girl –Anna Runyan hosts this podcast that has been named by Forbes as one of the 35 most influential career sites.
- Side Hustle Pro – Nicaila Matthews Okome hosts this podcast that spotlights bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business.
- Side Hustle School – Chris Guillebeau hosts this podcast that explores how to make extra money without quitting your current job.