Do you need help choosing a major and exploring careers?
UCC has professional counselors to move you ahead in your career and educational decision-making process. Individual career counseling is FREE to all UND students (except for optional testing fees).
We're here to help all students – it doesn't matter if you're "undecided" or "very focused". We'll help you clarify interests and skills, explore college majors, examine career options, research occupational choices, and assist in your evaluation of potential graduate and professional schools.
You'll strengthen your confidence, gain new understandings, develop decision-making skills and strategies, and increase your ability to move ahead with life plans.
The following resources can be helpful in the career decision-making process. They are not intended to take the place of professional career counseling assistance but can serve as an aid in the career counseling process.
- Explore Schools and Educational Opportunities – The Princeton Review Career site has a career exploration page that allows you to do self-assessment activities, look up over 200 occupational profiles and utilize resources to help you explore college majors.
- Career Information – Search information by career name or by industry. Also review hiring demands for different careers at CareerJournal from the Wall Street Journal.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook – The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics compiles this extensive guide to careers, which contains job profiles, training and education requirements, salary potential, and job outlook for the future.
- O*NET Online – Learn about occupations and job options on this searchable, easy to use website. Describes types of tasks performed or what skills and abilities may be required in certain occupations.
- National Career Development Association – The NCDA website provides Internet resources. At this site, click on Internet Resources and then click on Internet Sites for Career Planning. Links are categorized according to topics such as: Self-Assessment, Career Development Process, Occupational Information and more.
- MyPlan.com – Use this website to search for information on careers, majors, colleges, and career assessments. Watch videos on specific careers and communicate on-line with other college students and professionals seeking career/college information.
- CareerOneStop.com – Explore careers by geographical area. Search for occupational information to find out what jobs are projected to be the fastest growing, have the most openings, and the highest income potential. Browse the large database of informative career videos. Search educational opportunities by institutional program (major), occupation, or institution name with links to university and college websites.