Exploring Majors and Careers

We encourage students to use the following resources within the Handshake student portal to gain helpful information in regards to major and career exploration.

FOCUS 2 Assessment

The FOCUS 2 Assessment contains a variety of resources to help students find a career that fits their interests and skill sets.

  • The Career Readiness tab helps students identify career and educational goals, academic strengths, work experiences and accomplishments, career planning status, and personal development needs.
  • The Self-Assessment tab contains the work interest assessment, personality assessment, skills assessment, values assessment, and leisure interest assessment. These assessments help narrow down your interests and skills and will pair you with careers that fit with your profile.
  • The Explore the Possibilities tab helps you research careers by occupation name, industry, and major. It also allows you to compare two occupations side by side to see the pros and cons of each occupation.
  • The Career Portfolio tab is a place where you can review and update any saved careers or majors that pique your interest.

If you would like to take the FOCUS 2 assessment, please visit our FOCUS 2 Portal and use the access code “career” when setting up your account.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn more about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire in each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the following links provided.