Explore Majors and Careers

Did you know that there are approximately 20,000 job titles in our society? Many people choose career paths based on very limited knowledge regarding just a few of the career opportunities available to them. There are many ways to learn more about possible careers. Listed below are a few suggestions:

  • Candid Career - It is the premier provider of thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy to use website.
  • Career Fairs - Attend to find out what kind of employers are hiring and what they look for in a good candidate.
  • College Information Chart - Gather information about the majors that fit your interests.
  • eLion Major Themes - If you haven't already done so, discover which Penn State majors fit your interest.
  • LionLink -  A service of the Penn State Alumni Society. Talk to a Penn State graduate who is currently working in a career that interests you.
  • MyPlan - For information and an assessment contact ACPC. MyPlan helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers.
  • Recommended Academic Plans
  • Salaries and Employment Rates - Get an idea of what graduates from different majors are making in their careers.
  • What Can I Do With A Major In...? - Students can get assistance with developing a career plan by exploring their interests, abilities and values to find a career path that suits them.
  • ACPC's Resource Library - The ACPC has a large supply of books that include some of the latest publications on many careers.
  • Conduct informational interviews with people from careers you are interested in.
  • Use the many Web sites available to search careers on the Internet. Here are some of our recommendations, but there are many others!

Once you have explored the possibilities, consider gaining experience in an area of interest through an internship.