Academic and Career Planning Center

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:

Exploring Majors


Students who aren't sure about their majors often want to make a decision as quickly as possible. But making a decision that's this important shouldn't be rushed—you can't take shortcuts if you want to make a well-informed decision. A one-on-one session with a counselor in the ACPC as well as a discussion with you adviser is recommended. The below resources can help you begin the process before your advising appointment.

Student On-Campus Interviewing Policies

The Academic and Career Planning Center’s (ACPC) on-campus interviewing program offers students the opportunity to interview for internships and full-time positions with a variety of employers from business, industry, and government. On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) is primarily a pre-select system, where employers select candidates from among the students who request interviews with them. The procedures for requesting and scheduling OCI interviews using the Nittany Lion Career Network (NLCN) (formerly Nittany Lion Recruiting NLR) system are described in a separate section.

Choosing a Graduate School


If you've made the decision to attend graduate school, the next step is deciding where.

Make a List of Schools

Hopefully, you have selected a program of study and have some career goals in mind. The next thing to do is to create a list of schools that offer the type of program that you want.

Resources to consult:

Email Job Listings

Alumni can add their names to our email distribution lists to receive job announcements and other important information as we receive it. If you would like to be included on these lists, send your email address to PLEASE NOTE: Lists are NOT organized by major, due to the volume of alumni requests we receive.

Understanding Yourself


You already know many of your interests, talents and abilities through experiences you've had growing up. But many students discover new interests during college through new academic experiences, outside activities and employment opportunities. It is important to ask yourself three questions to understand what you like, what you do well, and what you value most.

What Are Your Interests?

Visit the following websites:

Major and Career Exploration


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With so many options, finding the major and career that's right for you can be a difficult task. There is no one right way to develop a career plan, however there are three basic areas that you need to consider in order to find your fit:

Internship Requirements

Must be fifth semester standing minimum and have completed Business core courses.
Supervisor: Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, 814-898-6438