Staff in the University Career Services office will help you learn how to convey your strengths in job search correspondence, the resume and in an interview. So take advantage of this opportunity for personal growth and development before starting a job search.
3. Explore Majors and Careers to gain Focus
Common sources of information about majors include the ETSU Catalog, College and Department web pages, the Counseling Center, University Career Services, academic advisors, faculty members, and other students. In selecting a major, you will make the best decision if you collect information from all or most of these resources. Some things you should consider are:
What major fits well with my real interests and offers the opportunity to study subjects I care about?
What subjects do I do well in?
Will the major(s) I think are the most practical require me to take courses I do not like or am unlikely to excel in? Is that practical?
Once you have decided on a major, we strongly recommend that you do an internship or find a work experience related to your career interest. It will help you understand the nature of work in a specific organization and provide an opportunity to learn what other people are doing in your field of interest.
We generally learn about careers from family and friends, what we see on television and other media, and general talk about what is happening in the area where we live. This is a good place to start, but it is not a good place to stop. By current estimates, there are more than 40,000 job titles, with new ones added every day.
In our global economy, no one can learn about all the jobs available. What we can do is uncover categories of work that fit with who we are, and the interests, skills and values that we have.
Some resources to begin exploring majors and careers are: