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Career Exploration and Planning

Career Services & Professional Development offers services to you from your first day on campus until your last. No matter what your year in school, it is important to have the right tools and knowledge to help you make the most of your Miami experience as you move from College to Career. This guide will help you navigate the career planning process and contribute to your success at Miami University and beyond.

Career Assessments & Tools

Career Assessments

Our assessments can help you narrow down which majors and careers to consider by taking a look at your personality, interests, and preferences.

After taking one or both of these assessments, feel free to make an appointment with one of our career advisors to go over your results and create an action plan.

MyMajors is a short quiz that recommends Miami University majors you might like based on your responses.

Focus 2 is a self-assessment tool that will allow you to learn about yourself and what careers or majors might be a good fit for you. Users can register for Focus 2 using the access code 'redhawks'. Note: You must register with the access code "redhawks," then create an account with a password before you can access Focus 2."

Exploration Tools

O*NET Online is a career database with detailed job descriptions. You can sort through jobs using various filters (“bright outlook,” industry, skills, etc.) or you can search for careers you are already considering.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that provides extensive information about careers, including average pay and growth potential.

Ohio's Top Jobs the state of Ohio's top jobs report.

What Can I Do With This Major? provides detailed examples of career paths, employers, and career strategies for most majors. Log in with your unique ID and password to use this site.

Career Course

If you would like additional support as you explore majors and careers, you may consider taking EDL 100: Career Development for College Students.

This 2-credit course will assist students in selecting a college major or career community that is appropriate for them based on their interests and passions. Emphasis is placed on skills, abilities and interests and how to connect those skills/interests to a major or career community. Students will have a solid understanding of the resources available to them as they continue to explore their interests and career path and what opportunities are available to them as first year and second year students. The main goal is for the student to make an informed and educated selection of a college major or career community that is relevant to their interests, skills and passions.

Talk with your academic advisor to determine if EDL 100 would be a useful course for you.

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