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Advising: Evaluating Your Major

Step 1 - Evaluating your major

Personality/Occupation Compatibility

Determine whether “English” is really your passion, or whether you are suited to a different major by exploring these great personality sites.

MyMajors.com - Take the short My Majors quiz and receive five college majors matching your interests and academic experience. This site will give you information about these college majors, the types of courses needed to get a degree and what jobs are potentially available.

NYCareerZone - Click on 'Assess Yourself' from the top. You will pick the three words that describe you most, and then you can look at various occupations that suit your personality. To see the occupations, once you have clicked on your words, select 'View Occupations' in the gold circle.

Occupation Exploration

Once you have picked out your favorites from your list of suggested occupations, you might want to check out the information on the following sites.

O*NET On-line

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Step 2 - Assessing Your Learning Style

Step 3 - Using Available Resources