Career Counseling: Discover Your Path
Don’t Know What to Major in?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Many students find their careers later in life after trial and error. Some are lucky to find that perfect job the first time out. Everyone’s different. That’s ok and that’s why we are here to help you succeed.
We realize it could be overwhelming, confusing or stressful. The following pages will help you find the right fit for you. Let’s get started!
- A quick and more direct path to graduation
- Guidance in selecting General Education (GE) classes that count twice in your chosen major.
- We connect you to support programs, clubs, and activities on campus.
- We connect you with career opportunities and internships through jobs.missioncollege.edu
Four Steps to Defining Your Career Path
Understanding your strengths and interests is key to finding a career or major that is right for you. The four steps in this process are as follows.
Take Career Assessments
What type of work would you most enjoy and be successful at performing? Your interests, values, skills, and personality factors play a significant role in answering this question. Check out two free, online career assessments and identify the careers and industries most suited to you.
Explore Career Paths
What are related majors in your areas of interest? What career path would you expect to follow? Use a variety of resources like career outlooks, salary information, and job descriptions to understand how well careers align with who you are.
Make Career Decisions
Are you ready to focus your efforts and prepare for your chosen career path? Focus your top career options, develop your goals, and make informed decisions about your major courses of study and the career you will pursue.
Plan Your Next Steps
How can you best enter your chosen field? Do you need an internship? What types of experience will help you land a job? Find ways to get involved and start gaining experience while preparing for the world of work. Prepare your resume and practice interview questions using Big Interview. Meet with a Mission College Counselor to create an Educational Plan outlining next steps.