Ask yourself these questions:
- What do you enjoy learning?
- Which academic activities tend to bring out your best work?
- How do you most like to spend your free time?
- What activities seem most rewarding to you?
Choosing a major based on your answers to these questions will likely lead to success and personal satisfaction in college and in your career — even if, in the long run, your career has no direct relation to your major.
Pathway U — your path towards joy, meaning, and purpose
Join now and get started:
- Complete four assessments (Values, Interests, Personality, and Workplace Preferences) in 15 to 25 minutes.
- Use the Explore Career Matches feature to see what education and career paths are a great ﬁt for you, and use the Job Board to ﬁnd real jobs that ﬁt these paths.
- Click “Set Up Appointment” to schedule a time to talk with a counselor.
O*NET Career Exploration Tools
O*NET is the nation's primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database contains hundreds of occupation-specific descriptors, and is continually updated with feedback from a broad range of workers in each occupation.
O*NET Ability Profiler: Individuals can use the O*NET Ability Profiler to identify strengths, as well as areas for additional training and education, and to identify occupations that fit their abilities.
O*NET Interest Profiler: A self-assessment career exploration tool that can help students discover work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work.
O*NET Work Importance Locator / Profiler: This self-assessment allows users to identify what is important to them in a job and identify occupations that may be satisfying based on the similarity between their work values (such as achievement, autonomy, and conditions of work) and the characteristics of the occupations.
What about your calling?
Vocational discernment is a process of clarifying one’s calling that involves guidance, self-reflection, and prayer. Students are encouraged to take time to understand their gifts and passions in order to find a vocational direction that will serve others and bring purpose and meaning to their life. Learn more about how the CCC can help with vocational discernment!