During the first year of college, it is important to confirm your major is a good fit, explore career options, and make a career plan for how to develop professionally in your upcoming years of college.

To get the best possible outcomes and to complete your class assignment, please follow the steps below. Keep in mind that these resources are just enough to get you started. If you have additional questions or would like to talk about your career plan in more detail, please set up an appointment to come meet with a career coach!

Step 1: Personality Types

Read the personality types at the link below and self-select the top two personality groups that you relate to the most. Fill them in on the indicated section of the Traitify handout presented to you. We will compare these to your actual assessment results.

Personality Types

Traitify Handout

Step 2: Traitify Assessment

Traitify is an online personality assessment that uses pictures to help you find out more about your personality type. Once you find out what your personality type is, the assessment will recommend possible career options, people you may enjoy working with, and what type of work environment you will thrive in.

Take the Traitify Assessment!

Step 3: Career Exploration Resources

Explore Majors – Check out real internships, professional organizations, and jobs that are available for your major!

What Can I Do With a Major In? – Want to see what kind of industries, job titles, and employers are available for your major? You can even see tips and strategies for success in your intended career field!

Candid Career – Informational interviews are a great way to learn more about your major and careers of interest. Check out real professionals talking about their jobs!

Handshake – Log in with your campus username and passphrase to check out part-time employment, full-time employment, and internship opportunities to gain more experience.

Career Plan – Need help making a plan to move forward on your career path? Check out our Career Plan to see a step-by-step process for success.

Step 4: Ending Survey

Before you go, please take a moment to fill out our Ending Survey! Your feedback is valuable to us. We will be using your comments and suggestions when planning for next year’s First Year Seminar presentation.

Take the Ending Survey

Step 5: Set up an Appointment

Need more help? Do not hesitate to come to Career Development for more information. You can set up an in-person or virtual appointment using Handshake.

Career Development Center Events

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

July 24th, 2024

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic

Freedom From Smoking Group Clinic

July 31st, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

August 6th, 2024

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Student Organization Advisors Meeting

Student Organization Advisors Meeting

August 14th, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation

August 15th, 2024

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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