Discover your major to assist with deepening your college and career experieince.
Learn about jobs, working conditions, training and education requirements, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
- The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Its database contains information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is revised every two years by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The OOH describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education necessary, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. This site has a wealth of information for the job seeker.
What are you going to major in while in college?” “What are you going to do for the rest of your life?”
How many times has someone asked you these questions? How does it make you feel when you’re not quite sure how to answer?
The information provided on this website is intended to help you with that process - which starts with you!
A professional interview with someone in a field you are interested in investigating or pursuing. Explore the environment, confirm your level of interest and gain valuable information.
- Informational Interviews - pdf
- Informational Interview Sample Questions - pdf
- Importance of Networking - video
How To Get A Job Of The Future With A Liberal Arts Degree (external link)
Are you curious how your major relates to your future? Do you wonder what jobs and career paths match your interests, skills and abilities? Explore all the majors offered to you at USM, increase your knowledge of potential career opportunities, gain insight and experience during your career exploration.
Career Services offers assessments that can help you develop and understand your career goals.
Below you will see an assortment of some of the assessments available to you here at USM. No one assessment will be right for everyone. It is important you talk with Career Services about your options, where you are in your career search, and discuss which of the inventories may be helpful to you as you move forward.
- Myers Briggs Type Indicator® The inventory helps us understand how we take in information, get energized, make decisions and organize our world. It can be very useful for students, particularly those who are exploring careers and who work in teams and want to better understand how different personalities help balance each other.
- The Holland Code:There are six categories of interests, but most of us are drawn to only 2 (maybe 3). Career Services can help you to understand what your 2 primary career interests mean, as well as how to use some of the websites available to us to sort through occupations that may feel like a good fit to you!
- StrengthsQuest Your top 5 talent themes are identified and this is the first step to developing your natural talents into strengths.
If you are interested in learning more about these assessments, please contact Stacy Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-228-8091.