Connect Majors and Careers

Have you ever thought that your choice in major will dictate your future career options? Or that you are the only one who is unsure about your major choice? You’re not alone! Most Spartans change their major at least one time during their undergraduate studies, and we know that employers and graduate schools in most industries care more about your experiences than a specific major of study. With so many majors to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Check out the tips and resources below to get started:

  • Take classes related to different fields (majors) to narrow down your choices.
  • Take advantage of all the volunteer and research opportunities available at MSU.
    As you have new experiences in college, you’ll probably find that your interests and preferences change and develop, which helps with your decision. 
  • Talk to professors, academic advisors, family, friends, or professionals about your thoughts and to learn more about different fields
  • Check out the Career Outcomes page to see what Spartan alumni have gone on to do
  • Meet with a career advisor to talk about potential options or discuss taking a career assessment

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What Can I Do With This Major?

Are you trying to decide on a major? Do you have a major, but are wondering what career opportunities it presents? This resource will help to answer many of your questions as well as give you strategies to be a top candidate in your field. 

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Focus 2

Focus 2 is an online self-guided program designed to help you explore majors and careers.  Assessments are available to help you examine your personality, skills, interests, work values, preferences and competencies.  This tool provides a wealth of information about occupations and related majors here at Michigan State. Create a career and education plan and save it all in your own online portfolio. We recommend making an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your results and how to use the information you’ve gathered. Get access to Focus 2 here.

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Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory is an online assessment that helps you identify and examine your career interests. It compares your results to professionals working in hundreds of occupations, and it offers a list of careers and majors that match your interests that you may wish to explore further. Want to learn more or take the assessment? Meet with a career advisor by scheduling an appointment through Handshake. Students must make an appointment to review assessment results.

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The MBTI is a specialized online assessment that can help you gain understanding about your personality style. Understanding your personality style can help you consider if a major or career might be a good fit. The MBTI helps you gain insight into your communication and interaction with others in the workplace.Want to learn more or take the assessment? Meet with a career advisor by scheduling an appointment through Handshake. Students must make an appointment to review assessment results

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Career Outcomes

Every year, the Career Services Network collects information about the post-graduate plans of MSU students who received a bachelor’s degree during the spring and summer semesters. The Career Outcomes page shows you what graduating seniors from each major have gone on to do. It is a great place to find a sampling of employers, and names of graduate/professional schools.

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*Data Source: Post-graduation outcomes and experiences of bachelor’s degree recipients (2019-2023).