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Still exploring your major options?

Winter break is a great time to do some self-assessment and research to help you explore and ultimately decide on a major. This winter break especially since it is extra long (almost two whole months!). Here are some resources to help you get started:

  • The Choosing Your Major page on the UST website has some tips and links.
  • PathwayU has quick assessment tools that should take less than 20 minutes to complete and will give you some career options to explore.
  • In addition to PathwayU, the Career Center has all kinds of information and resources to help you choose a major/career path. (We highly recommend conducting informational interviews!)
  • Check out our latest episode of Choices: a University Studies Podcast, where we talk about majors that are too often overlooked by UST students but are definitely worth considering.
  • Even though courses are not the best way to help you with your major decision-making, one course is designed to do just that. There might still be some seats in UNIV117: Exploring Your Academic Path for the spring semester.
  • UST advisors will be available for appointments after the winter holidays, so if you would like to have a meeting with your advisor to talk about major, you can make an appointment through BHS.

Also, make sure to take the time to rest, relax, and reflect. Enjoy your winter break, and we’ll see you for the spring semester!

Choices: Episode 6 – All About Graduate School

In this episode of Choices, we discuss all things grad school. We go over the different types of graduate schools (including medical, law, business, education, etc.), choosing a program, and what is involved in preparing for and applying to the programs.

Choices: Episode 5 – Interview with UST Advisor Sharon Grayson

Get to know more about one of the academic advisors in UST: Ms. Grayson. We talked with her about her major and career journey and all the decisions involved along the way. We also asked a couple of fun job interview questions and found out which movies helped shape her adolescence.

You never know where your career will go!

Most people do not end up in the field that they majored in, even if their major is in business, which is the case for UD alum Will Fetters. Read more about this Lerner graduate turned Oscar nominated screenwriter on UDaily.

On the Bookshelf: Career Exploration

In Pathfinder (2012) and Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career (2008), renowned career coach Nicholas Lore provides structured exercises that guide readers through the self-reflection and goal-setting processes that are the foundation of successful career development.
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