Are you Undecided?
Your in luck! If you are looking for direction you
have come to the right place!!
1. Fun Statistics
2. Tips to get started
3. Things to consider
4. Getting to know your options
5. How to choose a college major
6. What resources are offered
7. Do’s and Don’ts
8. Tips and Suggestions
9. Career Center Information
You are not the only one that
can not decide.
• Did you know that 3 out of 4 college students
are unsure about their major.
• 1/3 of college students change their major
twice before completing their degree.
You are not alone!!! However, not choosing a
major is costly, time consuming, and more
often then not very frustrating.
Good News!!! We have the resources to guide
you in the right direction all you have to do is
First step is to get started.
• Come to the Career Services Center and
• Talk with your teachers and other people in
the professional world that may help you gain
insight into different professions.
• Start asking yourself questions.
– Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
– How much schooling do you want to complete?
– Where would you like to live?
– What working conditions would you prefer?
• Start researching different career opportunities. The
Career Center has software to help you do this.
• User Id: dartonc
• Password: gcis609
• Look for jobs that might interest you and see what
qualifications they require.
• Start a part time job so you can begin to gain
experience!!! This is one of the most important
factors in gaining employment after college.
• Write your interests down and keep track of your
Things to Consider
• What is a college major?
– It is a specific academic subject area or
professional field that you study to enable
you to complete high level work in one
– Some college majors enable you to do
more then one type of work in a broad
field. Ex. Communications, Psychology,
• The best way to find out about majors is to take courses.
• I’ll just get my Gen. Eds. out of the way first.
• Picking a major and a career are the same thing
• Choosing one major means giving up all the others.
• The major I pick now will determine my lifelong career.
(Courtesy Penn State University)
• NO TEST can tell you what to pick! Ultimately the decision is yours.
Things to Consider
• What are they and how do they impact your decision.
For Example: If you detest the sight of blood and
want to work 9-5 Mon-Fri nursing is probably not the
field for you.
• Consider taking the Career Inventories that your
• The Strong Interest Inventory helps you narrow down
your interests, values, and hobbies while comparing
them to careers.
• The Myers Briggs helps you identify college majors
and careers that will relate well to your personality.
• Talk to those in the field. College is full of
professionals with experience, take advantage of this.
How to Choose a College
• 1st Take time to consider your options
• Do your research
• Confirm ideas with Career Inventories
and talk with other professionals
• See your advisor to change your major
or come to the Career Center. Either
way you should be able to get sufficient
information in regards to that major.
Using Your Resources
• Career Center
– Myers Briggs Type Indicator
– Strong Interest Inventory
– One on One Career Counseling
– Georgia Career Information System Research System
– Resume and Interviewing Assistance
• Faculty and Staff
• Work Study
• Computer Guidance
• Career Research Software
Do’s and Don’ts
• Use online Resources. • Do not take random
• Talk with professionals. classes. This can
• Take your core become costly and
requirement’s first. possibly confusing.
• Take classes that • Do not choose majors
interest you. based on other
thoughts and feelings.
• Come to the Career • Don’t go after whatever
Center . is the easiest if it does
• Start researching not suit your interests.
different options. • Don’t sit around and
think the answer will
Tips and Suggestions
• Use the Department of Labor’s website
to start your research.
• Complete and Interest or Personality
• Network with everyone that you come in
• Consider your Lifestyle/Interests/and
Abilities when making this decision.
Career Development Center
Contact the Career Services Coordinator with any
additional questions. Dacia Stone
Call to setup an appointment if you need help finding a job, choosing a
major, building a resume, or preparing for your future.