Exploring Majors and Careers

Exploring Majors and Careers

Self-assessment is the first step in the career planning process. While assessment tools cannot tell you what career or major discipline you should choose, they can help you learn more about yourself so you’re able to make more informed decisions.

EDUC 111, Career Exploration is designed to expose first and second-year students to career development theories, while providing a framework for exploring and discovering their interests and skills. Course learning includes both theoretical frameworks, as well as tools and resources for making both academic and career decisions that incorporate their individual needs.

Job Shadowing is an opportunity for you to connect or "shadow" a professional who has specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which you are interested.

You observe responsibilities and tasks associated with the career and have the opportunity to ask questions about the knowledge, skills, talents, and level of education required for the job.

UCS professional counselors, or undergraduate career peers, are available to make presentations to your class or student group on a variety of topics, including: UCS Overview, careers for students by major/industry interest, internship/job search, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, and personal branding/LinkedIn. For Spring 2020, complete the UCS Workshop/Presentation Request Form, and please give us at least two weeks advanced notice to schedule a presenter

Once you submit your request form, you will hear from a UCS staff member within 1-2 business days. For further information, please contact Stephenie McIntyre at stephenie.mcintyre@unc.edu.

Presentation requests are accepted for classes and student organizations where students must be receiving a degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, and must not be in the MBA, MAC, law, medical, or dental programs, which are served by separate career offices. Certificate programs and non-UNC organizations are also excluded.