Choosing a major or a carer is one of the toughest decisions a student has to make. Quincy University has the tools and staff to help you find your way. You can also use the resources below to help you get started:
Temperament Sorter Personality Test: This site provides in-depth information about your personality temperaments results
Type Focus Career Assessment: Type Focus Careers (TFC) is an interactive online program taht helps students develop excellent career plans starting with self-awareness using personality type strengths
Career Interests Game (Coming Soon): This interactive "game" will allow you to select a personality type that you believe best describes you. By clicking on the "type", it will take you to a list of careers, descriptive words, and character traits that fit the personality. By clicking on the related careers/occupational titles, you will be taken to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics site that will provide complete definitions of the selected occupation.
MyPlan.com: This site has many useful resources including a Majors Database with "What Can I do With a Major In?". There are Career Databases and Self-Assessment Inventories.
Career Services can help match your interests with an academic major. Stop by the office and browse information on common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities tailored to each major at QU.
Major to Career Converter: The Career Converter is a listing of career opportunities reflective of your academic major, interests, values, personal style, and skills. It allows you to search the job market for potential careers. Keep in mind that some careers may require advanced study.
Career Info Net: On this site you will be able to obtain detailed information about specific jobs. Click on ‘Occupational Information’, go to ‘Occupational Profile’ and type in a specific job title, i.e. ‘advertising sales agent’. Click on search and you will be asked to choose a state. Click on the appropriate state and continue. You will then be able to find out specific career information as well as salary information for the selected state and how it compares with the entire United States.
Occupational Information Network: The Occupational Information Network – O*NETTM database takes the place of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) as the nation’s primary source of occupational information. The O*NET database will help students make informed decisions about education, training, career choices, and work. The O*NET Project is administered and sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.
Learn How to Become: What is a career? While many people use the words “job” and “career” interchangeably, the two have very different meanings. Throughout your life, you may hold various jobs starting, perhaps starting when you are in high school or earlier. Typically, people pursue just one career. A career is a journey, and something you will be committed to in the long term. It consists of different steps and, ideally, it is something that you feel is your calling. If you are a student ready to begin your higher education, or have held many different jobs and want to know how to make the switch to doing what you love, this career guide will be a great resource.