Exploring your Interests

Are unsure of what to major in? Have you declared a major but you’re not sure what to do with it? Are you deciding between two different majors? The LEEP Center can help you develop a plan to explore your interests and stay on track.

Take a variety of courses

Exploring different academic disciplines may help you discover new interests or simply confirm your passion.

Engage in both on- and off-campus activities

Try out student clubs and ventures and participate in community events. Think about how your hobbies relate to possible career paths. For example, if you’re comfortable performing, explore careers that require public speaking skills.

Read about career possibilities

Several great resources for exploring career options are listed on the Career Services website.

Get some work, internship or volunteer experience

Real-world experience is a great teacher. Working with a local organization can help you test a formal office environment, experience nonprofit outreach work or community organizing, or help you discover employment opportunities available in your field.

Talk to people in your network who are doing interesting things

Your network includes family, friends, former employers, and Clark faculty, staff and alumni, among others. Don't hesitate to talk to them about their career paths. People generally like to share their experiences and offer advice.

Visit the LEEP Center for advising

A LEEP Center Adviser can help you clarify your skills, interests and values and identify opportunities to gain experience.

Take stock of your interests

Career Services offers the Strong Interest Inventory as well as informal self-assessment instruments.