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The World at Your Doorstep

The beauty of a liberal arts degree is that it allows you to develop a broad range of skills that can be applied to almost any career. Employers in all fields value the abilities to communicate clearly, to work collaboratively with others, and to research and evaluate solutions to problems.

Choosing a major

Three Key Takeaways

Not sure what major to choose? You’re not alone: nationwide, about 80% of students change their major at least once. The Career Connections Center can help you consider your options and choose a major you’ll love — then build a satisfying career.

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1. Major Does Not Equal Career

Your major complements your skills and experiences.

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2. Align Your Interests with Your Major

You have a greater chance to excel when you choose a major you are passionate about.

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3. Research Your Options

Be open-minded and consider all your options. Do some research and talk to others before making a decision.

1. Major Does Not Equal Career

Your major complements your skills and experiences.

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Wondering which career is right for you?

Follow these steps, and check out our extensive resources to explore careers, connect with employers and alumni, and identify what you might do after graduation.

  • FOCUS 2: This online tool is an excellent way to begin your major and career exploration. Complete the short self-assessment section and let FOCUS 2 connect your interests and skills to Clark majors and possible career paths.
    First-time users: Create your free profile here: Create a New FOCUS 2 Account. Use this access code: cougar.
    Already have an account? Login here: Log in Here.
  • What Can I Do With This Major?: Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, “What Can I Do With This Major?” will help you connect major disciplines to possible careers, as well as suggest strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
  • Strong Interest Explorer: This self-scoring booklet will help you identify the kinds of industries or work that may interest you. Contact a career adviser to get a copy and schedule an appointment to discuss your results.
  • Clark Career Advisers: Explore your options and discuss your thoughts with one of our career advisers. Schedule an appointment now.
  • FOCUS2: Use this online tool to explore majors and careers.
  • O*Net Online: Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, the O*Net Online database will help you get a detailed sense of what it’s like to work in more than 900 jobs. 
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): Published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the OOH database offers salary data, demand outlook, and other statistics on hundreds of occupations 
  • ClarkCONNECT: Meet alumni and learn about internships, jobs, and other opportunities through ClarkCONNECT.
  • LinkedIn: Connect to Clark alumni on LinkedIn, and network with those working at companies and organizations across the world.
  • Career advisers: Set up a customized plan to try out your options. Make an appointment with a career advisor.
  • Explore more resources: Download our “Exploration Resources” PDF.
  • Informational interviews: Learn from people in an industry that interests you. Download our PDF.
  • Internships, volunteering, and job shadowing: Explore what’s available on Handshake to see what a career or organization is really like.
  • Career advisers: Set up a customized plan to try out your options. Make an appointment now.