If you are undecided about what major or career you want to pursue, you are not alone. More than half of American first-year university students come to school uncertain about their choice of major. Below you will find some of the resources Career Services can offer you to guide you in your search.
A Career and Education Planning System for College Students. Use this system to learn about what careers best suit you, what you can do with your major, and explore possible career options.
Available to all LETU students. Create an account and log in here. Contact Career Services for an appointment to walk through the program or answer any questions you have about your results or career planning.
Career Assessment Inventory (MBTI)
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a useful personality and career assessment tool. Click the link to take the assessment online (login: letu; password: career105; you will get a user id when you log in). Afterwards, we will send you an email with your results and information on meeting with us to go over them in detail. To see the kind of information provided by the MBTI you can view a page from a sample report, available here.
Career Exploration - Discovering the Possibilities
For many students, a limited knowledge about what kinds of careers exist is not uncommon. It's not until you begin to investigate the world of work that you'll start understanding the opportunities available. First and second year students can really benefit from taking time to explore career options early. By better understanding the world of work, you can be strategic about gaining skills that will prepare you for your future career.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Have you ever wondered "What Can I Do With This Major?" You can find out! Take a look at the list of majors that includes majors offered at LETU as well as others to help you explore your career options. If you are unsure where to start and think that career counseling would help you better, please call us at 903-233-4467 (ext 4467 on campus).
On-Campus Resource Library
The Resource Library contains information to help students learn what people in various career fields actually do on a daily basis. Through the materials in this library students learn about where different majors lead and what is involved in each industry. The library is located on our Longview, TX campus in the Student Services building.
Your academic advisor can help you explore options in different majors and can show you course requirements. If you think you may be interested in a certain major and want to know more, make an appointment with one of the professors who teach in that field to discuss your options.
Career Services staff is ready to meet with you to help guide you as you consider career choices. They can help you filter through your preferences and options. For more information regarding career counseling and career exploration please contact us by email: CareerServices@letu.edu; phone: 903-233-4467 (ext 4467 on campus); or visit us in the Student Affairs building (next to Glaske).