The decision to continue your education is an important milestone; but what are you going to study? What career will work for you and your unique qualities? Don't panic. These are common concerns, and help is available.

It's better to declare as "undecided" than to jump into a course of study or career without exploring your true interests and motivation. College is a great opportunity to explore and channel your talent, enthusiasm and abilities into a meaningful occupation. An academic advisor or counselor can help you with the decision-making process.

Visit with a counselor

Counselors are available by appointment to listen to your questions, assist you in identifying your skills and to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. This questionnaire consists of a series of multiple-choice questions that reveal your preferences and personality traits. Your counselor will interpret your answers and compare your personality type to various career possibilities.

Visit our online options

Be ready to invest a little time and research in yourself. Check out these career-counseling websites:

  • Career Coach allows you to explore career programs and complete a career assessment. Career Coach provides accurate regional occupational data, offers an interest inventory, connects college programs with relevant employment opportunities and matches military occupational codes with the civilian employment sector. 

  • Career Cruising offers a career assessment and helps you explore various career pathways that align with your interests, including academic majors and employment opportunities.  

  • The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) provides insight into occupational options and the potential decision-making issues related to choosing a career. The full-length MBTI questionnaire is available by appointment with a Student Services Counselor.

  • The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government’s premier source of career guidance data for hundreds of occupations. Projections for future employment needs are also available on this website.

  • Explore Health Careers, developed by The American Dental Education Association, provides current occupational information about a wide variety of careers in the healthcare professions.

  • STEM jobs provides guidance and occupational information for students with an interest in a career in science, technology, engineering and math. 
Visit with our faculty

Wondering what you can do with a history major? Ask your history instructor! The faculty at Carl Sandburg College is a great resource. They can answer your questions regarding a course and suggest transfer schools and graduate schools. If you're investigating a career program, our faculty can recommend local professionals and organizations to help with your research.