Career Advising

Career and Major Exploration

Doing some initial research on majors and occupations is the best way to discover a profession that complements and maximizes your personality traits, interests, and goals.

Major Exploration Resources

  • What Can I Do With This Major?
    • Use this website to help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas, types of employers, and strategies to get started once you make a decision.
  • Majors Card Sort
    • You can use the Majors Card Sort to help you identify what interests you most. The Card Sort is free and can take up to 20 minutes to complete and you can save your results. (You do not need an IdentiKey to complete this module. You can enter any number(s) or letter(s) to complete the card sort.)
  • My Majors
    • This is a college major assessment. In 15 minutes, the assessment will recommend your best-fit majors that match your academic achievement, aptitude, interests, and preferences.
  • CU Boulder Majors & Programs
    • Explore the available majors and programs at CU Boulder.
  • Myth Buster: Why your major does not equal your career
    • This article, published by CU Boulder Career Services, offers good insights into some of the most common misconceptions about choosing a major.

Career Exploration Resources

  • O*Net Online
    • A tool for career exploration and job analysis that provides detailed descriptions of occupations.
  • Vault
    • This site helps you discover what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession, and how to position yourself to start, advance, or change your career. Hear from professionals working in the fields that interest you.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    • The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
  • My Next Move
    • What do you want to do for a living? My Next Move helps you decide what types of careers you might want to explore.
  • Careeronestop
    • Your source for career exploration, training, and jobs.
  • My Colorado Journey
    • Get connected to careers, education, and resources in Colorado.

Thriving 101: Designing a Fulfilling Life & Career

Are you ready to enhance your life? Are you craving more fulfillment and less stress? Is it possibly time to make a career change? Before aimlessly and impulsively diving into changes in your life, it’s a smart move to take the time to learn what science and experts have revealed truly leads to fulfilling lives and careers.   

This course will help you design a life well-aligned with who you are, and it will empower you to confidently make meaningful changes to your life. You’ll learn about what science has demonstrated enhances one’s happiness. You’ll also discover effective strategies to utilize when making a career choice. In a world that is often unpredictable, this course can help you feel much more confident designing a fulfilling life. 

Thriving 101: Designing a Fulfilling Life & Career is self-paced and open to all. Dive-in no matter your age or level of experience!

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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