• Choosing a Major / Career

    Jeremiah 29:11: 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)

    Not sure about a major or career?

    Research indicates that students change their majors at least 3 times. You’re not alone in the process of understanding your life-calling.

    If you are unsure, talk with the Office of Career Services who can help you assess your personal qualities such as your God-given talents by completing the Strengths Finder assessment. Career Services also provides the Strong Interest Inventory and assessment that can assist in honing in on your interests. Career Services can assist you by evaluating the information you have collected, suggesting additional resources, and guiding you through the decision-making process.

    If you want to get started right away, complete the Strong Interest Inventory/Strengths Finder assessments or both and evaluate your personal qualities and explore career and study options that are most compatible with your personality, interests and skills.

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    Steps to assist in deciding a major and career path:

    1. Assess your Strengths and your interests. Complete the Strengths Finder assessment and Strong Interest Inventory. Contact Career Services about completing these assessments at careersrv@hsutx.edu or call 670-1251.
    2. Gather information and explore your options. What are the pros and con’s with the major/career? Does it fit well with your strengths and abilities?
    3. Is this realistic? Evaluate your Strengths and interests. Understand what some majors/careers require. If you have specific questions speak with a faculty advisor to dig deeper and explore if the route you want to take realistic and fits you well.
    4. Evaluate your options and make a decision. After you have considered your options. Weigh the pros and cons.
    5. Take action. Register for some introductory courses in the field you are interested in. Gain experience in your area of interest with internships, volunteer experiences, organizations, and/or part-time employment to enhance your resume.
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