Career Exploration | Career Services

FOCUS

FOCUS is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool. It will enable you to assess your career relevant personal qualities and explore career fields and major areas of study that are most compatible with your assessment results. Using FOCUS enables you to make better decisions about your goals and plans and learn how to manage your career.

Use FOCUS to help you, from choosing your major to selecting a career field. It’s easy to get started.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.

ONET Online

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information.  The OOH is broken up into clusters of similar occupations. Browse occupation groups of interest on the left-hand side of the homepage, or use the A–Z Index. Explore occupations and learn about the many facets from pay range, entry-level education, and on-the-job training, to projected number of new jobs and projected growth rate.  A great resource for finding career-related information to help you make the right career decision for you.

The Student's Guide to Choosing a Major

A resource for all students struggling with one of the toughest decisions in their academic career. This guide is just the start. After you have read the guide, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a time to get additional help with making the right choice of major that fits your interests and career goals.

Questions? Contact Us!

Sherry Talbott, M.S.Ed.
Director
stalbott@bridgewater.edu
Direct: 540-828-5369
Office: 540-828-5357

Location and Hours:

Flory Hall, Room 10
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. - noon

Fax: 540-828-5747