Step 1: Explore your values, interests and skills

To help you answer these questions and provide a starting point for informed decision-making, Appalachian has several resources to help you identify your preferences about your major and potential career path:

  • Career Gear: Career Finder and Career Explorer are tools under the “Resources” tab in Career Gear. They will help you identify your interests and how they relate to careers.
  • Careers in My Major: This page lists the majors offered at Appalachian. Each page will show you skills and careers related to each major.
  • The Career Exploration Office: Provides access to Focus, an assessment tool that will help you clarify your strengths, interests and professional goals. Stop by the Career Exploration Office in Room 216, Plemmons Student Union for access.