Are you still trying to select your major or a career?
Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business Career Center offers career planning assessments for all business students. These assessments include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory and FOCUS. These assessments can assist you in determining which majors and careers align with your individual interests, personality, skills and values.
Before you begin your internship or job search, it is important to review your strengths, interests, abilities, values, personal qualities, preferred work environment, transferable skills, accomplishments and contributions. This process will help you clarify your major and career interests.
Career assessment resources
- Career Assessment Guidelines — learn more about each career planning assessment and how to take one
- FOCUS Instructions
Once you have identified majors and careers of interest to you through the self-assessment process, it is time to learn more about those areas. This can be accomplished through research and networking. It is important to explore your areas of interest to ensure they are the right fit for you. Use the resources below to explore those majors and careers of interest to you.
Researching majors and careers
- Business major and career resources — major exploration and career pathway handouts specific to the Haworth College of Business
- Western Michigan University Library career and employment information
- O*NET Online — the nation's primary source of occupational information including occupation descriptions
- Occupational Outlook Handbook — the government's premier source for career information
There are two programs offered by the Haworth College of Business Career Center that help pre-business students explore majors and careers, and network with business professionals.
- Business Externship Program — a one-to-three day, on-site opportunity with alumni or employers, designed to help pre-business students learn more about careers of interest
- U1030 Pre-business Career Development — a two-credit elective course designed to help pre-business students explore majors and careers of interest, and prepare for the internship search process