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Major & Career Exploration

A large part of the college experience is finding out who you are and how your passions connect to a career purpose. Research tells us that students who are confident about their major and career choices are more engaged, motivated, and successful.

The University of Kentucky has many resources available to help you choose a major that's a great fit for you.

Meet With a Career Advisor

A Career Advisor can assist you in exploring the major & career possibilities.  To meet with a career advisor, visit drop in hours or schedule an appointment by calling 859-257-2746.  

Exploration Resources

Video Guides to Exploring Majors & Careers

Major & Career Exploration Introduction

Self-Assessment

Researching Majors

Researching Careers

Making a Decision

Online Guides to Exploring Majors & Careers

UK Academic Exploration Tool (AET)

The AET revamps the way to prepare for college classes and future opportunities, making the process more user friendly and allowing for more creativity when searching and considering forthcoming career possibilities.

Vault 

 FREE to UK students from this site! Do employer research, download FREE career e-books, read internship reviews, search job postings and more!

What Can I Do With this Major?

This is a convenient website that helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, you can find an outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

CandidCareer.com 

Watch informational videos of industry professionals talking about their careers, and houses dozens of career prep videos on a variety of topics.

ONET Online 

 Database of career information, broken down by job title to explain what a career is really like.

Occupational Outlook Handbook 

Provides facts about careers by job title, including job outlook/growth, salary expectations, and any licensure or certifications needed.