Career First Steps

Find the Career That’s Best for You

Whether you're a first year, a PhD or a professional planning a career change, start your journey by getting to know yourself better, finding your best career fit, and making a plan that puts your goals within reach.

Undergraduates: Explore how choosing your major can affect your career path.

  • Your major doesn’t have to determine your career path, but it’s still helpful to learn about some common pathways for people in your area of study. See our resources for choosing your major, and for more information check out the “Majors” tab of the MyPlan resource.

Get to know yourself better: Conduct a self-assessment

Find the best career fit: Research career options

  • You’ll find your perfect job in the sweet spot between your passion and the world's need. But what does the world need? What kinds of jobs are out there? Research career options to determine the best path for you.

Put your goals within reach: Make a career plan


Schedule an appointment with a career counselor for personalized advice on identifying the best career options for you. CAPD has a number of career exploration strategies to help you start the process.