Discover & Explore
Embark on your journey of self-discovery by assessing and reflecting on your interests, skills, abilities, and values. Explore majors, careers, and organizations that align with professional and personal interests and goals.
Focus 2 Assessment
The Malone Center wants to help you explore how you can apply your unique interests, skills, and values to a career that you’ll enjoy. The Focus 2 assessment allows you to better understand your preferences and personality to build a foundation for further exploration. The main components of the assessment are Work Interests, Values, Personality, and Skills. Use this link to access the Focus 2 assessment along with the access code ‘Paladin’.
What Can I Do With This Major?
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, the What Can I Do With This Major website will help. Investigate the many different paths that diverge from your intended major along with specific employer groups to research when looking for employment with your degree and strategic tips to help you become a covetable candidate.
The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Through O*NET you can learn standard tasks that you would complete at a job, the education level required for entry into the field, and related occupations. Use this resource to help broaden your understanding of all the jobs you might be qualified for or successful in. O*NET also offers interactive quizzes and activities, such as MyNextMove, to help jump-start your search.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Each year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics researches hundreds of occupations in the United States and compiles their findings into the Occupational Outlook Handbook. In the handbook, you can find career information on duties, education or training, pay, and prospects for hundreds of different jobs.
The best way to learn about a career is to talk to someone who’s actually in it every day! Informational interviews are an important networking technique that are extremely valuable during the job search. View our Informational Interviewing Guide to learn more about the process. Schedule a career advising appointment for tips on how to find relevant contacts and get started.
Informational interviews can also lead to mentoring opportunities. A mentoring relationship encourages students to discover their strengths, examine their interests, and identify areas for growth within a supportive environment. Students can learn valuable and practical life lessons from a mentor who draws from prior knowledge and experience to help students navigate their own pathway. Visit the Mentoring Office page to learn more about connecting with a mentor in your area(s) of interest.