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Career Development Services

Step 1: Self Discovery

Self-Discovery Step 1

Explore your values, interests, and skills to discover which careers are aligned with your strengths and unique talents.

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Career Assessments

Career assessments are a way for you to better understand yourself and serve as the foundation of your career planning. Taking a career assessment will enable you to explore your values, personality preferences, interests, and skills to discover which careers are aligned with your strengths and unique talents. We offer the following online assessments:

  • Eureka
    This assessment will assess your skills, values and interests. With Eureka, you can research colleges and universities, take assessments to help you find careers that may be right for you, learn about programs of study available for your chosen career, and research scholarship and grants for which you may be eligible. Additionally, this program will assist you in identifying your skills, research occupations, plan your career and search schools that fit your education plan to prepare for the future.                      

  • Career Cruising
    This assessment will ask you a short series of questions and offer you a range of majors that seem to fit your interests. This is an excellent way to start identifying possible majors. Career Cruising has been designed to help students plan their future. Additionally, through Career Cruising you can design your personal online portfolio.

Step-by-Step Career Assessment Instructions (PDF, 131.7 KB)

Researching College Majors

  • College Majors 101
    College Majors 101 is an education resource dedicated to one purpose and one purpose only, to teach students about different college majors in depth so that they can make more informed college and career choices.

CSU Channel Islands Majors

  • View a list of CSU Channel Islands Academic Programs. Academic advisors in each department are available to answer any questions you might have and provide you more information about the major requirements.

Exploring Majors

  • Assist helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University.   

  • Search, browse or query through over 900 different careers. Read career profiles, job descriptions, educational requirements, and career outlook information. Find out what kind of salary to expect, watch short videos, and even learn about the types of people that typically go into each career. To explore more detailed information, visit & College Majors 101

  • Utilize the What Can I do with My Major? resource to see a list of 80 majors outlined on the site. Click on any major title to access information and links. The information outlines common career areas students enter with this major, typical employers that hire students in this field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and are not an exhaustive list.

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center offers new student orientation, mandatory freshman advising, and advising on General Education and graduation requirements for all students.

Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering comprehensive free expert career and job-hunting advice as well as links to other job sites. Special sections for teens, college students, and all other job-seekers make this site a comprehensive resource.

Skills Search