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Career and Major Exploration

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Together, we’ll help you navigate the process for deciding your major or career.  All the tools you need are here to assess yourself, take a career class, research majors and careers, and find a job. 

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Explore Careers and Majors

Assess yourself and gain ideas for majors and careers.

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Find a Job

Find resources to help in your job search.

Take Career Assessments

A good career decision is made by considering many aspects of who you are including your strengths, interests, skills, values and personality. Many types of assessments are listed here to measure these traits.  

After you have taken your assessments, schedule an appointment to review your results with a counselor.    

JJessica Martinez, a Normandale Alum.

“I now have a clearer idea of what I want to do in college, and I explored various careers that interested me.” 

Jessica Martinez, a Normandale Alum

Take CCD 1170 Career Exploration

Normandale counselors teach  CCD1170 Career Exploration (1 credit) to help you begin the career exploration process. In this class, you will take a variety of assessments and inventories to learn about your interests, values, personality, and skills. Discover how they can relate to your choice of a college major and career and learn about what options are available to you. Multiple CCD 1170 course sections are offered each spring and fall semester.     

Course Description: This course is intended for students who are undecided about their major or career, seeking confirmation about the direction they are considering, or pursuing a career change. It is designed to help students define their interests, values, personality, skills, and strengths through various assessment tools, and relate these to their choice of college major and career. Students will explore the world of work, examine educational options, apply this information to the decision-making process, and develop an action plan for next steps in career planning. 


Advising, Counseling and Career Center

Room C 1115

Hours: M - W 8 am - 5 pm, Th 10 am - 5 pm, F 8 am - 12 pm (virtual only on Fridays)

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