The following strategies and resources may help you to make a decision on a major and/or career. For assistance working through this process, please set up an appointment with an academic advisor at the Academic Advising Center at 801-581-8146.
Think about your INTERESTS, APTITUDES, and VALUES.
- INTERESTS: curiosity you possess about certain aspects of your environment
- What hobbies do you pursue?
What activities do you enjoy?
What kind of classes do you like?
How do you spend your free time?
- APTITUDES: natural inclinations toward or ability to quickly master a particular skill (both physical and mental)
- What are your talents?
What is your academic/work history?
In what areas have you received awards and recognition?
- VALUES: personal standards that you feel to be extremely important
- What kind of lifestyle do you desire?
What must you achieve in life to be happy (money, prestige, service to others, etc.)?
If listing your most important interests, abilities and values is difficult for you, try the following resources for assistance:
- Visit the Counseling Center for a Career Development Workshop (426 SSB, 801.581.6826)
- Register to take a Personality Assessment or Interest Inventory in the Academic Advising Center.