The Career Development Center has developed several resources to help you make a decision as to what major may be the best fit for you:
Major Overview Sheets, found through the links below, offer an overview of undergraduate majors* offered at Saint Joseph's University, as well as a sample of the career choices of each major's graduates. (*For those majors that are not linked, outcomes data is not available. To view the full Post Graduation Report from which these data were taken, please click here.) It is important to note that college major does not always determine career path. The Major Overview Sheets are designed to provide representative career paths associated with each major; they are not all inclusive. They are intended to provide you with a starting point for considering career possibilities. Please reach out to SJU career counselors, academic departments, current students and alumni within majors for major/career information and advice.
Take a career assessment – this can be an excellent tool to show you various major and career options that fit best with your particular interests and preferences. By completing a career assessment and discussing the results with your career counselor, you may determine what major is the best option for you and/or what career paths may be most interesting to you. For more information, please call 610-660-3100.
Web research – the Career Development Center’s website has information for researching major and career options, including our reports on recent SJU graduates and where they have accepted job offers; and a section called “Explore Careers” that reviews career choices by interest areas. In addition, we have subscribed to a resource called "What Can I Do With This Major?" to further assist you with exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field. This site will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the websites provided.
Informational Interviewing – your career counselor can aid you in identifying alumni, professors and others who can be of assistance in providing you first-hand knowledge of a major and/or career path. This information can be of great value to you as you contemplate your career direction and later engage in an internship or job search. Read more about Informational Interviewing.
Links to Departmental Websites
Career Field Options
The Career Development Center offers many resources to help you research career fields, industries, occupations and employers. These include a section called “Explore Careers” that provides career resources by interest area and our print library, located in our office in Moore Hall.