Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I major in at UTSA?
- Learn about Yourself
- Learn about Occupations
- Make Career Decisions
First, it is important to understand your abilities, interests, and values before deciding on what careers and majors are a good fit. Once you understand your interests and skills, it is important to learn about occupations that match those interests and skills. Finally, after gathering information about your interests and career options, you can begin to make effective career decisions. Where to start? Arrange an appointment with Career Center to start the process.
Q: Can I take a test to learn about what I should major in?
Career Center administers a variety of different career assessments to determine your interests and abilities and matching careers. Rather than providing one career solution, career assessments provide students with a broad array of matching occupations to explore. To complete an assessment, contact Career Center and arrange an appointment with a career counselor.
- Strong Interest Inventory
- Do What You Are – based upon the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- My Vocational Situation
Q: Is there a charge to take a career assessment?
Q: Why does everyone else but me seem to know what they want to do with the rest of their lives?
Q: How do I learn about careers that are projected to grow over the next ten years?
- The Occupational Outlook Handbook 2006-2007 edition. Click on (U.S. Department of Labor), select an occupation, and click on “Job Outlook”.
- Texas Workforce Commission Career Planning and Trends has several reports available to you which discuss trends for the future in Texas. http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/jsemp/jsempsub4.html
Q: I know what my interests are, but how do I learn about suitable careers?
- O*NET online
- What Can I Do with My Major?