Last Updated: April 24, 2015
by Jessica Zdunek
If you’ve taken our Careers and Majors quiz, you already know it provides you with a whole lot of information. If you haven’t, it’s time to get started. You’ll get all sorts of useful information: Personality breakdowns, ideal majors, potential career paths – how do you sort through that data to make sense of it all?
The Personality Assessment
Let’s start at the top. The personality breakdown gathers all your answers and determines your main personality characteristics. You can see how well you fit into certain boxes – perhaps you’re mainly a Planner and Analyzer, or maybe you’re more of an Inventor or Naturalist.
You can read a bit more about these personality types to see how you work best or in what settings you tend to thrive. Some of this information you may already know, but you may have never thought about some of it too deeply before. Let’s say you know you enjoy group work in school – maybe that’s because you’re a Mentor, or someone who works well with others, especially when helping them improve or grow.
Remember, there are no “bad” results. If your goal is to be a counselor but you’re more of a Planner than a Mentor, that doesn’t mean you can’t still reach for your dream career.
Your Major Matches
Based on your personality breakdown, you’ll find a customized list of majors that fit your preferences and way of working. Some of these may be exactly what you want to do, and that’s great. Some may be majors you’d never considered before, and that’s fine too. There’s no harm in keeping your options open and exploring different avenues.
You can add the majors that interest you to your profile or click on them to see which colleges and universities offer those degrees. Add those schools to your list to get additional information, see your chances of getting in and learn more about campus life there.
Your Career Matches
It’s great to get a degree, but using it presents a whole separate set of challenges. We use your answers to create a list of careers that are compatible with both your personality assessment and your list of potential majors. This way, you always have a clear path outlined for you – you don’t have to wonder how you’ll use your degree in the working world.
Again, these career matches may not line up exactly with what you’d imagined yourself doing – and that’s just fine. Our suggestions are just that – suggestions. They’re there for you to consider options that suit you and explore new opportunities, not to push you into a career or major you aren’t interested in.
Choosing a major – not to mention a career – can be a confusing process. But you don’t have to go into it blindly. If you haven’t already taken the Careers and Majors quiz, click here to start.
Original Post Date: April 23rd, 2015