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Center for Career Readiness

Explore Majors & Careers

Self-understanding is the foundation on which you will build your future. So if you are unsure what you are passionate about or how to best describe your interests, personality, values, skills, and abilities, you've come to the right place!

1. Assess Yourself

Understanding your interests, personality, values, skills, and abilities will help you make informed choices at Lasell and beyond. Our self-assessment tools provide individualized career profiles that can be used to point you in the direction of career paths that would likely suit you best. 

Self-Assessment Tools

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): Understanding your personality type and preferences can help you with your choice of majors and subjects in school, choosing your first career, or changing careers later in life.
  • Strong Interest Inventory: This assessment measures your interest in occupations, work and leisure activities, and school subjects. You're compared with people who are successfully employed with similar interests to identify possible career fields.
  • Skills Assessment: This inventory is designed to help you determine skills and increase your marketability for employment. It can provide information on self-assessed skills and abilities that you can then use in communicating your skillset to potential employers.
  • Values Clarification: Understanding values is central to making informed career decisions that align with your beliefs and needs. Use this assessment to clarify your values and preferences.

Designing Your Life & Career Course

Designing Your Life and Career teaches design thinking methods so you can come up with solutions to the “wicked problem” of preparing for life during and after Lasell, including rapid prototyping to test out career interests and integrate ideation techniques to develop and implement solution possibilities for important life decisions such as deciding on a college major, creating professional connections, and making preliminary post-graduation plans. Enrolled students will also enhance their career management skills, learn salary negotiation, and develop their interviewing and networking skills, and more. 

2. Explore Career Paths

You now have a better understanding of yourself and possible majors. The next question: What can you do with these majors after graduating? Use these links to explore a variety of career paths. 

Career Exploration Tools

3. Connect

How can you decide if a major or career path is the right fit for you? Connect with professionals in the field, conduct informational interviews, and seek out job shadow opportunities. 

Not certain where to start? We are here to help. We can work with you to help you explore majors and career fields, search for internships and jobs, and apply to graduate or professional programs. Contact us via Starfish to make an appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.