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Exploratory Resources


The Exploratory Program is an initiative of the Advising and Career Development Center (ACDC) created to further enable students to be successful in their college experience. The Exploratory Program is for all students who are currently exploring their major options, those who have not chosen a major and those who wish to change their major. Students who utilize the Exploratory Program will find the tools and resources necessary to guide them toward a major and career path that is best suited for their abilities and aspirations.

We recommend discussing the results of any assessments that you take online with a career counselor in the Advising and Career Development Center or with your academic advisor.

 

Discover the best jobs for you with the powerful system of Holland career codes. This free test will identify your strongest career interest among six occupational themes: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (a.k.a. RIASEC).

You'll discover your top interest area and what that means for you. You'll also learn how you scored in the other 5 interest areas. Finally, you'll see a list of suggested careers based on your interest profile.

After completing the Jung Typology Test, you will obtain: Your type formula according to Carl Jung and Isabel Myers-Briggs typology along with the strengths of the preferences. The description of your personality type. The list of occupations and educational institutions where you can get relevant degree or training, most suitable for your personality type.
The MyPlan website that helps you narrow your career options so that you can begin to choose a major. 
MyMajors is an online resource for exploring different majors. MyMajors offers a quiz to assist students in their exploration process.
The PathSource app allows you find the best major and career for you based on several assessments, including a career assessment and a lifestyle assessment. In the app, you can learn your Holland code indicators (Realistic, Conventional, Artistic, Social, Investigative, and Enterprising) as well as estimate the salary necessary for your lifestyle. You can search career information and see what states have the most job availability, where you would earn the highest salary, and learn about local (Bowling Green, or your home town) career data.
Western Kentucky University offers numerous choices for undergraduate areas of study through majors, minors, associate degree programs, certificate programs, pre-professional study, and areas of concentration within majors. The full list of Undergraduate Academic Programs is provided by the Office of the Registrar. Use this list to explore departmental descriptions of WKU's academic programs.
You may be asking What Can I do with this Major? While a particular major may sound enticing, it is not always clear what job opportunities may follow that major. 
The Top 10 Undergraduate Majors at WKU is a list provided in the WKU Factbook. This list is updated each fall and lists the top 10 most popular majors at WKU.
The Degree Paths show appropriate timing and spacing of general education, core course requirements, elective suggestions, prerequisites and displays how each of these requirements may be met during a four-year time frame.

 


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 Last Modified 2/20/19