Major Exploration

Career Planning


Not sure what the future holds for you?

The Office of Career Education staff are available to help you:

  • Identify strengths and how they apply to different majors
  • Evaluate career opportunities based on educational majors
  • Assess career choices based on national trends and forecasts
  • Plan your major, choose electives and explore additional activities that pursue career goals
  • Learn about potential cooperative learning and internship possibilities
  • Explore graduate or professional school possibilities
  • Develop professional resumes and cover letters for prospective employers
  • To schedule an appointment with a Career Coach, call 304-696-2370 or email us.

Job Search Resources

Focus 2

An Innovative Approach
FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision making and action planning in one comprehensive product. Customized with Marshall’s majors, students’ assessment results are matched to career options and majors/programs offered at Marshall. FOCUS 2 guides students through a reliable career and education decision-making model to help them select their majors at your college, make informed career decisions and take action.

Instructions:
Focus 2 Instructions:

  1. Log into MyMU, on the left-hand side select Focus 2 from the bottom of the launchpad.
  2. There are two assessments at the top that gauge career planning readiness and academic strengths, and five self-assessments below that. We recommend taking all the parts.
  3. You can combine any or all of the five self-assessments to see the corresponding O*Net career recommendations.
  4. Once you have taken the assessments, please make an appointment to meet with a Career Coach to discuss results.

O*NET

Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis! O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!