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.

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.


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!

Career Education COVID-19 Update

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all facets of our lives. The rapid spread of this virus has caused communities worldwide to reinvent how we interact socially and maintain the communities in which we live and work.

Students: The Office of Career Education staff are available via email and video for online appointments and related services.

Employers: We realize that COVID-19 is impacting participation in campus recruitment events and workforce planning. Learn about ways to stay connected with the Office of Career Education.