majors and careers

For most people, choosing a major or career is a challenging decision because there is so much to consider.  Have you ever found yourself wondering:  How can I find a major that I will enjoy?  Will I be able to succeed academically in a given major?  What career will lead me to professional happiness and success?  Do I need a specific major for my career?

You can rest easy knowing that all of the majors offered at NAU provide fantastic opportunities to perfect your verbal and written communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to analyze, problem-solve and organize information. These are among the top qualities that employers seek in professional candidates.  In fact, many careers do not even require a certain major.  Instead employers in these professional fields seek well-rounded students who can demonstrate these top qualities.  

Some careers do require or prefer specific degrees.  Typically these are careers that require a specific technical skill or certification.  

So where do you go from here?  How do you actually select the best major or career?  First, you have to complete a self-assessment.

Next Steps: Self-Assessment

"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." ~Mae Jemison

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