Majors & Careers

Your life and career path may have many unexpected turns. For example, a campus job led Christina Kim '14 to choose a completely different major.

It’s OK if you don’t know what to do with your life yet. At UB, you have time to figure it out — and countless opportunities to try new things. Of course, you can always rely on our team to answer your questions and help you decide what to do next.

There is More Out There to Discover.

Start by exploring yourself-- like, don't like and what you're curious about. 

Discover Your Strengths

Before you can explore options, you need to discover yourself. What interests you? What are your strengths and skills? No one knows you better than yourself.

Your expert career counselor, may recommend one of our assessment tools to help with your major/career decision-making.  If so, that assessment is free!  If you're interested in taking additional assessments, small fees may apply. Talk with your career counselor to choose the assessment that is right for you.

MyPlan

MyPlan helps you learn more about how your interests, values and abilities fit into a career.

  • Counselor Recommendation: Schedule a new appointment to maximize your results.
  • How to get started:  MyPlan is free and you can begin accessing it on your own with this code. --> F5RN7MA4

CliftonStrengths for Students

Helps you learn about your top strengths as well as how to develop and apply your strengths in academic, career, leadership and other life situations.

Strong Interest Inventory

Helps you define general career areas and identifies a list of occupations that are a good match for your interest pattern.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Personality assessment tool that helps you describe your strengths, your preferred function in a job or organization, and specific career areas that you might be interested in.

Career Thoughts Inventory

A tool to help you identify, challenge and alter negative career thoughts that impact your decision making.

Take a Career Planning Course

We get it. Choosing a career path can be overwhelming and scary. We're here to help you get closer to choosing a career path. Pick your course, plus get credit too.

UB 101: Major Explorers
The Major Explorers program through the UB 101 course is designed to help undecided first-year students explore their academic and career options, to increase their readiness to select a major by 45 completed credit hours.

UBE 202: Major and Career Planning
This course is designed to guide first- and second-year students, and those experiencing major transitions, through a career exploration process which focuses on self-discovery, exploring academic and career options and taking new actions to learn about possible paths after graduation.

UBE 302: College to Career
For Juniors and Seniors getting ready to transition from College to a Career, this one-credit course will help you get the best resume and cover letter writing skills, job searching tips as well as networking and interviewing hacks. 

Research Majors and Careers

Research typical job tasks, working conditions, required training and education, earnings, and expected job outlook.

Search by keywords, interests, skills, values and a variety of other methods.

Be sure click on the Description tab under each occupation to see dozens of related job titles

Information on 900+ careers, as well as local job openings and training opportunities.

Learn More About Graduate School

Exploring the idea of going to Graduate or Professional School? Learn about the types of degrees, how to choose a graduate school, how to plan ahead and more.

Yes, I Need to Figure Out My Options!

Talk to a Career Counselor, schedule a new appointment in Bullseye powered by Handshake.

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Learn New Skills at Upcoming Workshops

Get professional advice for writing your resume, interviewing, finding a job and so much more at our popular “skillshops.”

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If you don't see a workshop (skillshop) for you and have an idea for one, book a workshop.

Finish in 4 Survey

We want to make sure you're confident in your major and career plan so we've created this major and career survey to help you get started!

Have you taken the major and career survey?

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If you haven’t taken the major and career survey, or you want to retake it start here.