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.
Start by exploring yourself-- like, don't like and what you're curious about.
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.
Focus2 is a self-paced career & major exploration tool that helps you identify your interests and connects those interests with a major and/or career. This interactive online tool provides mulitple self-assessments that will ask you simple questions about your hobbies, skills, values and work interests.
How to get started:
Get access to Focus2 when you create/register a new account with your UB email address and the access code: ubbulls. Choose from any of the self-assessments to get started.
After completing your self-assessments, you’ll be able to view your results, explore UB majors, search and compare different careers, and have the confidence in making a decision about choosing/switching a major and a career.
Still need help figuring things out? Schedule a new appointment with a career expert to review your career assessment results.
CliftonStrengths 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.
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.
A tool to help you identify, challenge and alter negative career thoughts that impact your decision making.
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.
The Major Explorers program through the UE 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.
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.
Take a self-assessment, see what you can do with a major, explore different careers (occupations) and compare to careers side by side.
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.
Information on 900+ careers, as well as local job openings and training opportunities.
Find and talk to UB alums to about their major, where they are today and their journey of how they got there during a career conversation consultation.
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.
Talk to a Career Counselor, schedule a new appointment in Bullseye powered by Handshake.
We want to make sure you're confident in your major and career plan so we've created this major confident survey to help you get started!