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 experts to answer 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. It then connects those interests with a major and/or career for you. This interactive online tool provides multiple self-assessments by asking simple questions about your hobbies, skills, values and work interests.
How to get started:
Get access once you create/register a new account using your UB email address and the access code: ubbulls. Choose from any of the self-assessments to get started.
After completing, you’ll be able to view your results, explore UB majors, search and compare different careers, and have the confidence in 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 strengths and how to develop and apply your strengths in school and your career.
Strong Interest Inventory helps you define general career areas and finds a list of jobs that might be a good match for you.
Personality assessment tool that helps describe your strengths, your preferred role in a job 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.
This seven-week course will help undecided first-year students explore their academic and career options, and increase their readiness to select a major.
Take a self-assessment and explore different majors and careers (occupations). You’ll also be able to compare different careers side by side before choosing.
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.
Find and talk to UB alums 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 and more.
Talk to a Career Counselor, schedule a new appointment in Bullseye powered by Handshake.