The Career Services Office works with students in all aspects of the career development process, from choosing a major to career changes.
On average, college students change their major twice. Don’t worry if you are not sure exactly what you want to major in, you have plenty of time and resources to help you find a major and career that is right for you.
Shenandoah University Career Services believes that career development is a lifelong process influenced by all aspects of life, with the end result being good quality of life and personal satisfaction.
It’s okay if you don’t know what you want to major in!
A number of students start at Shenandoah as an Undecided or Core Studies. As a Core Studies student, you are able to explore their options until they are certain of which major or combination of majors, minors, and certificates fit their goals. These students participate in CoreQuest, a program for undecided students to meet with mentors, talk to other Core Studies students, and attend monthly CoreQuest programs during the academic year to help them succeed at SU.
If you are unsure about which major and careers are a good fit for your personality, MyPlan.com can help!
This site provides assessment tests to help students learn about fields matching their personality, interests, values, and skills that they may not have thought of before. MyPlan.com also includes information on majors, colleges, and careers.
MyPlan Student Registration Instructions
- Go to www.myplan.com/
- Click on the “Account” tab
- On the right side of the screen under the “New User” heading, click on “Create Free Account”
- Fill in all of the information to create your account and click “continue.”
- Enter the group license code to use MyPlan for free. Complete this form to get the code from Career Services.
- Click “Submit Registration”
Why should you have a 4-year Plan?
- Gain skills
- Explore majors
- Become a well-rounded candidate for your career
What you can do each year:
- Meet with Career Services
- Get involved on campus
- Develop your resume
- Network with alumni, staff, faculty, and employers
- Gain leadership roles in your organization or job
- Attend Career Services events such as career fairs, etiquette dinners, or networking receptions
- Get feedback on your professional materials
Self-Assessment and Exploration
Networking and Research
Goal Setting and Gaining Skills