Majors and Careers

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Are you deciding on a major or considering changing majors?  Do you know what career is right for you?  We will empower you with critical, life-long skills to put you on the path to success.


Career dicision making funnel

Landing your perfect job and a fulfilling, life long career requires good decision making.  Medaille can help you get started with these four steps…

  • Discover Yourself: skills, likes/dislikes, strengths/weaknesses
  • Explore Options: find out what is out there
  • Make a Decision: compare options
  • Take Action: work towards goals


Discover Yourself

Successful career planning involves thinking about your interests, values, and job preferences.
These tools can help.  
This four part assessment offers personalized reports on personality, interests, values, and student success, and how they relate to careers. 
Strong Interest InventoryStrong Interest Inventory-Career Planning also offers the Strong Interest Inventory which determines a person’s preferences in regard to occupations, subject areas, activities, leisure activities, people, and characteristics. Visit or call Career Planning to schedule this assessment. 


What Can I Do WIth a Major in AccountingWhat Can I Do With a Major In?-Information for careers relating to each major are available online

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Match up your preferences with job type, education level, and experience. Explore different types of career fields using the career decision resources below:
The Career Planning office has various assessments that can help you explore a variety of careers based on your interests, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Find out what education level and experience you need to succeed. 
Find occupations based on bright outlook, career cluster, green economy sector, industry, job family, job zone, or STEM discipline. 
Search by careers that interest you or your Strong Interest Inventory type. 
Find job descriptions, number of jobs in the field, salary information and more! 

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• Search careers by salaries and benefits, and education and training! 
• Get resume and interviewing advice. 
• Learn about unemployment benefits, state services, employment training, and American Job Centers

U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsThe Occupational Outlook Handbook:
Allows users to search by median pay, education level, type of training, number of jobs projected, and growth rate. 


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Make a Decision

Now that you’ve discovered yourself and explored your options it’s time to make a decision. What do you want to major in? If you’ve already chosen a major, what area would you like to specialize in? For instance, a business major may choose to concentrate on one of the following areas: marketing, management, human resources, finance, or accounting. 

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Take Action

After making a decision, you should begin working towards your goals. Ask yourself, what steps do I need to take next to succeed? You should create a plan for the future such as gaining work experience, interning, doing more research, or taking classes in your area of interest.  

Need help?  Stop by the Career Planning Center in Huber 109 or call (716) 880-2210 to setup an individual appointment today!

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Sullivan Campus Center
2nd Floor, CC203

Career Planning
Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, New York 14214
(716) 880-2210

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