Services are available for MCC students who need help with career exploration and choosing a college major or career direction.
MCC advisors will guide you through the career decision-making process and provide resources to help you choose your college major or career direction. Career decision-making can be broken down into manageable steps:
Step 1: Think through questions such as: Who am I and what’s important to me about my decision? Career Assessments are sometimes used during Step 1.
Step 2: Discover a variety of career and education options that may interest you.
Step 3: Learn how to research career and education options to help you make a well-informed decision.
Step 4: Compare and contrast career and college major options, and learn about tools that can help you make a decision.
Step 5: Develop an action plan to pursue your chosen major or career decision. We may refer you to Career Services for additional services.
Check out myCareer - online self-help career planning resources
Did you know?
- 20 to 50% of college freshmen are undecided about their college major.¹
- 50 to 70% of college undergraduates change their major at least once, usually because their initial choices are unrealistic and based on little information about academic requirements and related career options. ¹
- Students who postpone choosing a major are often less academically motivated, resulting in lower GPA’s.¹
- MCC's coordinator of career services can teach you how to make more satisfying college major and career decisions. Career decision-making is a skill you can use now and in the future.
¹ Lepre, C.R. (2007). Getting Through to Them: Reaching Students Who Need Career Counseling. The Career Development Quarterly. Sept. 2007; 56(1): p. 74-84.