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career self-assessments to understand your skills, abilities, interests, talents, and values.

Students are encouraged to schedule a confidential career counseling appointment to determine which of the following services might aid them in their career needs.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 414-288-7172 or by dropping by the Counseling Center in Room 204 of Holthusen Hall.

Individual Career Counseling

Students attend career counseling to do some of the following:

  • Discuss how to pick a major or a career.
  • Take a career assessment instrument.
  • Explore what kind of work might be satisfying.
  • Narrow their interests.
  • Research different majors and occupations.
  • Discuss academic struggles.
  • Learn decision-making skills, especially as it relates to significant choices like one’s major or career direction.
  • Explore other issues (stress, family, finances, etc.) which may make it difficult to focus on choosing a major or career.

Career Assessment

The Counseling Center offers a variety of assessment instruments to aid students in exploring how their interests, values, and personality characteristics relate to various academic majors and occupation alternatives. Two widely used instruments are the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

The Strong Interest Inventory measures interests in a broad range of occupations, work and leisure activities, and academic subjects. Results compare the student’s interest patterns with the interest patterns of individuals in a variety of different occupations who enjoy their work.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator measures personality preferences and is used to help students increase their understanding of how personality influences career decision-making. Results help students identify and explore occupations that are attractive to their individual personality preferences.

The assessment process typically involves an initial meeting with a counselor, who will help identify which instruments and/or activities are most appropriate, as well as 1-3 additional sessions to interpret the results of the instrument(s) in a manner that is relevant to real life and each student’s unique and specific needs.

Researching Academic Majors

Undergraduate Majors by College: Students seeking an undergraduate degree at Marquette University may choose from over 50 undergraduate majors, which are grouped by college.

Graduate and Professional Programs: Marquette University offers 35 graduate programs, which include more than 20 degrees and certificates to choose from.

What can I do with this Major?: Students may find viewing MyPlan.com’s site regarding “What can I do with a Major in…?” to be helpful.

Researching Occupations:

O*NET: Occupational Information Network: An up-to-date information source on over 1,100 careers. Provides cross-reference information to other career resources. Also includes a skills search.

Informational Interviewing: Want to gather career information from those who are actually doing the job? Arrange an informational interview and check out this article to determine questions to ask and more.

Career Services Center: Visit our Career Services Center to discuss internships, practice interviewing skills, get help writing a resume, meet with potential employers, etc. It is never too early to stop by their office.