Explore

Self, Majors, Careers and Advanced Study

Below are some of the tools and assessments we offer to inspire and guide your major and career exploration.  You can set up an appointment with a career advisor to learn more about these tools and for help in interpreting the results of any assessment you take.

FOCUS 2

Combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision-making and action planning in one comprehensive product. The self-assessment section is a great place to start your exploration. Contact career services to obtain an access code. (315-229-5906).

Choosing a Major

Download our handout to learn more about how a major in the liberal arts and sciences may or may not influence your career choice.

Meet with a career advisor

Learn about and determine if there are additional self-assessment and career assessment tools that might be useful such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a personality assessment that is a good tool if you need help identifying and contextualizing your unique strengths and gifts; the Strong Interest Inventory, a career development tool that compares your interests and personal style preferences with individuals in 30 different career fields and 130 occupations; and SkillScan, a fast interactive and intuitive-based process for identifying transferable skills.

Vault.com

Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.  We especially recommend the Vault Guides to various industries (at the St. Lawrence University Vault site and then select the “Guides” tab in the upper ribbon).

Spotlight on Careers

Spotlight is a resource written and maintained by career development professionals at selective liberal arts colleges around the country that provides detailed information about careers in a wide range of fields and industries.

O*NET

is a free online database developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help you understand today’s world of work in the United States.

Sign up in Handshake

For upcoming workshops, non-credit courses, employer visits, programs, or events designed to help you with your career exploration!  Some of our signature programs are especially useful.

Explore further study

Find information about graduate and professional schools.

Finally, people are probably the most important resources you have at every stage of career development.  Grow your career community by leveraging the relationships you have;  family, friends, affiliations, employers and, most important, St. Lawrence alumni. Fellow Laurentians are some of the most dedicated and influential alumni anywhere, so start to polish your networking skills, begin reaching out to alumni through LinkedIn and join the St. Lawrence LinkedIn Group.  Also, connect with them through special programs designed to foster student-alumni connections.], including Shadow-A-Saint, Laurentians Investing in Networking and Connections (LINC), Business Case Study Course and Laurentians In Residence.