Career Services

Explore Majors

The major cards are published by Student Academic Services. Each card describes a program of study, including key contact information, program objectives, enrichment opportunities, acquired transferable skills and possible career opportunities.

Explore the Strong Interest Inventory®

The Strong Interest Inventory® is a powerful tool that can help you make satisfying decisions about your career and education. Whether you are just starting out in your career, thinking about a change, or considering education options for career preparation, you can benefit from the wealth of information reflected in your Strong results. Understanding your Strong Profile can help you identify a career focus and begin your career planning and exploration process.

Keep in mind that the Strong measures interests, not skills or abilities, and that the results can help guide you toward rewarding careers, work activities, education programs, and leisure activities—all based on your interests. As you review your Profile, remember that managing your career is not a one-time decision but a series of decisions made over your lifetime.

This report provides you with your:

  • General Occupational Themes
  • Basic Interest Scales
  • Occupational Scales with Top Ten Occupations and scores for 122 occupations.
  • Personal Style Scales

The assessment costs $15 for SU students, $30 for SU staff and alumni (please note the cost is $20 for student groups, classes or staff/faculty trainings). To take the assessment, login to the Redhawk Network and select the "Assessment" link. After completing the instrument, search SII under Career Events and to the next convenient interpretation session or contact our office at 206.296.6080.

Online Resources by Major

 

Explore Majors & Careers

Choosing a major can feel like a big decision.  The good news is that this decision can be made easier if you take the time to explore how your "personal profile" (your personality, skills, interests, and values) fits with different major choices.  Additionally, looking into academic courses and career ideas can help you clarify even more. The major you choose may or may not directly impact your career decision, but the experiences you gain through extracurricular activities and internships will also help guide you in choosing your first or future professional position. 

To explore majors, take the time to:

Reflect on your Personal Profile

Knowing more about your values, personality, interests and skills will help you narrow down which majors are most interesting for you to pursue.  Take one of our self assessments to start this process.

Explore & Research

Gather information about Seattle U's 80+ majors by understanding more about course requirements and which classes are of most interest to you.  See how majors connect to potential career paths on the MyPlan page. Additionally, talk with your academic advisor or the Premajor Studies Program in the Bellarmine Advising Center to discuss more options.

Investigate Careers

Selecting one major does not mean that you are limiting yourself to one career.  There are direct and indirect relationships between what you choose as your course of study and what types of jobs you qualify for.  Many majors don't necessarily determine your career but give you a transferable skill set that can translate into many types of jobs.  However, there are some careers that require a certain course of study. Some professions, such as engineering, medicine, or teaching, will necessitate specific educational requirements. 

 

Learn more about each of these steps in our Exploring Majors & Careers Guide.