Responding to Students with Career Concerns

Responding to Career Concerns of the Undecided Student

Being undecided about a major or career is a normal developmental process. Many students change their major 1-2 times before settling on a career path. Self-exploration and gathering information about majors and careers are important steps in making a career decision. Difficulties and delays in making a career decision can lead to stress and poor academic performance.

What you can do:

  • Normalize the developmental process for the student
  • Encourage exploration through course selection, work, volunteering, extracurricular activities, and counseling
  • Refer the student to Career Services¬†for occupational information, deciding on a career, internship information, and information about entering the world of work
  • Refer the student to CCSD for personal counseling