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Do you know what you want to major in?  
Are you questioning your current major?

Do you know what kind of career you want?

Being uncertain about your major or future career is normal for college students. Counseling & Career Services is here to help.  We provide career counseling to help you look at your personality, interests, abilities, and values which are all important for your future happiness in a major and a career. 

Let our trained staff assist you in answering these questions and planning for your career.   To schedule a one-on-one meeting, call 816.501.2901.


Career Assessment Tools

Counseling & Career Services uses a variety of assessments and career inventories to assist you with your career exploration.  One of these tools is the Do What You Are assessment.
Do What You Are 

This on-line personality assessment takes about about thirty minutes to complete and provides a comprehensive report for your review.  To get the most out of this report, schedule an appointment with a Counseling & Career Services staff member by calling 816.501.2901.

Current students will need their Student ID to gain access to the assessment. Alumni who do not recall their Student ID can call Counseling & Career Services at 816.501.2901 to obtain access.

My Next Move
The O*NET Interest Profiler can help you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do. The O*NET Interest Profiler helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.


Career Exploration Websites

Explore careers with O*NET OnLine.  This site has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!


Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH)

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is the premier source for career information! The career profiles featured cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.

Explore careers through JobsMadeReal videos. While made By Teens For Teens, these career exploration videos are informative for anyone exploring career options.