The relationship between academic major and career options is not always linear. Today even students focused on medical school realize that a major in biology is not required. The Center for Career Services has many resources available to help your students learn about the variety of career and job possibilities available for every major offered at Marymount University.
Resources include online career exploration programs, industry databases, and print resources in our Career Resources Library.
Among the most popular:
- TypeFocus program for Web-based self-assessment. Marymount’s pass code is MU98 for free access.
- What Can I Do With A Major In...? Handout series available in our lobby.
- Washington Business Journal’s Book of Lists
- The Internship Bible, Opportunities in... series, What Color is Your Parachute?, and Do What You Are all available in our library. We are a lending library, and students are encouraged to check-out resources they find of value.
At times, students don’t fully grasp the relationship between the effort they put toward excelling in the classroom, on the playing field, as a student organization member or officer, at their part-time job or internship, volunteering with their church or in the community, and the skills and experience they are building along the way. Remind them of their unique assets – Especially during times when the job market and economy are struggling, students need to find ways to build their skills, experience, and confidence that will set them apart from other applicants and help them shine during interviews.