Explore Careers

10 Ways to Connect Your Major to a Career

There are many online resources available to help you explore your major or career path. Below we have gathered a few that will be helpful as you explore.

1. Explore your interests: Take an assessment to generate new ideas about occupational paths to explore connected to your major.  Stop by ACIC to set up an appointment.

2. What can I do with a major in...: These pages are tailored to help students explore K-State majors and provide valuable information regarding job possibilities

3. K-State Employment Reports: Check out average salaries, job titles, and employers of recent K-State grads.

  • The ACIC library also has reports from past years.  Stop by Holton 14 for more information.

4. Job Websites by Career Field: Review job sites, directories, and professional organizations for relevant career options to consider based upon majors or career interest.

5. Job Resources for K-State Graduates: Career and Employment Services has a collection of job-search websites that will help those seeking to secure a job.

6. Majors to Careers: This website provides information on a broad selection of majors.

  • Click "What can I do with this major?" and then under "View All Majors" [bottom left], click "Connect Majors to Careers."

7. Consider related fields:  As you explore, consider similar fields.  Look at the employment reports and related websites for these fields to find additional ideas.  For example, if you are looking for job ideas with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, consider exploring the career paths of students in Family Studies and Human Services.

8. Books: Explore career-related books in ACIC -- available for check out.

9. My CES Account: All K-State students can access their CES Account to search for jobs, find out about upcoming events, schedule interviews, access resources, and more.  Make an appointment with your CES Advisor for assistance.

10. Research: Utilize career databases and resources in ACIC for more information on careers

  • ONET - Find occupational information and match your skills to job possibilities.
  • Career One Stop - This website is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor and has comprehensive and up-to-date information on careers and jobs.
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly - This journal is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and has up-to-date information on job growth and industry trends.

Explore Careers