To know where you're going, it's often best to stop and think about who you want to be. It's OK not to have all of the answers! Consider the resources listed below if you are someone who does not yet know what the future holds:
FOCUS-2®: This is a self-paced career guidance tool that assists students and alumni in making decisions related to major and/or career choices through self-assessment and occupational exploration. This is a good start point to explore career paths that match you. You will have the opportunity to explore your interests, skills, leisure activities, values, and personality. The Access ID is: rams
MassCIS: This is a free resource which combines occupational, labor market, and educational information in order to help you further explore potential careers. You do not need a username and password. Simply enter Framingham for the city and 01701 for the zip code and press sign in.
O*NET: Research occupations online using O*NET (online occupational information). It's an incredible resource that provides career titles and descriptions, education requirements, potential salary, and related occupations.
Knack: Knack's breakthrough technology combines game theory, behavioral neuroscience, and data science to reveal the strengths that make you stand out—all from the way you play Knack's mobile games. The Knack App pinpoints your strengths and helps you unlock your potential and pursue the most promising career path that plays to your strongest talents. Knack will also help you see yourself and your career potential in a whole new way.
Please also consider the following resources:
Major Exploration... this link will bring you to an excellent resource from the University of Tennesse Knoxville. Click on your major and discover your career options!
Careers Database available through our very own Henry Whittemore Library.
CityTownInfo.com provides comparative information about local U.S. communities, careers, and colleges. The site contains over 50,000 pages of information including statistics, articles, and user-provided information.
ALMIS State Projections provides information for occupational employment growth, state by state.
What can I do with a major in... The University of North Carolina Wilmington has a great resource linking career options with specific majors. Although their major and concentration offerings are not exactly the same as Framingham State, this site is an excellent resource to help you generate ideas.
My Majors.com This is a website with an organization mission of helping students identify a major that leads to the best "fit". Check out their resources.