You have enough to worry about during your first year of school without trying to choose your life's work on top of it all. So just start from the beginning:
Get to know yourself first.
What does that mean? In essence, it means learning what you enjoy doing (your interests); what you're good at doing (your skills); what's important to you in a future career (your work values); and what makes you the person you are (your personality).
Here are some of the ways you can get support on campus with your exploration:
- Visit one-on-one with a career counselor at Career Services in the Coors Life Directions Center.
- Spend some time exploring the resource library in Career Services.
- Explore the Career Services website.
- Take the PC 220 career planning course, College, Careers and Your Future.
- Ask other people in your life (e.g., family and friends) to help you identify your pertinent career- related traits.
- Sign up for academic courses that interest you, get involved in one or more student organizations or clubs, or start reading about various majors and careers. This will help you explore potential new interests and learn new skills.
Summer after Freshman Year
Secure an internship, summer employment, or a volunteer position to gain valuable experience.