Advising Center

Advising puzzle 2“I know the career I'm pursuing, but am unsure of what major to choose”

This page can help you begin to narrow down which major(s) might best prepare you for the career you’re pursuing.

Choosing A Major

To begin exploring majors, go to MyPlan and click on the “Careers” tab (instructions to create a MyPlan account can be found here). Search for the career you’re interested in and go to its summary page. The “Related Majors & Degrees” section can help you narrow down majors that can prepare you for your career. You can also refer to the “Majors” tab to learn more about majors you’re interested in and what kinds of careers they could lead to.

  • Other Resources To Help In Your Search [expand]

    • NMC Career Coach allows you to explore NMC majors and what jobs they can prepare you for in the Traverse City area.
    • NMC Programs – this page lists program descriptions for degrees and certificates offered at NMC.
    • College Board – the “Major and Career Search” section will help you identify majors related to your career of interest.
    • Occupational Outlook Handbook includes information on hundreds of occupations including job outlook, education and training, related occupations and salary ranges.
    • O*NET provides occupational information. A variety of search options are available including searching by keyword, industry and skill sets.

Meet With An NMC Academic And Career Advisor

As always, if you have questions or aren’t sure how to proceed in the exploration process, we are here to help. These are big questions and you aren’t expected to figure them out alone. Contact us for an appointment!

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