Explore Majors & Careers


Exploration is a journey

Your career journey is unique, just like you. Major and career exploration is a non-linear process. There is no “one-size fits all” approach. Exploration involves a lot of little steps in seeking clarity around how your interests, personality, skills, and values connect to major and career options.


Discover who you are.

An important part of the career decision-making process is identifying your interests, abilities, work values, and personality. Increasing self-awareness in these key areas can help you make a more informed career choice.

Step One: Reflect

Think about your values, interests, and personality. Where do you see connections? Brainstorm how these connections can affect your career path. Here are some ideas to consider:



  • Things you are proud of
  • Family or cultural traditions that are important to you
  • What motivates you in life


  • Favorite classes
  • Hobbies or extracurriculars
  • People/things/topics that you follow on social media


  • 1-2 words to describe you
  • Lessons you've learned
  • Favorite quotes

Explore on your own.

A wandering map allows you to identify and organize ideas that could be valuable in your major exploration process.


get more insight on your values

create a wandering map


Step Two: Take an Assessment

You can learn more about your interests by taking one of our recommended assessments.

Strong Interest Inventory

Take the Strong Assessment

The Strong Interest Inventory measures your interests in a broad range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities, and school subjects. Completing this assessment can help identify careers that may relate to your work interests.


Fill out the registration form on the Elevate website. To receive your results, schedule an appointment with a career coach who will help you identify careers that fit your interests.

 Focus 2 Assessment

Take the Focus 2 Assessment

Focus 2 combines self-assessment, career exploration, and decision making into one comprehensive program. It will help you map out a career path and select the right major area of study to support your career goals.


Fill out the registration form on the Focus 2 website using the access code "tigers" and your LSU email address. Your results will be stored in the online Student Portfolio.



See what's out there.

Find what aligns with your interests.

Research what is available to you now, connect with others to grow your career community, and put yourself out there by gaining experience. 

You can’t begin exploring until you know what’s out there. 

Identify what aligns with your interests, skills, and strengths to help you take the next step in your journey. 

Explore Majors

Explore Career Paths

The people you connect with can impact your career trajectory. Ask questions and stay curious about career paths that interest you.  

Take the steps below to begin creating your network.

Get out there! Whether on-campus or off-campus, start developing career skills by getting experience in different fields.

  • Job shadowing and informational interviews are a great way to see a “day in the life” of professionals doing the work you aspire to do

  • Internships or part-time jobs will help you decide what you like, and more importantly what you do not like in a work environment

  • On-campus student employment lets you earn while you learn, and allows you to seek out work experiences that fit your interests and skill sets

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Take the next step.