Major and Career Exploration Suggestions & Opportunities

  • Take introductory classes in majors of interest.
  • Conduct informational interviews with faculty and professionals in majors or fields of interest.
  • Volunteer in organizations of potential career interest.
  • Choose summer jobs as "career trials" when possible.
  • Job shadow a professional in a position of interest.
  • Utilize FOCUS-2, Carson-Newman's online career exploration and planning program, found under the links to the right.
  • Check out a listing of all the majors offered at C-N and link to their webpages.
  • Access the U.S. Department of Labor sponsored websites:,, and  (Occupational Outlook Handbook).
  • Paricipate in workshops for deciding students.   Watch for announcements on Eaglenet!
  • Schedule an appointment with Tom Tabor or Amy Humphrey at Student Success in the Learning Commons for individual assistance with major and career exploration resources.  Call 865-471-3430 or 865-471-3227 or e-mail,

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