Career Guide to JMU Majors
The Career Guide to JMU Majors provides a sampling of career options for each of the majors offered at JMU. The Career Guide also provides major specific information on internship opportunities, characteristics of successful students, and websites for further exploration of potential careers.
FOCUS: the Online Career Planning Program
FOCUS provides a self-paced, online format for exploring careers that could be compatible for you. You can save your information and come back as often as you like. We recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic or career advisor to help make meaning of your results.
Vault is a great resource for exploring career fields and job titles that interest you. You can research industries to learn more about a field, or view profiles of different professions to learn what a typical day would be like in the life of a job you're considering. We recommend you schedule an appointment with an academic or career advisor in conjunction with using Vault to talk about what you've learned.
Come to the CAP Resource Center to explore majors and careers as well as resources for conducting an internship, job, or graduate school search. Career educators, who are trained peer assistants, are available to assist you. You can also schedule a time to tour the Resource Center or browse our complete collection of books available in the Resource Center.
More Research Tools
Search for careers that fit with your personal characteristics, such as interests, values, and skills.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Search for descriptions of careers to identify necessary training and education, earnings, job prospects, work tasks, and work conditions.
Job and Internship Postings
Research actual job and internship titles and descriptions by searching current postings.