Career Development Center
Explore Majors & Careers
Choosing a major is a complex and personal process. We provide the tools necessary to assist you in declaring a major and discovering career options.
Career assessments are free tools to help you discover more about yourself and guide you to academic majors and careers most appropriate for you.
|Assessment||What does it measure?||How to take it|
|Focus 2||Interests, Values, Personality, Workplace Preferences, Leisure||Log in or create your account here.
***Use access code bulldogs, additional instructions can be found on this student handout
|Keirsey Temperament Sorter||Personality||Currently not available.|
|Strong Interest Inventory||Interests||See a Career Counselor for more information|
|California Career Zone||Interests, Skills, Work Importance||Register here|
|O*Net Career Exploration Tools||Abilities, Interests, Work Importance||Access here|
A career conversation is an arranged meeting, video or phone call with someone who works in a position, industry, or company you are interested in. It can help you gather specific information about a career, industry, or company. Remember that you are not asking for a job.
Use these tools to brainstorm about your connection (network), Career Conversation Questions, and how to present yourself:
- Informational Interviewing/Career Conversation Questions and Sample Email
- Networking Brainstorm Worksheet
- 30-Second Commercial/Elevator Pitch Worksheet
LinkedIn is a perfect tool to help you network with Fresno State alumni and professionals in your careers of interest and engage in career conversations. Check out our Getting Started & Networking on Linkedin webpage here!
- Contains extensive career information, but tailors it toward California and allows you to search careers by industry.
- Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, this site contains an extensive amount of career, salary, education, and job search information.
- A free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website that gives students (and educators) information about health professions.
- Provides detailed insight into 45 career fields with custom "how-to" guides.
- Maintained by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics in the U.S. Department of Labor. It has an extensive listing of careers and information on daily tasks, required education, salary, and job outlook.
- Maintained by the U.S. Department of Labor, is a primary source for occupational information. Use it to find detailed, updated information about hundreds of occupations.