CLAS Academic Advising Center

What Can I Do With This Major?

There are many resources at GVSU that you can utilize to help research your options. You are not limited to the resources listed below. There are many opportunities that you can explore. However, this will be a good start for you to begin your career exploration.

Visit the Career Center

The GVSU Career Center provides a variety of services, including:

  • Choosing a major
  • Career Testing
  • Individual career advising by appointment or during walk-in hours
  • Full-time professional job/internship postings (LakerJobs)
  • On-campus interviews
  • Resume assistance
  • Simulated interviews
  • Career fairs, workshops, and more!

Why should you go to the Career Center?

The struggle of deciding on a career path and choosing a major happens often to students. The Career Center has created helpful information and resources available for you. These resources can assist you with questions on what you can do in the workforce with your particular major.

What are the resources available at the Career Center?

Meet with Your Faculty Advisor

Who is my advisor?

  • If you have already declared your major in one of the departments within the College, you have been assigned a Faculty Advisor. To confirm who this is, you can look at your academic record in MyBanner:
  1. Log into MyBanner
  2. Select Student
  3. Select Registration
  4. View Major & Advisor Information
  • Once you know the name of your assigned faculty advisor, you can find his or her office location, email address and phone number by searching from the GVSU homepage. All faculty members hold open office hours to meet with students. Call or email your faculty advisor directly or contact your major academic department to determine your advisor's office hours. If you are not available during your faculty advisor's office hours, you can often arrange another time to meet with him/her.

Why you should meet with your Faculty Advisor?

  • Faculty advisors are experts in your major field and bring this in-depth understanding into play in addressing your questions and concerns. They know the wide variety of careers available to majors, what specific courses will be best for you, and and how to most effectively choose and prepare for specific graduate programs and careers. They can also help you evaluate how well your skills and abilities fit with the field and your goals. In addition, they have extensive contacts in the field and can foster your professional development in your academic area of interest.

Visit the Student Academic Success Center

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) provides students with the opportunity to explore other majors if you are thinking about changing your current major. SASC understands that deciding on a new major or changing your major can seem like an overwhelming decision and that there are multiple factors that need to be taken into consideration. SASC created these three steps to assist you in the process:

  1. Self-Exploration
  2. Narrow choices by Majors and Careers
  3. Focus on developing final choice

SASC also provides academic advising to Pre-major (undecided) students. The center provides many different resources to help you make the decision that is right for you. The pre-major advisors at SASC are available to assist you through the process of choosing the right major. The advisor can also help you in identifying interests, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to the majors. They will also help connect you with other campus resources to ensure that you will have a smooth process in deciding on a major that is right for you.

Additional Resources

Page last modified August 15, 2014