Are you undecided about your major? Are you questioning whether you’ve chosen the right one? That’s okay! You don’t need to panic. As a SHU student, you have plenty of resources. Come by Mooney Hall to talk with your mentor or schedule an appointment with the Career Center to discuss your future.
Our experienced mentors work with students to clarify personal, academic and career goals. Through advisement and counseling, students are able to plan a course of study that reflects their interests and abilities. Stop into Mooney Hall and speak with your mentor. Meet the Mentors »
The Career Center team works closely with students early on in their academic journeys to choose a major or select a potential career field. Because this process may seem extremely overwhelming to students, the Career Center offers a variety of resources to assist students in exploring careers and gathering occupational information. Listed below are just a few examples of how the Career Center and its resources serve as an important tool for students.
- Throughout the year, students can learn about the professional paths of alumni through a variety of career fairs, education programs, and seminars.
- Students interested in learning more about careers and industries have the opportunity to connect with Pirate Mentors, Seton Hall alumni who have generously volunteered their time and expertise to provide career advice and information on internships. Students may also have an opportunity to shadow Pirate Mentors for a day.
- Using blogs, the Career Center team makes sure students have up-to-date information regarding events, resources and other career-related announcements. Students are also encouraged to research occupations via reliable online resources, including O*NET (online occupational information), Occupational Outlook Handbook, and VAULT (online career research tool). These resources provide important information including descriptions of occupations and companies, education requirements and salaries.
- Students are also required to take the FOCUS-2 assessment. The Career Center also encourages undecided students to take The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, because these assessments promote self-awareness and career exploration, helping students to find an area of study that particularly suits and interests them.
To make an appointment with the Career Center, students can call (973) 761-9355, e-mail email@example.com or stop by Bayley Hall Room 209.