Explore Career Options
Career Research: Majors & Assessments
So much focus on future planning is about selecting the right major. This way of thinking is outdated. The modern workforce is built upon acquiring the right skills and experiences. Research has found eight areas of skills to focus upon to truly be Career Ready, regardless of what you study: career & self development, communication, critical thinking, equity & inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, technology.
Assessing and communicating the skills you have gained in your major and experiences is vital in any job search. This section of the website is to help students look at their own talents, explore majors and research career trends to help them in their search.
The Science of You
You have a lot to offer. The challenge is connecting your skills with jobs or employers. At UNI, we offer access to YouScience. YouScience is an advanced research tool based on the science of YOU - how your mind is wired, what makes you tick, the skills and knowledge that set you apart. You have talent and there's a path that's right for you - YouScience can help you find it.
Faculty, to request YouScience for your class, send your class list to Robert.Frederick@uni.edu.
You Majored in What?
Many students think a major equals career - that is not true for most career paths. Instead, think about the skills each major can provide. At UNI, we have over 90 majors that offer unique skills and insights.