GS 100 - Career Exploration

Course Description: Deciding on a major and career goal can be daunting and confusing. Come learn about career exploration tools and resources that can clarify your path through connecting your identity and purpose to future possibilities in the world of work. Career assessments and activities are designed to broaden awareness of your strengths, values, and interests. Career research with online tools and informational interviews broaden your knowledge of specific careers and industries. Discover the model of career exploration that encourages an active approach to making important education and career decisions with deep awareness as you pursue a career and life calling.

Assessments

TypeFocus

TypeFocus is a multidimensional assessment that measures:

  • Personality type
  • Interests
  • Skills
  • Work Values

After completing all sections you can explore your options for careers and BYU-Idaho majors.

Take TypeFocus assessment

Cost: Free 

TypeFocus Instructions

Values in Action

Values in action is a strength-based assessment to identify your top values and strengths.

  • VIA is not used for career matching (there is no career list upon completion)
  • Identifying your top 5 signature strengths can help you thrive in your current career, or discover a new path
  • Consciously knowing your strengths can lead you to become more informed on possible career paths you might choose

Take Values in Action assessment

Download and save a copy of the free report (no purchase required)    

Online Resources

Online Resources

BYU-Idaho Catalog

https://www.byui.edu/catalog/#/home

Major Discovery Videos

https://video.byui.edu/category/Major+Discovery/160989762

Smart Electives Video

https://www.byui.edu/language-and-letters/smartelect

What Can I Do with This Major?

https://library.byui.edu/databases/?query=*&letter=W

Learn How to Become

https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/

Vault Campus Edition

https://library.byui.edu/databases/?query=*&letter=V

My Next Move

https://www.mynextmove.org/

Occupational Outlook Handbook

https://www.bls.gov/ooh/

Career One Stop

https://www.careeronestop.org/

Articles

Career Outlook at different levels of education

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/article/education-level-and-openings.htm

Linking College Majors to Careers

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2021/article/field-of-degree-and-careers.htm

Learn More Earn More: Education Leads to Higher Wages and Lower Unemployment

https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/data-on-display/education-pays.htm

Meet the Career Exploration Team

Breanna Carlos hours M-F 8-5

Garrett Nilsson hours M-F 8-5

Tracy Maughan hours M-F 8-5

To Schedule an Appointment:

Email: careerexploration@byui.edu

Phone: (208) 496-9860

Career Services

For resume, job search, interview prep, and career workshops contact the career center.