Exploration and Discovery Pathway

Exploration and Discovery

Exploration and Discovery

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Not sure which LCP is right for you? Looking to explore your options?

No problem!

Exploration and Discovery is where you belong until you discover a major. This pathway supports students while they actively explore major and career options.

Explore Majors and Careers

If you are undecided on a major and/or career goal it is important to actively explore your options. While there is no sure way to determine if a major or career is perfect for you before you try it, you can arm yourself with information to make the best decision for yourself with the information you have at that time. Here are some ways you can do that:

  • Explore majors in our other Learning and Career Pathways
  • Connect with a Career Counselor to discuss options
  • Take a COUN 10 or COUN 200 class
  • Attend Career Services workshops
  • Talk to professors, family, friends, or even complete strangers and conduct an Informational Interview
  • Utilize reputable career and major exploration resources
  • Take inventory of your values, interests, personality preferences, and skills. Complete an Interest Inventory and discuss results with a counselor
  • Pursue opportunities to gain related experience such as volunteer work, internships, or entry-level jobs

If you have questions or doubts about your choice of major and/or career, come see us in Career Services!

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • Your choice of major will not dictate the rest of your life.
  • There is a lot of flexibility between majors and careers. Many, if not most, occupations do not require a specific major.
  • Most majors are not career-specific and will help you develop skills and knowledge that will be transferable to a wide range of career options.

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Need help choosing a major or career goal?  We can help!

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Need info on Occupations ? Check out:

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Consider your SKILLS and INTERESTS

Good career decision-making requires knowing yourself—especially your VIPS:

  • Values—What's important to me? What would make my work meaningful?
  • Interests—What do I like or enjoy? What topics or subjects catch my attention?
  • Personality—Who am I? What are my characteristic patterns of behavior, thoughts, and feelings that make me who I am?
  • Skills—What am I good at? What do I do well?

Consider what kinds of skills you enjoy using or would like to develop. Reflect on your experiences to help you identify activities, tasks, subjects, and types of environments you like and dislike.

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These resources can help you link your transferable skills to occupations that require them.

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Need help identifying your broad interests? Check out these interest inventories.

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Division Deans

  • Gary Pritchard, Liberal Arts Division 
  • Shawna Baskette, Academic Success/Library Division

Counseling Faculty

  • Traci Ukita
  • Randy Lee
  • Clara Ross-Jones

Instructional Faculty

  • Niki Lovejoy

Reentry Resource Specialist/Success Coach

  • Shannon Estrada

Data Coach

  • Deb Moore

Academic Support Rep

  • Shawna Baskette

Social Work Intern

  • Dani Alderete

Interested in learning more about the Exploration & Discovery LCP?


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