Explore Your Options
The Career Development Center provides career counseling for all Samford students, including those taking classes online. Individual career counseling sessions provide students the opportunity to meet with a career counselor to discuss their interests and career aspirations.
Choosing a major is an extremely important decision, but it is only one of the many decisions that you will have to make in your life. Statistics indicate that approximately two thirds of all university students change their major at least once during their college career, so you should take advantage of the assistance offered through the Career Development Center (CDC) to help with this process.
While you are not expected to know your major as a freshmen, the CDC encourages you to begin exploring your major options and related career interests as early as possible in your college career. Individual career counseling is available to help!
These career counseling sessions provide students the opportunity to meet with a career counselor to discuss their career aspirations, take a battery of major and career-related assessments through the CDC, and more. To set up a meeting, simply call 205-726-2980 or stop by 205 University Center. Walk-in appointments are also available most Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
While self-assessments won’t make a major or career decision for you, they can provide insight and assistance in your self-exploration journey. Below is a list of those offered at no charge to Samford students and alumni. To schedule an assessment appointment, simply call 205-726-2980 or stop by 205 University Center.
Self-Directed Search Interest Inventory
Based on John Holland’s codes, this assessment matches competencies and interests with Samford majors and potential occupations.
MyPlan.com identifies your Myers-Briggs Personality Type and relates your personality preferences to work styles and career choices.
Focus v.2 identifies top career choices that match most often with interests, personality traits, values and skills, helping you in the decision-making process.
Strong Interest Inventory
The Strong Interest Inventory assesses an individual’s interests, comparing them to the interests of others who are happily employed in various occupations, thereby providing insight into possible majors and career fields.
Pursuing Graduate School
Samford University offers over thirty high-quality graduate programs in a variety of areas, providing students with small class sizes, talented faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities.