Discover Options

How to Explore Academics and Careers

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Have you ever been asked "What are you going to do with your life?" and found yourself stumbling for an answer with even the slightest degree of confidence? You're not alone! In fact, you are in the majority of students enrolled in university.

The time that you spend at UCSB represents an invaluable phase of your life in which you are exploring possibilities for your future. To help you discover options, it is important to engage in a regular practice of reflection and self-assessment, combined with diligent occupational research about careers. With a strong sense of self-knowledge and the world of work, you can prepare yourself to move forward by gaining experience in an occupational area of your choice.

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Student reflecting
Self-Assessment

Identify core aspects of your interests, personality, strengths, and values with a career assessment and a reflective mindset

Student reading
Majors and Beyond

Investigate your academic options at UCSB to find majors, minors, and programs that match you best and support your goals

Student exploring options
Career Exploration

Unleash your career curiosity as you uncover options that help you make informed decisions for your future direction