Career Exploration and Major Selection
Choosing a Major
You are about to invest several years of your life studying something in great detail. Make sure it is something in which you are interested! Planning puts you in charge and allows you to design your own future. Some people are reluctant to make decisions being fearful of making the “wrong” decision while others just don’t know where to start.
FOCUS Career Assessment
The Ursinus Career and Post-Graduate Development Office has partnered with FOCUS to provide you with a self-paced, online career guidance tool used to assist you in self-assessment and career exploration.
Focus Access code found in the Resources section in Handshake. Login through Handshake to learn the password.
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Explore Career Options with the NY Times
NYTimes.com is more than just a digital newspaper. In addition to its newspaper articles, it has: newsletters, podcasts, translated editions in Spanish and Chinese, accessible features, and archived articles since 1851 -2002, (5 pdf download per day per user restriction).
New York Times.com is found on Myrin Library’s Databases A-Z page with the title: New York Times (digital access).
NYTimes.com also has:
- Multimedia including video, photography, and VR features, with more to come.
- Live Events- conversations with inspiring personalities like Tony Blair on How Russia’s War Will Change the World: A Virtual Event. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Shakespeare in the Park: A Times Summer Event, Teaching 1619 Project: a virtual event for Educators and Librarians and Championing The Truth: a conversation between journalist and librarians on fighting misinformation, remaining balanced, and supporting communities. There are many more subscriber only events to explore.
- Access to two learning tools: The New York Times in Education website and The Learning Network. ( nytimesineducation.com and nytimes.com/learning ). Subscribers can register using their ursinus.edu e-mail addresses.
At Ursinus you can take advantage of exciting partnership with several universities that offer students seamless access to advanced degree and professional programs. Learn more.