Resources: Majors + Careers

CCD Resources

  • BU CareerLink: Career Beam

    A virtual career management center brought to you by the Boston University Alumni Association and the Center for Career Development. This online tool can be used to help you advance through the four-stage career development cycle. It includes tools for self-assessment, career exploration, industry research, and more. Accessible by logging into BU CareerLink.

  • Self-Discovery Tools

    Learn more about the inventories the CCD career counselors offer and schedule an appointment to get started.

  • The Mosaic: Your Major and Beyond
  • Workshops
  • BU CareerLink: Career Explorer

    Accessible by logging into BU CareerLink.

Career Inventories

Advice on evaluating your interests, skills, value, and personality.

Choosing a Major

In Print

  • 90-Minute College Major Matcher: Choose Your Best Major for a Great Career
    by Laurence Shatkin
  • Guide to College Majors: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Right Major
    edited by the Staff of the Princeton Review
  • Panicked Student’s Guide to Choosing a College Major: How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path
    by Laurence Shatkin

From Major to Career

To help you connect majors with careers, we recommend the following:

Career Exploration

In Print

  • The Career Adventure: Your Guide to Personal Assessment, Career Exploration, and Decision Making
    by Susan M. Johnston
  • Career Match: Connecting Who You are With What You’ll Love to Do
    by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou
  • Now What?: The Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Career
    by Nicholas Lore
  • What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters & Career-Changers
    by Richard Nelson Bolles