EXPLORE (majors, careers, & opportunities)

Discover resources for self, major, and career opportunities that align with your skills, values, personality and work preferences.

Career Exploration

Exploration is a key part to everyone’s life journey. Whether you are exploring majors to pursue, or want to learn more about what career paths you can go into in  the future – there are people and tools to help you explore further.

Exploration Tools

Major Exploration and Career Planning Tools

Additional Assessments

Meet with a mentor or coach:

Drop-in Model: Stop by Ceres Hall 306 Monday through Friday anytime between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for assistance.

Make an Appointment: Schedule an appointment for Career Services through Bison Advise.

Email: All services are offered via email. So if students are away from campus, taking classes online, or commuting to NDSU, they may find email interactions to be more useful. Reach out via email at ndsu.cac@ndsu.edu.

Phone:  Calls can be made to the Career and Advising Center main line at 701-231-7111.


Welcome to NDSU!

Welcome to NDSU,

With orientation right around the corner we here at the Career and Advising Center would like to introduce some resources and services we offer that may be helpful for incoming students this fall.


Handshake is an …

By Sawyer Teicher
Sawyer Teicher Career Mentor
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Tools For Exploration – O*Net Interest Profiler

Salutations Bison Herd,  

As we steadily head toward the end of the semester, we once again return to discuss yet another tool that can assist you in finding an enjoyable career. Last time we talked about Employment Trends which …

By Sawyer Teicher
Sawyer Teicher Career Mentor
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How to Find On Campus Employer Events

Have you seen a employer on campus and wondered how you would know they are tabling? Handshake is the place to go to see all upcoming events that are happening on campus! If you log on to Handshake, instead of …

By Elizabeth Beckstrom
Elizabeth Beckstrom Career Mentor
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Career Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

Whether you like your major and want to consider possible career paths that might align or you are considering pursuing …


Perhaps students are simply unaware of the infinite number of employment opportunities or careers which the world has to offer?  …

Career and Advising

If you would like a presentation about Focus 2 Career for your department or class please fill …

Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
Human Development and Family Science
Political Science
Public History
Secondary Education (Various …

Agricultural Communication
Apparel, Retail Merchandising & Design
Environmental Design
Interior Design
Strategic …

Biological Sciences
Exercise Science
Human Development and Family Science
Medical Laboratory Science
Radiologic Sciences
Respiratory …

Employment TrendsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)