Please Note:  The office will be closed Monday, October 10. There will be no drop-ins next Monday 10/10 or Tuesday 10/11.

Undecided/Exploring

Welcome to the Undecided/Exploring page! If you’re in an open major, undecided, or thinking of changing your major, you’re in the right place. According to the US Department of Education, roughly 30% of undergrads will change their major (so, you’re in good company!). Many students enter college not yet decided on their career goals and, therefore, their majors.

On this page, we will focus on how to:

      • Take the pressure off of making a major and/or career decision 😫
        • Focus on the journey rather than the destination:  Enjoy discovering more about yourself, your values, likes/dislikes
        • Be open to new experiences:  Join a club, attend professor office hours, read email for opportunities; make the most of the college process
        • A major isn’t a career:  While some majors tie naturally to a career path (i.e. Computer Science), some do not (i.e. Psychology); either way, you’re gaining knowledge and skills for whatever jobs you are interested in pursuing
      • Figure out what major(s)/minor(s) may be of interest 🤔
        • Take classes that both apply to many majors and classes that are purely of interest to you
        • Talk to academic advisors, professors, and/or students knowledgeable in majors you like
        • Research what careers may be of interest and what major may correlate
      • Explore your interests 🤓
      • Get involved 🙂
        • Utilize the My Involvement portal to view the latest in events and organizations
        • Involvement in clubs and student orgs may inform interest
        • Volunteer! You can even earn credit for your volunteer hours

NYS Legislative Internship Applications – Due Friday, October 7th!

Have you submitted your NYS Legislative Internship Application yet? Applications are due one week from today, Friday October 7th at 11:59pm! This internship is open to students of ALL majors, U.S. citizens, and Non-U.S. citizens! 

The NYS Legislative Internship Program …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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GoinGlobal Program for UAlbany Students!

We are excited to announce GoinGlobal to the UAlbany community! 

GoinGlobal is the leading career and employment resource for finding jobs and internships at home and abroad. GoinGlobal has awesome features such as the following:

Expert career advice for more …

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Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Part-Time Job and Resource Fair – Wednesday, August 24 @ the Campus Center!

Looking for a part-time or seasonal job during the academic year?
Stop by the Part-Time Job and Resource Fair in the Campus Center Ballroom and Assembly Hall, this coming Wednesday, August 24th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm! Meet with …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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UAlbany Education Abroad opportunities!

Have you ever thought about studying abroad while you’re a student here at UAlbany? Studying abroad can be a life changing experience that can really impact your future career path and help you develop excellent intercultural communication skills. As you …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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Calling all Graduates: Where to Next?

Do you know what your plans are for after graduation (employment, grad school, etc)? We want to know! Please take a few minutes to provide us with valuable information on our 2021-2022 baccalaureate graduates by completing the First Destination Survey. 
By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her) Career Advisor
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