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Self Awareness

Before you can choose a major or career path, it is important to know who you are and what is important to you. Use these Action Guides to increase your understanding of your strengths, interests, values, skills, and identity, and reflect on how this information relates to your choice of major.

Action Guides

Using Your Strengths


There is a lot of information to consider when choosing a major! The Majors Action Guides will help you explore all of the options for majors at the U of M, understand different requirements for majors to plan for graduation, and evaluate your competitiveness for high demand majors.

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What are you planning to do after graduation? It is important to think about potential career paths, but also remember that your major is not the sole determining factor of what career you can pursue. The Careers Action Guides will help you increase your understanding of different career fields, learn about occupational titles and job functions, gain confidence in setting up informational interviews, and think about how your major and career are connected.

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Decision Making

How have you made decisions in the past? What motivates you? Awareness of the motivational style that drives the way you make decisions can help you be intentional when deciding on a major. Use these Action Guides to increase your decision-making skills, as well as learn how to develop goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely (SMART).

Action Guides


Your time spent outside of the classroom can also be used to help you explore majors and careers. Use these Action Guides to explore the many ways to get engaged on and around campus through leadership, student groups, volunteering, internships, undergraduate research, and learning abroad.

Action Guides


Maintaining balance and a healthy lifestyle is an important part of college life. When we ignore our wellness, it can make it more difficult to make decisions. The Wellness Action Guides can help you evaluate your overall wellness, encompassing physical, mental, financial, and academic areas.

Action Guides

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