The Personal and Career Exploration Pathway is designed to provide additional assistance to all students at Bakersfield College who have not yet declared a major. Deciding on a course of study that’s right for you can be difficult. We have identified three main reasons that students have not declared their major:
No matter the reason, we are here to help you learn about yourself, explore your options, and make the best decision for your future. If you'd like to sign up for a mailing list for more information about the Personal and Career Exploration Pathway, fill out the Mailing List Form.
Being on the right will clarify your path, identify the classes you need to reach your goal, and shorten the time and units needed to reach your goal. On your pathway toward earning a degree for transfer, you can earn a certificate by simply satisfying requirements for General Education.
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Take an in-depth Strong Interest Inventory that provides feedback to help you better understand yourself and feel confident in the decisions your education decisions.
Set up your appointment with the Counseling office by calling (661) 395-4421.
If you're unable to make it to campus for a full assessment, the O*NET Interest Profiler is a good place to start. Take this online survey to help you better understand careers that fit well with your natural strengths. Take the assessment from home, with O*NET Interest Profiler.
Set aside time to research careers that interest you and the education needed to be hired in the industry. Answer these questions:
To get started learning more about careers, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Another career exploration and research tool is Career Coach
The biggest step you can make towards future you want is to declare your major. Declaring your major enables you to create your Comprehensive Academic Plan. This plan maps the correct classes for your pathway to graduation! In addition, Faculty and Staff from your new Learning & Career Pathway will provide support tailored for your area of study.
To declare your major, download and complete the Major Declaration Form, then print it out and drop it off in the Counseling Office. Forms are also available to pick up and complete in-person at the Counseling Office.