Career Exploration

Did you know that over 60% of college students change their major at some point during college? Additionally, most students change their major 3 times in their college career! If you are undeclared or exploring options, you are not alone!

Within Career & Professional Development (CPD), our mission is to provide you a menu of services that facilitates your career and self-exploration to support you in making an academic decision that aligns with who you are and your goals. Students who participate in these self-discovery processes have an increased self-awareness around their interests, skills, and values, including their personality, and how to connect that information to choosing a major, or possible career paths. Participating in our CPD programs, workshops, and one-on-one career coaching will further support your major and career planning. Check out the resources and tools below to get started on learning more about yourself, DU’s programs of study, and how to connect with our office.

Undeclared Career Advising

Schedule an appointment to get tailored career & internship support by calling 303.871.2150 or by logging into PCO, the career event, career appointment, and job/internship posting site for DU students. Carolyn Sommers, Associate Director for Career & Professional Development, is the liaison to all Undeclared students. Feel free to reach out to her directly at

Experiential Learning

A great way to clarify your direction is to get involved and try things out! Gain experience through internshipscampus researchvolunteeringcourses, and student organizations.

Career Assessments


To learn more about your interests, values, talents, and personality, consider taking a career assessment. Career & Professional Development offers three options to students. We require that you meet with a career advisor first to determine which assessment will be most useful. Learn more about career assessments.

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • CliftonStrengths

Researching Majors & Careers


Check out major(s) you’re considering and read through the courses and programs of study to determine if you’d enjoy sitting through those classes.

Blog Posts & Ted Talks

Check out the below Ted Talks and related blog posts specifically for those exploring their options.
Ted Talk: Is there a Real You?
Ted Talk: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

Featured Resources

The Career Milestones

The Career Milestones will help you achieve your professional goals. Engage with your career journey at any point. Undergraduates should …

Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent panel (Korbel MA Students)

Hear responses from three Diplomatic Security agents at distinct career stages- entry-level, mid-level, and senior level- to gain diverse perspectives …

State Department Opportunities (Korbel MA Students)

The State Department has been hosting a multitude of info sessions on opportunities for different constituencies.


ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences.

Career Connections Student Reports 2022 (Korbel MA Students)

Multiple Student Ambassador reports outlining organization information and their experiences.

Professional Networking Conversations

Get tips on how to identify and speak to professionals to learn more about a career of interest and get …

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