Choosing and Using Your Major

Deciding on a Major

The Smith Career Center and Bradley University have a variety of resources available to help you choose a major. Learn about and access those resources here. Let us guide you to ask yourself the right questions when exploring majors.

Kuder Journey

Kuder Journey is a one-of-a-kind solution to help you plan for the right career! Based on your specific needs, Journey provides reliable tools to assess your interests, suggest education and career options, prepare you for the job search, and connect you to today's jobs.

WCIDWTM logo What Can I Do With This Major?

Need some help understanding what career opportunities you will have with various majors? Ever wonder what you can actually do with the major you've already chosen? Each title outlines common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities upon completion of a four-year degree. helps students (or other aspiring professionals) understand what it takes to land their perfect career, from picking the right school all the way to climbing the company ladder. They are a one-stop, comprehensive resource that can guide individuals through each of the steps they need to take to begin, further, or change their career path.


InsideJobs is the ultimate one-stop shop for career exploration. Watch short videos to learn about over 15,000 careers. Use InsideJobs’ Career Finder to discover career choices perfect for YOU. Sort by skills, interest, personality, and more to find jobs you’ll love!

4 Year Career Plan

Choosing and attaining a meaningful career require active participation in all phases of the search. Follow our guideline while at Bradley so you are prepared for life beyond Bradley.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Informational Interviewing

An informational interview is a meeting with a networking contact in which you (the job seeker) ask the questions. Properly done, the informational interview can be one of the most effective tools in your job search.