Explore Majors & Career

Data suggests that less than 10 percent of students know much about their intended majors. Exploring majors and careers is a normal part of the student experience. Research, self-assessment and experience help students through the career decision-making process.

Career Assessments

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory (SSI) helps you find a major or career path. It compiles and analyzes your interest patterns and compares them to satisfied professionals in various occupations. To take the SSI, schedule a major or career exploration appointment in Handshake, or call 865-974-5435 for the assessment link.


TypeFocus helps you identify your personality type by evaluating your interests, values and skills. Once you know your personality type, you can learn more about your preferences for communication, work and personal interactions. Visit TypeFocus to create an account. Access code: utk34

Career Research

What Can I Do with This Major?

This site will guide you to a better understanding of each major’s typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people graduating with a given major. It also offers strategies to become a more marketable job candidate.

Occupational Outlook Handbook