Explore: Choose Your Major and Career Path

PennWest California Professional Development Center Career Assessment Tools

Explore the best path to your future with PennWest California's free resources and career assessment tools. Whether you're an undergraduate student, are pursuing a graduate degree or are still in high school, you can discover the majors and careers that fit you best. 

  • FOCUS: Find college majors and careers that match your interests, skills, values and personality.
  • What can I do with this major? Explore careers by major, learn about various job roles, find employers and much more.
  • Academic Programs at PennWest California: Get detailed insight into the nearly 200 undergraduate, graduate and online academic programs offered at PennWest California.


FOCUS is a self-paced, online career information system that can help you to identify your interests, choose or change your major, and verify your preferences or early choice of a career field.

  • Understand the career planning process.
  • Learn about your interests, skills and values.
  • Explore majors that match your interests and support your career goals.
  • Explore career fields and occupations that appeal to you.
  • Make informed decisions about your major and career.
  • Develop an action plan. 

Learn How to Use Focus


Delve into this online resource that lets you view typical career areas, types of employers that hire within various majors, and strategies to increase your marketability and visibility in today's competitive job market.

  • Search majors by category.
  • Research occupational outlook information.
  • Find professional associations related to your major.
  • Discover employment opportunities for more than 90 majors and career fields.

Explore Majors


One of the best resources for deciding on a major and career path is this website. PennWest California gives detailed information about all our undergraduate, graduate and online degree majors and certificates, as well as the minors that can complement the path of study you choose. Be sure to pay special attention to the "Graduate Outcomes" section on each academic program page to see what kind of careers and employment outcomes to expect.

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Schedule an appointment with a PennWest California career coach to review your career assessment results and to create an action plan!