Choosing a Major or Career

Your choice of major can offer a variety of careers from which to choose:

  • Take a variety of career-based classes in high school to find out if you enjoy a particular industry or area of study. Harper, in conjunction with area high schools, offers classes that allow you to take a class through your high school and also earn college credit. Ask your high school counselor for more information or visit
  • As you contemplate a major related to a career choice, consider reaching out to your high school counselor for steps on career exploration.
  • Talk to your parents, friends and teachers about how they perceive your abilities and aptitudes.
  • Consider visiting the type of business or service you wish to pursue and ask the employees about the realities of the job.
  • Apply for an internship or volunteer in the career area of your choice.
  • When you have chosen a major, focus your search for a college or the institutions that are the most likely to help you achieve your goal.
Last Updated: 9/14/22