Discovering Majors & Careers (FY1800) is a course for first-year undergraduate students to learn about majors and careers; it's a great option if you’re undecided or trying to decide between two majors.

Student getting resume critiqued at the Career Development Center

Offered in A- and B-Terms, the course includes self-assessments, presentations and major panels, informational interviews with alumni, conversations with seniors and faculty, and more.

Course Objectives:

  • Create a list of examples of your interests, abilities, values, and strengths, and how they can be applied to selecting a major
  • Figure out how WPI majors, careers, and requirements fit with your own interests, strengths, and goals
  • Determine the difference between a major and a career
  • Learn more about CDC resources
  • Determine the next steps in the career planning process, including experiences and activities that can apply to the major that you select, and strengthen your credentials for a future career

Discover how the Discovering Majors & Careers course can help you learn more about the majors offered at WPI, and choose which one is right for you.

What is Discovering Majors and Careers?

You learn all about majors offered at WPI and exactly what they are.
The course is a good way to really make yourself think about what you want to do, and helps you obtain information to do so.
The course is hands down the most helpful thing you can do to help you choose a major.