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Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
Phone: (785) 628-5577 or 1-800-628-FHSU Fax: (785) 628-4657 Email:
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Career Exploration

Typically, your college major does not train you for a single, specific job. Instead, it seeks to develop your aptitude and abilities so that you can use them in the broadest variety of careers. That is why it is important to choose a major that allows your individual talents to flourish. Undergraduate education is not so much a determinant of what you want to be, as much as what you are preparing to become.

The Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center assists current FHSU students through this process with FREE Career Exploration. The Career Exploration service provides students the opportunity to work with advisors who are experienced map makers, and can help students take the first step toward discovering themselves, exploring their options and choosing their path.

Students participating in Career Exploration will have three one-hour appointments where their personality type, interests, abilities, values and natural strengths will be used to identify potential majors and career paths right for them.

*Most students will make satisfactory progress towards a degree and choose a major by the completion of 45 credit hours. Students who select a major by this time usually graduate within four years. However, some “pre-professional” majors that are very structured, such as nursing or education, should be decided on as early as possible. If students wait to decide on one of these majors, they may extend the time it takes them to complete their bachelor's degree.

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