University of Iowa

First Steps for Open Majors

EXPLORE majors                                                       

               Who are you? What do you enjoy?

               Gather Advice

  • Contact your academic advisor to discuss majors and resources. 
  • Talk to your instructors about your areas of interest.
  • Make an appointment with a Career Advisor in the Pomerantz Career Center through Hire-a-Hawk

  • Do Informational Interviews

               Research Options

  • Attend the Exploring Majors Fairs held throughout the year.


PLAN your next steps

  •  Learn how to set effective goals to help you explore academic options. 
  • Talk with your Academic Advisor and Career Advisor to discuss goals, how to plan, and to learn more about majors/careers.
  • Use your time wisely during breaks from school.  How can this time clarify or help you toward your professional goals?   


CONNECT to opportunities