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Explore Your Career

Make an Appointment with a BBA Career Coach

To schedule an appointment, please login to RecruitMcCombs. For quick questions or a resume review, drop-in coaching may best serve your needs.

Choosing a major can be one of the most difficult decisions you make while attending college. Many students worry that they'll make the “wrong choice,” and end up in a job or career path that doesn't make them happy. In reality, very few majors lead to only one specific career path. The skills you gain through coursework, your leadership and extracurricular activities, and your work experiences will often play a larger role in shaping available career opportunities than your major.

Choosing your major requires a considerable amount of self-reflection and research, just like any important decision. BBA Career Management is available to work with you, and help you feel confident in your potential career path. Below, you'll find some helpful tips and resources that you can use when making decisions about your major and eventual career path. As a Texas BBA student, we encourage you to meet with a BBA Career Coach to discuss career goals and industry opportunities. Also, see our Career and Major Exploration guide.

Start Exploring Careers

  • Explore careers and majors through the Wayfinder (from School of Undergraduate Studies)
  • Learn about careers and industries that may interest you by utilizing online resources such as O’Net’s Occupation Finder, Reference USA, BizJournals, the Wall Street Journal, and UT Library resources: Business Research Center. See MOR for advanced access to Vault and Going Global. 
  • Join student organizations related to careers or industries that you are considering. You’ll meet students with relevant internships and many student organizations invite employers to speak about career paths and opportunities.
  • Conduct informational interviews to obtain relevant information about the realities of working within a particular company, industry, or position.
  • Find an internship that gives you experience in a particular field of interest.