Majors and Careers

Some API students might feel pressure to be in a major that will lead to a financially lucrative career.

The driving forces include wanting to help out the family after graduation and/or wanting to fulfill the family's hopes and dreams. This pressure can be extremely stressful when students find themselves in majors they are not suited for--in interest or ability.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)
CPS provides career counseling on issues such as family pressures and how it impacts career choice and selection of major. Counselors can help you explore your interests, skills, and abilities and can provide guidance and information via career assessments and resources.

Career Counseling Library
The Career Library is part of Counseling and Psychological Services and offers resources that can help you:

  • Assess your interests, personality, values and skills
  • Choose a major
  • Explore career options
  • Research graduate and professional schools

Career Center
Once you have an idea of what careers to pursue, Career Center can help you with resume writing, searching for jobs, and applying to graduate schools.

Resources: Academic and Student Support Services