Career Guidance Resources

Once you’ve made the decision to return to college, it’s vital that you not only find a major or a program that holds your interest, but one that will further your career and improve your quality of life. Here you will find resources that help you decide on a major that is not only fulfilling, but in demand. Memphis is home to many quickly growing industries, including education, information technology, and healthcare. 

Tennessee Department of Labor »

The TN Department of Labor provides information on unemployment and resources for employers and employees alike.


The use of assessments can help adult students determine which major or degree program is right for them and their career goals.  They can help them identify the qualities and characteristics they might value in a workplace, and can also help them decide the best way to approach learning.  If you are looking for resources to guide you to a program that will take into account your skills and interests, check out the list below and discover your next career!

Strong Interest Survey »

This survey was developed for career counselors and academic advisors who support college and high school students, as well as all practitioners who help adults with career decisions.

Self-Directed Search »

The SDS is based on the use of six occupational types:  Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional (RIASEC). Individuals answer questions about their aspirations, activities, competencies, occupations, and other self-estimates and discover occupations that best fit their interests and skills.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator »

The MBTI is a widely used assessment for understanding individual differences and uncovering new ways to work and interact with others. It shows students how their type affects their career exploration and discusses the benefits of choosing a job that is a good fit for their type.

Keirsey Temperament Sorter »

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is a 70-question personality instrument that helps individuals discover their personality type.

Career Exploration

There are helpful sites to assist you in finding a career that is fulfilling for you. During an advising session, we can help you discover the industries that are most promising in the Memphis area. You can also use the links below to explore on your own. 

O*Net Resource Center »

Occupational Outlook Handbook »

Career One-Stop »

Quintessential Careers »

Vivid Future »

Finding Your Future »