How to Choose a Career/Major?

There are many factors that go into choosing a career/major. Here are some steps to help:

  • Complete MyPlan on the Career Services web page (see details below).
  • Meet with Career Services to review MyPlan results.
  • Talk with engineers (parents, friends, home/local companies, etc.).
  • Talk to prospective department advisor.

Engineering Advisors Contact Information

  • Biomedical Engineering: Mr. Michael LaBeau, malabeau@mtu.edu
  • Chemical: Ms. Katie Torrey and Mr. David Zei, both use 202M ChemSci, 487-4327 or Dr. Faith Morrison, 304B ChemSci, 487-2050, for all use cmadvise@mtu.edu
  • Civil and Environmental: Ms. Julie Ross, 103 Dillman, jzross@mtu.edu, 487-3410
  • Computer and Electrical: Ms. Judy Donahue, 131 EERC, eccadvise@mtu.edu, 487-2232
  • General/Undecided Engineering and BS in Engineering: Ms. Amy Monte and Dr. AJ Hamlin, 112C Dillman, engadv@mtu.edu, 487-3057
  • Geological: Dr. John Gierke, 405 DOW, jsgierke@mtu.edu, 487-2535
  • Materials: Ms. Ruth Kramer, U101 M&M, ruthie@mtu.edu, 487-3375
  • Mechanical: Ms. Danise Jarvey, 205A MEEM, dnjarvey@mtu.edu or Mr. Ryan Towles, 204 MEEM, ratowles@mtu.edu, for both use 487-2564

MyPlan, Career Planning Services

MyPlan, www.career.mtu.edu/students/myplan.php, can help you in selecting a career. It has four parts: Myer-Briggs personality test, a skills test, an interests’ inventory and a values’ test. It takes approximately an hour to complete all four parts of the test. The results show areas of aptitude. In order to review the results with someone at the Career Center students need to give the Career Center access to their results before beginning the test. Then, students need to make an appointment with a professional in the Career Services office (906-487-2313).