Choosing a major or career can be a complex process requiring students to have an understating of their interests, skills, abilities and their personal values, as well as an awareness of industries. Some people pick an academic interest they love and then find career options from there. Others decide on their ideal career and then determine what academic major will best prepare them. Both strategies can lead to very successful careers, because many occupations don’t have a specific major requirement. A degree, plus experience and skills, is what will help a student prepare for a career or for graduate school.