The "Occupational Outlook Handbook" is only one of the ways an undecided student can research majors and careers. De Anza College Counselors have other resources to assist you in making academic and occupational decisions. These resources can be found by making an appointment to see a Counselor at the Counseling Department on the second floor of the Student and Community Services Building.
This is a way you can pick up some decision making skills to work on developing a career plan during class and on your own time. You can find out about selecting a career that will suit your skills, interests, values and personality. There will be discussion on family and cultural differences etc.. Here is the description of the course from the DeAnza College Fall 2009 schedule of classes;
CLP 70: Self-Assessment (Lecture)
(See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.) Advisory: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273.
Examine the decision-making process by exploring theories in career development and other factors such as familial, social, and cultural issues that influence career and lifestyle choices. Utilize self-assessment inventories to identify individual interests, values, skills, and personality types as they relate to career/college major options. Become familiar with career development software, related technology and develop skills to enhance the job search process.
*Here is another website I have made available for you. It gives invaluable information on all the California Universities and Colleges for those who are undecided about where to transfer. It also gives new transfer students information on how to choose a campus, plan transfer and learn the process for submitting the College/University application for admissions. It also shows the procedures on how to apply for Financial Aid and much more. The website is: www.CaliforniaColleges.edu