Match Your Interests

Match your interests to majors and careers

Dr. John Holland theorized that people and work environments can be loosely classified into six different groups. While you may have some interests in and similarities to several of the six groups, you may be attracted primarily to two or three of the areas. These two or three letters are your interest code.

Read the descriptions of each theme below. List the group you would be drawn to first, then your second choice, and finally your third choice. (For example, if you choose R then E and then S, you would most resemble the realistic type, somewhat less resemble the enterprising type, and resemble the social type even less.)

The types not in your code are the types you resemble least of all. Most people, and most jobs, are some combination of two or three of the Holland interest areas.

If you have questions or need a resource in an accessible format, please contact Mike Slocum.

Holland occupational themes

Learn about best-fit majors and careers for you

Download the interest code booklet