Choosing a major and career doesn’t have to be spooky
Choosing a Majorand Career doesn’t have to be…
By day I am the Cultureand Retention Managerfor Group Dekko
I am the Lead Singer,Business Manager, and “wanna be country music rock star” in the band Sugar Shot
Did you know that 65% of all collegestudents change their major at leastonce while in college?Why?They find a new or different majorwhich supports their interests, values,passion, or personality.
CAREER PLANNING: MYTHS AND FACTS AGREE OR DISAGREE?1. Whatever my career choice is, that is thesubject that I should major in.2. I need to choose a career that is practical—something that will “pay the bills.”3. I should base my career decision on currenttrends and demands in the job market—that wayI’ll always be employed.4. Career self-assessment means finding out whatI’m good at.5. I won’t really know if I enjoy a career until Igraduate and start working in the field…and Ihope I don’t make a mistake!
Factors Affecting Career Choices• Interests• Skills• Aptitudes• People skills• Experience• Family traditions• Personality• Life goals and work values
Choose Career Options That Match Your Values• Knowing what you value most will help you refine your career search and choice: – Helping others – Prestige – High income – Flexible work hours• Establish and align values, career choice, and career goals for motivation.
What to Look for in a Career• Major career field target• Preferred type of work • The type of people you would interact with• Income requirements • Physical requirements• Geographical requirements • Local/national/international organization• Special needs • Benefits and perks• Industry preferences • Advancement opportunities• Stress level • A good boss• Level of interaction with other people • Training• Indoor vs. outdoor • Industry outlook• Amount of independence • Reputation of the firm in the industry• Balance between creative and conventional tasks
Factors to Consider Do: Don’t: • explore a number of careers • focus on a major just to get a and majors career out of it • get involved • select a major just because it is “cool” or seems to promise • Get advice from people in your prestige target occupation • let someone else push you into • follow your passion a job • Dare to try something new • Assume that you have it all figured out
According to a recent survey by the Department of Labor, networking accounts for at least 69% of all annual hires.Networking is one of the BEST ways to find a job or internship.
Jennifer Fisher Culture and Retention Manager, Group Dekko email@example.comDownload this presentation from: Twitter: JenfisherfwBlog: www.generationalsoup.com