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Choosing A Career and Major
Topics <ul><li>Career Decision Making Model </li></ul><ul><li>Steps for finding a Career that fits/Career Development </li...
Career Decision Making Model <ul><li>1. Define the Problem </li></ul><ul><li>2. Know Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>3. Generat...
Steps for Finding a Career that Fits/Career Development <ul><li>Self  </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment  </li></ul><ul><li>Tool...
Step 1: Self Assessment Tools <ul><li>Self-Directed Search (SDS)/Interest Profiler </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Profiler </li>...
Step 2: Exploring Occupations <ul><li>Web-Based Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook  (OOH): </li>...
Step 3: Career/Major Decision <ul><li>Decide on a career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expl...
Step 4: Choice of Major <ul><li>Approach the selection of your major in the same way you approached your choice of a caree...
Step 5: Career/Major Implementation <ul><li>Career Related Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time employment </li></u...
References <ul><li>(2011). Retrieved from  http://www.career.usf.edu/students/choose.htm </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Choosing A Career and Major
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Career Decision Making Model </li></ul><ul><li>Steps for finding a Career that fits/Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring Occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of Major </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Decision Making Model <ul><li>1. Define the Problem </li></ul><ul><li>2. Know Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>3. Generate Options & Gather Information about </li></ul><ul><li>options </li></ul><ul><li>4. Decide on Option </li></ul><ul><li>5. Implement Decision & Review Outcome </li></ul>5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Resources
  4. 4. Steps for Finding a Career that Fits/Career Development <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul>2. Exploring Occupations 3. Career/ Major Decision 4. Choice of Major 5. Career/ Major Implementation
  5. 5. Step 1: Self Assessment Tools <ul><li>Self-Directed Search (SDS)/Interest Profiler </li></ul><ul><li>Skills Profiler </li></ul><ul><li>Values Assessment/Card Sort </li></ul><ul><li>Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI) </li></ul>Interests Skills Values
  6. 6. Step 2: Exploring Occupations <ul><li>Web-Based Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O’Net Online : http://www.onetonline.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Florida's Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students : www.facts.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printed Material </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Career-Related Experience </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 3: Career/Major Decision <ul><li>Decide on a career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-assess </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore occupations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select top 5 occupational options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rank your choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Match the career to the major </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 4: Choice of Major <ul><li>Approach the selection of your major in the same way you approached your choice of a career field. Research the majors offered. Talk with academic advisors, faculty and other students in majors that interest you. </li></ul><ul><li>Some things to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>What courses would you take? </li></ul><ul><li>What knowledge, skills and experience would you gain from a given major? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the subjects you'll be studying of interest to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have the aptitude to do well? </li></ul><ul><li>What types of careers have graduates with these majors gone into after graduation? </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>What can I do with this Major? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.career.usf.edu/students/majors/default.html </li></ul><ul><li>Major and Career Profile </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles / </li></ul><ul><li>Florida's Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.facts.org </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 5: Career/Major Implementation <ul><li>Career Related Experience: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative Education (Co-op) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>(2011). Retrieved from http://www.career.usf.edu/students/choose.htm </li></ul>
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