Major In Success

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Program designed to help students to get more information about majors and their best fit.

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Major In Success

  1. 1. Major in Success!! Presented by . . . . . Bill Hengtgen The Harper College Career Center
  2. 2. Why is it Important to Decide?? <ul><li>Students with a goal are more motivated . . . they tend to stay in school, and get better grades </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t waste time and money on unnecessary classes </li></ul><ul><li>Can be stressful to be undecided </li></ul><ul><li>Can get a jump on career planning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Process of Picking a Major <ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Skills/Aptitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration </li></ul><ul><li>Where am I going? </li></ul><ul><li>Career/Major Information </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer School Info </li></ul><ul><li>Career Research </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Goal Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Action </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get there? </li></ul><ul><li>Course Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Skills to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer applications </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacles/strategies </li></ul>
  4. 4. Self-Knowledge <ul><li>Seeing yourself clearly </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aptitudes/Abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style – Personality, Temperament </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Value of Self-Knowledge <ul><li>Abilities/Aptitudes predict Career Success (being able to do the work over extended period of time) </li></ul><ul><li>Values, Interest, Style and Strengths predict Career Satisfaction (being happy and feeling rewarded by the work) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Aptitudes/Abilities/Skills <ul><li>Aptitudes: inborn capacities to learn information and perform functions </li></ul><ul><li>Skills & Abilities: what we learn and develop thru education and life experiences </li></ul>
  7. 7. Interests <ul><li>Motivate you </li></ul><ul><li>Create enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Pique your curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>Keep you focused </li></ul><ul><li>Make learning easier </li></ul><ul><li>Make time go faster </li></ul>
  8. 8. Personal VALUES about work <ul><li>Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Activity </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliation </li></ul><ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Help others </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Power and authority </li></ul><ul><li>Security/Stability </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul><ul><li>Working conditions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personality Style <ul><li>Where does your energy come from? </li></ul><ul><li>How you do you acquire information? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you make decisions? </li></ul><ul><li>What is your orientation to daily life? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Holland’s Theory of Types <ul><li>Assigns both people and work into six basic categories. </li></ul><ul><li>The Career Liftoff and other assessments are based on this theory and emphasize how a person’s interests fit with work environments. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Realistic <ul><li>Hands on orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Practical, independent </li></ul><ul><li>Likes outdoor work, mechanical, athletics, plants, tools, animals </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture, trades, forestry, horticulture, and service careers </li></ul>
  12. 12. Investigative <ul><li>Problem solver </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical, curious, intellectual. </li></ul><ul><li>Likes science, investigating, unstructured situations, working alone </li></ul><ul><li>Architecture, science, medical technology, pharmacy careers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Artistic <ul><li>Creating ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative, idealistic, expressive, innovative </li></ul><ul><li>Likes ideas, self-expression, creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Art, music, English, literature, graphic design careers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Social <ul><li>Helping people </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative, compassionate, communicative </li></ul><ul><li>Likes people, discussion, informing, training </li></ul><ul><li>Health, education, government, and law careers </li></ul>
  15. 15. Enterprising <ul><li>Influencing people </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive, decisive, energetic, ambitious </li></ul><ul><li>Likes people, power, status, managing, leading </li></ul><ul><li>Business, administrative, government careers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conventional <ul><li>Organizing information </li></ul><ul><li>Conscientious, orderly, efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Likes order, details, organizing, working with data </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting, clerical, computer, library careers </li></ul>

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