How To Choose The Right Major

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  • Welcome to LaGuardia Community College CUNY - The World’s community college. My name is Leslie Camacho and I will be your first workshop presenter this evening. Our topic will be Career Myths: Information and Resources. What are some of the career myths you may heard of?
  • How To Choose The Right Major

    1. 1. LaGuardia Community College Family Day Orientation June 5 th , 2010 Leslie Camacho, M.S.Ed., MCDP, & GCDF Assistant Director of Career Development Career Development Center Division of Adult and Continuing Education How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010
    2. 2. <ul><li>Major </li></ul><ul><li>Occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Job </li></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul>How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010
    3. 3. <ul><li>University structure </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Interest(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Specific goal </li></ul>June 5th, 2010 How To Choose the Right Major?
    4. 4. <ul><li>Making connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests, strengths, and values </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expand your career options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find more possibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using available resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a plan </li></ul></ul>How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010
    5. 5. <ul><ul><li>eCareer Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ecareerplan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eCareer Central </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.lagcc.cuny.edu/edu </li></ul></ul>How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010
    6. 6. <ul><li>“ I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Langston Hughes </li></ul>How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010
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    8. 8. Crosby, O. (2005). Career myths and how to debunk them. Occupational Outlook Quarterly. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fall 2005 Charting the Projections: 2006-16 . (2007). Occupational Outlook Quarterly. U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Fall 2007 Kellogg, A. P. & Tomsho, R. (2009). Obama Plans Community-College Initiative. Wall Street Journal Online. Site: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124753606193236373.html Shenk, J. W. (2009). What Makes Us Happy? Psychology Atlantic: June 2009 online. Site: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200906/happiness Thank You! How To Choose the Right Major? June 5th, 2010

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