What Can I Do With My Major?

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  • 5 minutes Welcome to LaGuardia Community College CUNY Introductions What did you want to be when you grew up? How old were you? Do you still want to do that? Why? Each of you has been career planning for a long time. Major is your first BIG career decision To answer questions like “What can I do with my major” Campus resources How to use information Importance of planning Prize Winner Review handouts Career services are decentralized: LaGuardia eCareer is virtual that connects. Make a list of the career resources available on campus that was mentioned during this presentation. The student with the longest and most accurate list wins a prize! Raffle September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major? Careeer Development Center
  • 5 minutes Casually with your neighbor... Use your worksheets Process What’s a major? Why is it needed? Top reasons? Any other reasons why a major is chosen? September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major? Careeer Development Center
  • 5 minutes Before you know what to do with your major...you need to make a good choice. Campus resources to get information: Each major has a department and an advisor Library Media Service Center Professors Who 100% sure of their major? Can change major - there may be consequences.... See an advisor at the Counseling and Advisement Center LaGuardia eCareer Plan – see worksheet Using career information and campus resources to create a career plan creates.... September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major? Careeer Development Center
  • 5 minutes You will create opportunity and career choices be knowing what will you do with your major. Two Examples: 1) I want to be a...math teacher: connect occupational goals with a major. Set goal, get information to create a plan to reach it. 2) I like math, my major is math: connect their major with occupations. Get information, set goal to create a plan to reach it. Which example is better? Ideal? The perfect way of doing this? Do you have any information about your major? Yes you do. September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major? Careeer Development Center
  • :10 Minutes In groups of four to five.... This may not be your major, but the steps and information you need are the same. Process What information did you use? Where can you get that? What can “you” do with a major in philosophy? Jobs and occupations. What’s missing? Information...assistance...? What’s your major? What will you do with it? How can this exercise help you get the information you need? Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • 5 minutes To find opportunity and career options in your major.... Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • 2 minutes Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • 1 minute – I need to be here no later than 12:40!!!!!!!! Q&A Prize Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • Careeer Development Center September 1st & 8th, 2010 What can I do with my major?
  • What Can I Do With My Major?

    1. 1. What can I do with my major?
    2. 2. <ul><li>Introduce yourself by name and major </li></ul><ul><li>Consensus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of a major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top two reasons a major was chosen </li></ul></ul>What can I do with my major?
    3. 3. <ul><li>Fits with you! </li></ul><ul><li>Use career information </li></ul><ul><li>Use college resources </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about career options </li></ul>What can I do with my major?
    4. 4. What can I do with my major?
    5. 5. <ul><li>What can be done with that major? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s missing? </li></ul><ul><li>What will YOU do with your major? </li></ul>What can I do with my major?
    6. 6. What can I do with my major? <ul><li>Jobs & occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Related occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Education and/or training </li></ul><ul><li>Available Information </li></ul><ul><li>People on campus </li></ul><ul><li>Your goals </li></ul><ul><li>Your interests </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Make career good choices </li></ul><ul><li>Use career information & campus resources </li></ul><ul><li>Speak with an advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Create a plan </li></ul><ul><li>NOONE can tell you what’s best </li></ul><ul><li>If you don’t know ASK - get answers </li></ul>
    8. 8. <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>What can I do with my major?
    9. 9. <ul><li>LaGuardia Catalog (Paper & online) </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling and Advisement Center (1:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Library Media Resource Center (Books & online) </li></ul><ul><li>Professors/Faculty (Work in the field) </li></ul><ul><li>LaGuardia eCareer (Central and Plan) </li></ul>What can I do with my major? <ul><li>Degree Works (Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Education (Internships) </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Service Center (Jobs) </li></ul><ul><li>Departments (Major advisor) </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Transfer Services (Transfer) </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development Center (eCareer) </li></ul>
    10. 10. 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 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! [email_address]

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