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What Can I Do With My Major?

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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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