Sarah Siewert
                                 sarahsiewert@gmail.com
                                http://sarahesiewert...
Photo source:
Neutron, LLC
Photo source:
Neutron, LLC
Photo source:
Neutron, LLC
I thought knew
                            that I was
                            going to be
                            ...
Maple Veterinary
                             Hospital volunteer




                   PETSMART
                   Groomi...
Hi, I’m
      Jessica

                Hey I’m
                Sarah
Where are
you from?
                Sterling
        ...
I won’t graduate on time.

                                               School is expensive!




It stresses me out.



...
A Metaphoric Moment with Michelangelo
                       Michelangelo
                       believed that every
     ...
(Unlike my Mom, I’m not referring to a negative attitude)

Think about your likes and dislikes
Join student organizations
...
Step 1: Get a notecard
Step 2: Write your name at the top
Step 3: Write three of your passions – it can
        be anythin...
Nicolas Gisholt
Academic Adviser
College of Social Science
Number one question asked: what can I do with
my major?
It’s okay to cry it out – this can be emotional
What you choose as...
Career Services has a YouTube channel?
You can take a Career Assessment Test?
Student Organizations are all listed with
co...
Photo by viva la vibs
Visit http://sarahesiewert.com for a blog post
about how nervous I was to make this
presentation
Leave a comment on the po...
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This presentation was given to students at the Women's Leadership Conference at Michigan State University. The title of the workshop was Major Dilemma: Declared, Undecided, or Simply Unsure?

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  1. 1. Sarah Siewert sarahsiewert@gmail.com http://sarahesiewert.com Women’s Leadership Conference November 23, 2008
  2. 2. Photo source: Neutron, LLC
  3. 3. Photo source: Neutron, LLC
  4. 4. Photo source: Neutron, LLC
  5. 5. I thought knew that I was going to be a… Dorm room door Bryan Hall, Brody Complex
  6. 6. Maple Veterinary Hospital volunteer PETSMART Grooming Salon Bather Love for animals
  7. 7. Hi, I’m Jessica Hey I’m Sarah Where are you from? Sterling Heights, you? Grand Rapids. So, what’s your major? Umm well…I uh am still deciding between…
  8. 8. I won’t graduate on time. School is expensive! It stresses me out. My parents are pressuring me. How am I supposed to know what I want to do for the rest of my life? What if I make the wrong choice?
  9. 9. A Metaphoric Moment with Michelangelo Michelangelo believed that every stone had a sculpture inside it and his job as a sculptor was to simply chip away all that was not a Photo by Jay8085 part of the statue.
  10. 10. (Unlike my Mom, I’m not referring to a negative attitude) Think about your likes and dislikes Join student organizations Talk to professors and peers Do an informational interview Talk to a career counselor Apply for an internship Make an appointment with your adviser Job shadow Stalk your facebook friends and see what groups they are involved in Ask questions
  11. 11. Step 1: Get a notecard Step 2: Write your name at the top Step 3: Write three of your passions – it can be anything! Step 4: Pass your card Step 5: For every new card you receive, read that person’s passions and write at least one suggestion of a major, class, student organization, career, or contact you know of that relates to their list
  12. 12. Nicolas Gisholt Academic Adviser College of Social Science
  13. 13. Number one question asked: what can I do with my major? It’s okay to cry it out – this can be emotional What you choose as your major does not necessarily dictate your career path Don’t consider yourself confused, but curious Post-graduation you have 50 years of professional life, an extra semester will not kill your career Always get experience outside of the classroom You can learn skills from any job or project
  14. 14. Career Services has a YouTube channel? You can take a Career Assessment Test? Student Organizations are all listed with contact information? You can search for internships on My Spartan Career? The Career Service Network has tons of online resources and tips?
  15. 15. Photo by viva la vibs
  16. 16. Visit http://sarahesiewert.com for a blog post about how nervous I was to make this presentation Leave a comment on the post telling me what action steps you have taken to move towards your academic and professional goals Connect with me on facebook, linkedin or twitter for follow up questions or just because! Download these slides

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