Presentation on theme: "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN: EDUCATION: ALTERNATIVE CHOICES to TEACHING."— Presentation transcript:
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN: EDUCATION: ALTERNATIVE CHOICES to TEACHING
Trends in the Labor Market The market has taken a hit, yet stays resilient. 10% of respondents will not hire this year. Bachelor’s grads can expect the labor market to remain unchanged from last year Hope is that hiring will pick up
Trends... Continued Computer Scientists will see opportunities shrink around 6% while business will increase 5% and liberal arts 16% Ethics & Integrity are the critical skills/competencies being catered to this year
So..... What does this mean to ME?????
Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE” Communication Skills – verbal, written and listening skills Computer/Technical Aptitudes –A given core skill Leadership – take charge or be a follower Teamwork – working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people
“Total Package” Continued Interpersonal Abilities – How do you relate to others? Inspire others to participate? Mitigate conflict between co-workers?
TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES Communication Skills Honesty/Integrity Teamwork Interpersonal Motivation,Initiative Leadership Strong Work Ethic Analytical Skills Flexibility/adaptabi lity Computer Skills Customer Service Plan/Organize
The Glue That Holds it ALL Together... Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – identify problems and their solutions Intelligence and Common Sense Willingness to learn quickly and continuously Work Related Experiences
How Do I Gain These Skills? INTERNSHIPS An internship experience provides students the opportunity to apply classroom instruction to work settings. The student intern receives academic credit and in some cases is also paid. Can be from 1 semester to more than one. A student can have more than one internship experience.
Benefits of an Internship Opportunity to apply classroom learning to actual work experience. Opportunity for new “learning” from the work experience. Develop Self-Confidence and Professional Skills. Begin “Networking” Process
ELIGIBILITYPROCESS Available at sophomore level Meet minimum credit requirements Required GPA 2.5 Approval by appropriate academic division Fill out internship application, return to Career Services Meet with Marcia Foss Begin work on resume Find a placement
PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo Microsoft Great Plains, Fargo Youth Correctional Center, Bismarck Open Door Center, Valley City Melroe, Gwinner Nash Finch, Edward Jones, Security State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt Disney World, Sea World +++++
JOB SHADOW Coordinated through Career Services Office Job Shadow someone in a career path that you are interested in One hour to multiple hour experience Example: Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept.
Take Part in Student Campus Activities Student Government – Senate, Program Bd, Finance Comm., IR Hall Council, Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council Honor Societies & Special Interests – Viking Ambassadors, FCA, Alpha Chi, PBL Athletics & Intramurals
Campus Activities.. Continued Cultural Activities – Art, Community School of Arts, Drama, Foreign Languages, International Opportunities, Medicine Wheel, Music, Planetarium Others – Special Event Committees, Yearbook, Newspaper Jobs – Lab. Assistants
Career Services Activities Attend Career Fairs – UND & Tri- College in the Fall Minneapolis Field Trip On Campus Company Presentations & Recruiting Events Senior Seminar Class Career Decision Making Class
SO... WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE? There are almost 30,000 different occupations – the average person can do 5,000 different jobs People spend more time selecting the type of new car to buy, than they do on what career path to follow Gallup Poll reports that about half (55%) of today’s employees have no enthusiasm for their work.
TRAINERS: Institutions/companies hire people to set up training, skills seminars for their employees – need to be able to plan, schedule & hire special consultants
WORLD OF COMPUTERS: Programming Computer Consultant Technical Writing Sales Training Computer Education Publishing Production or Publications Word Processing Computer Operator
CAREERS IN PERSONNEL: Benefits or Compensation Assistant Recruiter Employment Interviewer Human Resources Director