Presentation on theme: "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN:"— Presentation transcript:
1WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN: EDUCATION:ALTERNATIVE CHOICES to TEACHING
2Trends 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 yearHope is that hiring will pick up
3Trends ContinuedComputer 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
5Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE” Communication Skills – verbal, written and listening skillsComputer/Technical Aptitudes –A given core skillLeadership – take charge or be a followerTeamwork – working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people
6“Total Package” Continued Interpersonal Abilities – How do you relate to others? Inspire others to participate? Mitigate conflict between co-workers?
7TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES Strong Work EthicAnalytical SkillsFlexibility/adaptabilityComputer SkillsCustomer ServicePlan/OrganizeCommunication SkillsHonesty/IntegrityTeamworkInterpersonalMotivation,InitiativeLeadership
8The Glue That Holds it ALL Together . . . Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – identify problems and their solutionsIntelligence and Common SenseWillingness to learn quickly and continuouslyWork Related Experiences
9How Do I Gain These Skills? INTERNSHIPSAn 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.
10Benefits 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
11ELIGIBILITY PROCESS Available at sophomore level Meet minimum credit requirementsRequired GPA 2.5Approval by appropriate academic divisionFill out internship application, return to Career ServicesMeet with Marcia FossBegin work on resumeFind a placement
12PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES Dakota Heartland Hospital, FargoMicrosoft Great Plains, FargoYouth Correctional Center, BismarckOpen Door Center, Valley CityMelroe, GwinnerNash Finch, Edward Jones, Security State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt Disney World, Sea World +++++
13JOB SHADOW Coordinated through Career Services Office Job Shadow someone in a career path that you are interested inOne hour to multiple hour experienceExample: Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept.
14Take Part in Student Campus Activities Student Government – Senate, Program Bd, Finance Comm., IR Hall Council, Inter-Fraternity/Sorority CouncilHonor Societies & Special Interests – Viking Ambassadors, FCA, Alpha Chi, PBLAthletics & Intramurals
15Campus Activities . . Continued Cultural Activities – Art, Community School of Arts, Drama, Foreign Languages, International Opportunities, Medicine Wheel, Music, PlanetariumOthers – Special Event Committees, Yearbook, NewspaperJobs – Lab. Assistants
16Career Services Activities Attend Career Fairs – UND & Tri-College in the FallMinneapolis Field TripOn Campus Company Presentations & Recruiting EventsSenior Seminar ClassCareer Decision Making Class
17SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE? There are almost 30,000 different occupations – the average person can do 5,000 different jobsPeople spend more time selecting the type of new car to buy, than they do on what career path to followGallup Poll reports that about half (55%) of today’s employees have no enthusiasm for their work.
18TRAINERS:Institutions/companies hire people to set up training, skills seminars for their employees – need to be able to plan, schedule & hire special consultants
19WORLD OF COMPUTERS: Programming Computer Consultant Technical Writing SalesTrainingComputer Education PublishingProduction or PublicationsWord ProcessingComputer Operator
20CAREERS IN PERSONNEL: Benefits or Compensation Assistant Recruiter Employment InterviewerHuman Resources Director
21CREATIVE CAREERS: Public Relations Specialist Publishing Educational MterialsIn-house newsletter writerRadio/TVAdvertisingCopywriter