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Decision Points Road Map to Sophomore Year. Looking ahead to sophomore year... Contacting Employers Deciding on your Major Identifying Career Interests.

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1 Decision Points Road Map to Sophomore Year

2 Looking ahead to sophomore year... Contacting Employers Deciding on your Major Identifying Career Interests & Skills Using CSO Resources

3 Contacting Employers Decision Points

4 Phone - Name, Position, Phone # s - Concise, Professional Facebook - Privacy, Photos, Groups MySpace - Don‘t even go there Keep in mind...

5 Choosing Your Major Decision Points

6 Match the following majors with their eventual careers (actual Middlebury alumni) 1) Germana) Opera singer 2) Mathb) Attorney 3) Classicsc) VP of marketing for Pepsi 4) Chemistryd) Dentist 5) Psychologye) Asst VP Sotheby’s 6) Historyf) Research microbiologist 7) Englishg) Music recording engineer 8) ESh) VP Goldman Sachs 9) Economicsi) Spanish teacher 10) Spanishj) Landscape architect 11) Frenchk) Senior VP of Walt Disney 12) Poli Scil) Pharmaceutical sales Does Major = Career?

7 GermanLandscape architect Math Dentist ClassicsResearch microbiologist ChemistryAttorney PsychologyPharmaceutical sales History VP of marketing for Pepsi English Spanish teacher Env. Studies Senior VP of Walt Disney EconomicsMusic recording engineer SpanishOpera singer French VP Goldman Sachs Poli. Sci.Asst VP Sotheby’s Does Major = Career?

8 Liberal Arts Core Competencies 1.Critical Thinking 2.Communication 3.Team Work 4.Adaptability 5.Leadership 6.Creativity 7.Analysis 8.Technical/Scientific 9.Social Responsibility 10.Personal Management

9 What to consider when choosing a major… What you enjoy What you’re good at What’s important to you What engages you academically

10 Explore Your Interests - Take diverse classes - Join campus organizations - Go to lectures and events - Seek leadership positions - Engage in community service - Make the most of your summer

11 Start with a Winter Term Internship

12 Your Vision Right nowThis summer Short term6-12 Months Midd rangeWhen you graduate Long term5-10 years from now

13 Online Resources (go/CSO) MOJO (middmojo.com) CSO blogs MiddNet (go/funding)

14 Visit us at ADK House Drop-In Hours: 2-5 p.m.


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