2. Career Exploration Research majors, job descriptions, educational & training requirements, salary, outlook, skills working conditions, personal qualities, etc. Campus Career Center Library Career Exploration Websites Informational Interviewing, Job Shadowing What Can I do with a Major in…Connecting majors with careers Take some intro courses of interest
3. Decision Making 1.Narrow down and identify career options based on assessment results and occupational research information. 2. Weigh the Pros and Cons of identified career options 3. Make a Decision: What career are you going to choose? What major or training program are you going to choose?
Set Goals: Develop a Career Action Plan Meet with a Counselor and develop a SEP for your chosen major Prepare: Resume/Cover Letter, and Interviewing Skills Get Experience: Internships, Volunteer or entry level part- time/summer positions in their chosen field of study. Network: Join a Professional Association (cacareercafe.com) Linked-In Profile
What Does Your Campus Offer? Get to know the counseling and career services on your campus & build relationships Invite Career Center Specialist/Coordinator/Counselor to your class Is there an Employments Services Office? Is there an Internship Program offered?
Classroom Activity Ideas/ Extra Credit or Course Requirement What is your story?-Tell them your experience Invite Guest Speakers Informational Interview (Conversations) Research and write a Career Reflection Paper (English Class) Every week have students select different careers or jobs in the area of study you are teaching- Research & Share Career Passport Project
Include Career Resource Websites to your Syllabus Campus Career Center Website Website links of “What Can I do with a Major in”….? Job & Internships websites CaCareerCafe, ONE*T website, CareerOneStop, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Salary Surfer
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