Presentation on theme: "What Can I Do With My Major??????? Exploring Career Pathways"— Presentation transcript:
1 What Can I Do With My Major??????? Exploring Career Pathways Presented by: Patty Dang, M.S.Career Development Services Counselor
2 Learning OutcomesIdentify two ways to get information on a chosen career.Describe key elements in the first two stages of career development process.Analyze how your major does or does not align with your career interests.
3 Agenda CDS Resources On/off-campus resources Career Development ProcessCareer Research ResourcesHow Does This Apply To My Major?5 Stages of the Career Development ProcessFocus on Self-Discovery/ ExplorationCareer assessmentsTopics to researchHow does this apply to my major?Focus on Career ResearchIncrease understanding of career pathwaysInformational InterviewsPreparationCDS ResourcesOn/off-campus resourcesConnect majors with CareerDecision
4 Career Development Process Self-DiscoveryCareer ResearchDesign Your Career PlanExperience Your FieldLaunch Your CareerWho Am I?What is important to me?What do I value more?Do my personal interests relate to careers?How do I get help?Career ExplorationUnderstand multiple career pathwaysReview job descriptionsShort-term goals?Meet with a Career CounselorDecision- MakingCreating a timelineInternshipsGain hands- on work experience and skillsRelationship BuildingJob search strategiesProactive job search strategiesNetworkingupdate resume and cover letterPractice Mock InterviewsSalary Negotiations
5 Self Discovery/Exploration What is important to me in the world of work?How do my personality, values, interests, skills, match with my career interests?What is more valuable to me?Use Career Assessment to explore personality, values interests and skillsWhat classes do I like?Speak with a Career Counselor or Academic Advisor
6 Self-Discovery/Exploration Career Assessments Inventory your personality, values, skills and interestsWhat do I like to do vs. what I’m good atMatch majors with careers
7 Self-Discovery/Exploration Topics to Research Knowledge, skills, or education neededDuties and responsibilities of the positionWorking conditions, e.g., hours, physical demands of job, physical environment, level of stressSalary range or compensation for workOpportunities for advancementRelated occupationsFuture job outlookBenefits e.g., insurance, vacation days
8 Self-Discovery/Exploration How does this apply to my major? Knowledge required, training neededSkills, e.g., problem solving needed to perform jobDuties and responsibilitiesWorking conditions, e.g., hours, physical demands of job, physical environment, level of stressSalary range or compensation for workOpportunities for advancementRelated occupationsFuture job outlook
9 Career ResearchConduct career exploration using multiple sources (bls.gov, eurkea, career cruising)Understand multiple career pathways (salary information, educational preparation, training, experience, and industry trends)Review job descriptions to improve your understanding of the skills and experience required by employersRequest an informational interview with a professional in a career you are interested in
10 Career Research Increase Understanding of Career Pathways Research with web and or print resources (Internet or career-related guides)Select a strategy that fits your values, personality, interests and skills bestExplore multiple pathwaysPlan B?
11 Career Research Informational Interviews Explore career optionsGain personal insightAsk for job shadowing experience or an internshipView a “Day in the life” of a professionalGet tips and strategiesLearn about industry trendsBuild networking and or mentorship relationships
12 Career Research Preparation What kind of education do you need?Graduate School?What type of skills and experience does an entry-level position require?Internships, job-shadowing and leadership opportunities on campus
13 CDS Resources On-Campus Career Resource AssistantsCareer CounselingWorkshop & EventsResume & Cover Letter design and critiqueSet-up Dolphin CareerLink ProfileSet-up “Agent” on Dolphin CareerLink to get s on new positionsJob Search StrategiesAnswer basic career-related questions and concernsMeet one-on-one with a Career CounselorCareer Assessment Interpretation of Eureka and or Career CruisingAdminister and Interpret MBTI Career AssessmentMock-InterviewsProactive Job Search strategiesWeekly Resume ClinicWeekly Drop-in CounselingEntire Fall 2012 Schedule
14 CDS Resources Online Career Assessments Other Resources Eureka Career CruisingDolphin CareerLink (Job Bulletin)Resume HandbookGraduate & Professional School HandbookCDS Website
15 How Does this apply to My Major? Do My personal interests and career interest connect with my Major?Which classes reflect your career interest(s)?What careers do you think you would like, based on your education, values, interests and skills combined?What types of careers can you come up with that integrate what you love to do and what you are good at? (example: Wants to be a teacher + loves music= music teacher)
16 How Does this apply to My Major? Choosing A MajorChoosing a major does not mean it’s permanentWhat classes do you enjoy most?Speak with a Faculty member, Academic Advisor, or Career Counselor
17 How Does this apply to My Major? Internships & EducationWhat types of careers can I do with this major?How can I connect the theory in class into practical skills?No amount of education, counseling, and informational interviews will provide better clarity on your selected major or choosing a career pathway than actual hands-on experience. (internships, job-shadowing, and part-time work)
18 Resources to help you … Career Development Services: Website Career Steps on CDS Website: Career Steps4-year Career Compass Guide: Career CompassDetailed Listing of Workshops & Events: ScheduleExploring Majors: College Majors 101, Myplan,What Can I Do With My MajorFor more information please visit our website
19 What Can I Do With My Major??????? Exploring Career Pathways Evaluation Thank You!
20 from September 13, 2012 – November 29, 2012 Questions?Please feel free to come by the Career Center for Drop-in Counseling held every Thursdayat 9:30 a.m :00 p.m.from September 13, 2012 – November 29, 2012Amanda Carpenter, M.S. Coordinator of Career Development Services &Henry L. "Hank" Lacayo Institute Internship Program California State University Channel Islands Bell Tower 1527 (805) (office) Career Development Center California State University Channel Islands Bell Tower 1548 (805) (office) (805) (fax)Patty DangCareer Development Services Counselor California State University Channel Islands Bell Tower 1548 (805) (office) (805) (fax)