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Major & Career Exploration

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Major and Career Exploration
Major Myths
Many of you want to understand the connection between your field of study and specific occupations.

Though some of you will work in a profession directly related to your major, others will find jobs because you have a college degree and possess qualities and skills that employers value.

It is important to remember that these skills can be developed not only through course work, but by doing internships, getting involved in campus activities and working part time.

Next, you will see the career paths of three Stony Brook alumni.


How the Career Center Can Help
Career Counseling
Resume Review
Interview Preparation
Internship Assistance
Interest & Personality Assessments
Community Service Opportunities
Job Fairs
Career Planning Courses
Career Advisors Network (CAN)
Job Postings on

Now Start Exploring!
Major & Career Exploration
Straight Ahead
Major = Money?
Major = Graduate Degree?
Medical school
and the health professions
DO NOT
require a specific major but
DOES
require certain courses, including sciences.
Law school

DOES

NOT
require specific academic preparation but value strong writing and analytical skills.
Business school

DOES

NOT
require specific academic preparation but
DOES
ask for work experience.

Major = Career?
Christopher Connor
- Sherwin Williams CEO
Major: Sociology
Ursula K. LeGuin
- Author
Major: Anthropology
Teri Hatcher
- Actress
Major: Mathematics & Engineering
Mia Hamm
- Retired Professional Soccer Player:
Major: Political Science
Money depends NOT on major, BUT on a combination of factors, such as: professional success, field/industry, company/organization, geographical location/region, and so on.

Broad Specific
Majors that provide knowledge of a field including natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, arts, and humanities.

Examples
:
Psychology
History
Biology

Majors that focus on a solitary profession.


Examples
:
Nursing
Respiratory Care
Mechanical Engineering

Examples
English
Major


Commuter Assistant

Career Counseling Intern
Experience
Writing Skills
Presentation Skills
Peer Advising
Skills Gained
Higher Education Professional
Career
Sociology
Major
Club Treasurer
Part-Time Bank Teller
Experience
Understands different cultures
Can work with numbers
Skills
Financial Advisor

Career
Contact the Career Center
The Career Center is located in W-0550 Melville Library
(at the foot of the Zebra Path)

Phone: 631-632-6810

Website: www.stonybrook.edu/career

Office Hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Walk-in Hours: 10am - 12pm
Biology
Major
Receptionist in Doctor's Office
Member of Global Medical Brigades

Experience
Understanding of science and lab techniques
Administrative experience
Skills
Healthcare Management position
Career
Sample Career Path: English Major
Sample Career Path: Sociology Major
Sample Career Path: Biology Major
Before Selecting a Major
Journey from College to Jobs & Careers
Stony Brook University offers a mix of majors: broad, specific, and in-between.
Employability will rely primarily on experience.

Remember
:

Today’s employers and graduate admissions officers expect students to have a diverse range of majors.
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