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Undecided Major

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Transcript of Undecided Major

Choosing a Major
CAREER SERVICES
WHAT IS A MAJOR?
“A major is a collection of classes revolving around a subject, theme, or a professional field” (Princeton Review, 2013).
NEXT STEP TO CHOOSING A MAJOR
Come to Career and Job Services:
Do the assessments
Talk to a career counselor about your interests, values, and skills
Research and explore careers and occupations
Cerritos College
Career Services
MP Building 201
(562) 860-2451 ext: 2356
www.cerritos.edu/career-services

MYTH OR FACT?
Students who start undecided take longer to graduate or transfer.
MYTH OR FACT?
"If I choose a major, I will have to give everything else up that I am interested in."
MYTH OR FACT?
"My entire career will be determined by my major."
What other questions or thoughts do you have when you think “undecided major?”

PROCESS OF CHOOSING A MAJOR
Personality
Interests
Values
Experience
Skills
Exploration
SKILLS
Multi-tasking
Organizing
Leadership
Teamwork
VALUES
Family
Income
Helping
Creativity
INTERESTS
Hobbies
Activities
Subjects
Classes
EXPERIENCE
Previous/current work
Likes, dislikes
Volunteer
Clubs/activities
Hobbies
Career Assessments
Career Databases
Workshops
MBTI
ASSESSMENTS
Strong Interest
Inventory
DATABASES
Eureka
WORKSHOPS
http://eureka.org/
Choices
https://access.bridges.com/auth/login.do?targetUri=%2Fportal%2FlandingPage.do
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
PERSONALITY
What kind of person am I?
How will that affect the occupations I am interested in?
THANK YOU FOR COMING AND PARTICIPATING. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!
Career and Job Services
E1-176
(323) 415-4126
elac_career@elac.edu
MYTH OR FACT?
National statistics vary, but up to 50% of incoming students are undecided about their majors.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
After this workshop, you will be able to:
Define what a major is.
Identify misconceptions about undecided major students.
Begin creating a plan to choose a major.
Utilize Career Services and other resources to help implement your plan.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
Now that this workshop is done, you can:
Define what a major is.
Identify misconceptions about undecided major students.
Begin creating a plan to choose a major.
Utilize Career and Job Services to help implement your plan.
EXPLORATION
Eureka.org
onetonline.org
bls.gov/ooh
Informational interviews
Talk to people in professions (including professors, family, friends, etc.)
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