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Guide To Choosing Your Grady College Major

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Guide To Choosing Your Grady College Major
Overview of Presentation
Step 1: Learn about yourself- your interests, personality, skills, and values

Step 2: Assess the overlap

Step 3: Consider your best career fit

Step 4: Consider what major pairs with your best career fit

Step 5: Follow up


How This Presentation Can Help You
High School Students
Use this tool to help you step foot on campus already having a good idea of your best career and major fit.

Incoming and Current UGA Students
Use this tool to help you insure that your current choice of major is your best fit. Also, use this tool to help you consider if you want to pursue a dual-degree, minor and /or certificate to help you reach your career goals.

with Samantha Meyer and Maggie O'Brien
What You Will Need:
1.
A printed copy of UGA Career Center’s Finding Your Career Fit Guide
http://career.uga.edu/uploads/documents/FindingYourCareerFit.pdf
2.
Pen/Pencil
3.
An Open Mind

Expect to learn more about yourself. Expect that exploring your ideal career/major fit will be both an exciting and challenging process.


TIP:
Take your time to thoughtfully and thoroughly complete this process. Keep a list of new things you learn about yourself and questions that arise as you participate. At the end of the presentation, you will learn how you can take steps toward processing this information and having your questions answered.
What You Enjoy
Your Interests
Your Personality
Working with People
Working with People
Working with People
Working with People
Working with People
Working with Data
Your Skills
Working with Data
Working with Data
Working with Things
Working with Things
Your Values
Bring It All Together- Your Career Fit
My Next Move
Choosing Your Grady College Major
You now know a bit more about yourself, so what are your options within Grady College?

Recent Graduate Profiles
ERIC JONES- DBJ
Class of 2012
Emmy Winning Producer of ABC’s
Good Morning America
Your Major Fit
You’ve now learned more about yourself and been exposed to your options within Grady College. Give the following questions some thought:


1. What did you learn about yourself throughout this process?


2. What major interests you most? Why?

What's next for current UGA students?
Schedule appointment with Grady College Career Consultant,
Samantha Meyer
(sam610@uga.edu), to talk about your best career fit.

Schedule appointment with Grady Prospective Student Advisor,
Maggie O’Brien
(maggieob@uga.edu), to learn how you can best prepare for your application to Grady College.

Apply to
Intern for a Day
through the UGA Career Center. Learn more at http://career.uga.edu/job_search/internships/intern_for_a_day.

Get more in-depth information about career paths using your student number at Career Insider- powered by
the Vault
. Log in at http://career.uga.edu/resources/online_resources.

What's next for High School students?
Get involved in your high school’s newspaper, yearbook or broadcast program

Consume media

Shadow someone who works in an industry you find interesting

Attend the Georgia Journalism Academy


Plan your visit to Grady College by contacting Prospective Student Advisor, Maggie O’Brien, at maggieob@uga.edu
Grady Days:

Evaluation
THANK
YOU!

References
Dobson, L. K., Gardner, M. K., Metz, A. J., & Gore, A. G. (2014).
The relationship between interests and values in career decision making: The need for an alternative method of measuring values. Journal of Career Assessment, 22(1), 113-122.
Holland, J. L. (1996). Exploring careers with a typology. American
Psychologist, 51(4), 397-406.
Kaufman, S. B., & Yang, P. (2014). Dreams of glory. Psychology Today,
47(2), 46-80.
16 Personalities (2014). Personality Types. Retrieved from:
http://www.16personalities.com/

Please access the Guide to Choosing Your Grady College Major evaluation at the following link:
https://grady.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3PmqfH5KT4j2Dm5


It takes only 5-10 minutes to complete!

1.
Follow the link http://www.truity.com/test/holland-code-career-test
2.
Thoughtfully answer each prompt
3.
Answer the final questions and score your results
4.
Create an account to save your results
5.
Explore: Your Career Type, Your Score Summary, & Search Careers
6.
Complete the “Your Interests” sections in your Career Fit Guide

Steps
1.
Follow the link http://www.16personalities.com/
2.
Take the Free Test
3.
Read about your personality type
4.
On right hand column under “Explore this Type” read about your “Career Path” and “Workplace Habits”
5.
Complete the “Your Personality” section of your Career Fit Guide

Steps
1.
Follow the link http://www.mynextmove.org/
2.
Browse occupations by industry or dream career to learn more
3.
Learn about the knowledge, skills and abilities most employees in these roles have
4.
Follow up with Maggie or Samantha with questions, matching a Grady major with an occupation listed, or learning about even more options

Steps
Undergraduate Majors
Advertising

Entertainment and Media Studies (formerly known as Mass Media Arts)

Journalism

Public Relations

Certificate Programs
New Media Certificate

Sports Media Certificate

http://career.uga.edu/wcidwami/advertising
http://career.uga.edu/wcidwami/mass_media_arts
http://career.uga.edu/wcidwami/journalism
http://career.uga.edu/wcidwami/public_relations
http://mynmi.net/
https://gradysportscertificate.wordpress.com/
http://gspa.squarespace.com/georgia-journalism-academy/
http://grady.uga.edu/gradydays
LINDSEY COOK- JOUR
Class of 2014
Data Reporter for U.S. News and World Report
CODY NICHELSON-PR
Class of 2014
Jackson Spalding
JOSEPH ARNOLD- PR
Class of 2014
Dodge Communications
https://www.uga.edu/amazing/profile/jones-eric/
http://www.uga.edu/amazing/profile/cook-lindsey/
http://www.uga.edu/amazing/profile/nichelson-cody/
http://www.uga.edu/amazing/profile/arnold-joseph/
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