UNDECIDED MAJOR? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

Loading...

PPT – UNDECIDED MAJOR? PowerPoint presentation | free to download - id: 3c8663-YTQ2N



Loading


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation
Title:

UNDECIDED MAJOR?

Description:

UNDECIDED MAJOR? You re in luck! This interactive guide will point you in the right direction Enter Here! M A I N M E N U Background and Fun Statistics Tips to ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:147
Avg rating:3.0/5.0
Slides: 49
Provided by: jjcEduser
Learn more at: http://www.jjc.edu
Category:
Tags: major | undecided

less

Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: UNDECIDED MAJOR?


1
UNDECIDED MAJOR?
  • Youre in luck!
  • This interactive guide will point you in the
    right direction
  • Enter Here!

2
M A I N M E N U
  • Background and Fun Statistics
  • Tips to Get Started
  • Things to Consider
  • Lifestyles
  • Abilities
  • Interests
  • Whats Your Type
  • What is a College Major Anyway?
  • How do I Choose A Major?
  • What are my Options?
  • Tips on Getting Started
  • When Should I Declare a Major?
  • Even Famous People Choose the Wrong Major!

3
Feel like the only person who cant decide on a
major?
  • Nationally, three out of four entering students
    express some uncertainty about their choice of
    major, while between one and two-thirds change
    majors.
  • Recent studies suggest that it is typical for
    undergraduates to try out four or five majors
    before arriving at a decision. So if you haven't
    chosen a major or are uncomfortable with the one
    you have chosen, you're in good company.
    (University of Minnesota CDC)
  • Return to Main Menu Next Page

4
What Is a College Major? You're required to
major in a specific academic subject (or
professional field) to demonstrate sustained,
high-level work in one field. Depending on the
college, you might be able to major in two
fields, have a major and a minor, or even create
your own major. (www.collegeboard.com)
5
Major misconceptions!
  • The best way to find out about majors is to take
    courses.
  • Ill just get my Gen. Eds. out of the way first.
  • Picking a major and a career are the same thing
  • Choosing one major means giving up all the
    others.
  • The major I pick now will determine my lifelong
    career.
  • (Courtesy Penn State University)
  • NO TEST can tell you what to pick! Ultimately
    the decision is yours.

6
How Do I Choose? First and second-year students
usually take more general courses while they try
to decide on a major. After this initial
"shopping" period, coursework becomes more
focused and specific. Make sure that you have
genuine interest though. You don't want to choose
a major by process of elimination -- that could
take a while. Take courses in areas that appeal
to you, then try to focus on a subject that will
interest and motivate you. You'll do better,
and your motivation will continue through college
and into a job. (www.collegeboard.com)
7
The Truth is
  • A common myth about an academic major is that it
    ties you to a specific career path. The reality
    is that a bachelor's degree can prepare you for
    many career paths.
  • In fact, research indicates only about 50 of
    college graduates report a close relationship
    between their major and their job. (University of
    Minnesota CDC)
  • Return to Main Menu Next Page

8
What Are My Options?
  • Some majors strongly correlate to career options,
    while others are less directly related. For
    example, a Nursing major will most likely become
    a Nurse. However, a Psychology major may become a
    teacher, case worker, detective or an insurance
    claims agent, to name a few!
  • Degree options at JJC include
  • Transfer Degrees      AA Associate in
    Arts      AS Associate in Science  Career and
    Technical Degrees and Certificates      AAS
    Associate in Applied Science      CAC
    Certificate of Achievement      CCO
    Certificate of Completion
  • Return to Main Menu Next Page

9
I need some help getting started choosing a
major. Do you have any tips to get me started?
  • Examine what you value in work e.g. helping
    society, working under pressure, group
    affiliation, etc.
  • Think about the courses you've done well in and
    enjoyed before.
  •  
  • 3. Explore your options. Investigate the
    instructors and courses. Talk to students who
    have a major and ask them what they like/dislike
    about their subject or classes.
  •  
  • 4. Explore internship opportunities to get a feel
    for the kinds of jobs you could get with
    different majors.
  •  
  • CONTINUE TO NEXT SECTION

10
5. Consult your academic advisor and/or JJC
catalog to consider the prerequisite
requirements for majors. Consider whether you
would be willing to spend the necessary time and
money.   6.  Look at the different fields to
which your major can be applied. 7.  Think
about the growth of the field that interests you.
Is the field expanding? Are graduates with your
major being hired right out of college, or do
they need additional training?   8.  Contemplate
the earning potential and base salary of jobs
that are related to certain majors. Think of the
lifestyle you would like to maintain and how
certain salaries may affect it. (University of
Minnesota CDC)
11
When Should I Declare a Major? At most colleges,
you aren't required to declare a major until the
end of your sophomore year. If you're in a
two-year degree program, you'll probably select a
major at the start because your course of studies
is much shorter. Declaring a major does not
commit you forever.
12
Lets Start the Interactive Portion
  • What things should I consider when choosing a
    major?
  • Click here if you need help! I dont know where
    to start. advance to next slide
  • Click here if you have it under control. advance
    to slide 11
  • Return to Main Menu

13
Things to consider
  • Lifestyles
  • hyperlink LIFESTYLES to slide 9
  • Abilities
  • hyperlink ABILITES to slide 10
  • Interests hyperlink INTERESTS to slide 11
  • Return to Main Menu

14
  • LIFESTYLE
  • Most lives can be divided into a triangle. Time
    and energy spent in activities on one side of the
    triangle affects the time and energy left over
    for the others. Think about your life.
  • What are your obligations and responsibilities?
    Are you in a relationship? Do you live on or off
    campus? How much time do you spend with your
    family and friends? How much time do you spend
    working and studying? Different majors will have
    different impacts on your lifestyle balance.
  • Think of the time and energy needed to succeed
    in a particular major. What effect would this
    have upon the shape of your lifestyle triangle?
    Please take some time to write down your personal
    observations regarding these questions. If you
    have to get away from your computer to do this,
    do so. In order for the response provided by this
    questionnaire further down this page to be
    helpful you will need to provide accurate
    information about lifestyle goals. (University of
    Minnesota CDC)
  • CLICK HERE to return to Things To Consider.
  • make this a hyperlink back to page 8
  • CLICK HERE to move on to Whats Your Type.
  • hyperlink to page 11

15
  • ABILITIES
  • Consider your academic performance and life
    experiences. What experiences? What are your
    strengths?
  • Your college admission test scores (PSAT, SAT,
    ACT) are a good source of information. The verbal
    scores relate to liberal arts electives, and the
    math scores relate to math and science electives.
  • Check your transcripts. Review your previous
    experiences and write down both courses and
    activities where you enjoyed some success.
    (University of Minnesota CDC)
  • CLICK HERE to return to Things To Consider.
  • make this a hyperlink back to page 8
  • CLICK HERE to move on to Whats Your Type.
  • hyperlink to page 11

16
  • INTERESTS
  • Would you enjoy the subject matter, activities
    and people involved in a field? What you've
    enjoyed in life up to this point is a good
    indication of what you'll like in a major.
  • Your academic record and personal experience
    give important clues about possible directions.
    Please take the time to write down courses and
    activities you are interested in and enjoy. Now
    compare this list with the one you compiled under
    the abilities section and notice the common
    areas.
  • Make another list of these common areas and use
    it to help you fill out the questionnaire below.
    (University of Minnesota CDC)
  • CLICK HERE to return to Things To Consider.
  • make this a hyperlink back to page 7
  • CLICK HERE to move on to Whats Your Type.
  • hyperlink to page 12

17
Whats Your Type? Are you
  • Realistic
  • Social
  • Investigative
  • Enterprising
  • Artistic
  • Conventional
  • To explore your type CLICK ON IT above to learn
    more.
  • I have no idea what type I am! CLICK HERE
  • Not the information Im looking for. CLICK HERE
  • Moving on CLICK HERE

18
Good Choice! Explore your type
  • If you would like to learn more about your
    personality and how it can help determine your
    career path here are a few suggestions!
  • SIGI Plus can assist currently enrolled students
    in determining your career path
    http//www.jjc.edu/Careers/StudentsAlumni/SigiPlus
    .htm
  • Career Key can help you determine your career
    personality type http//www.careerkey.org/english
    /
  • Career Services at Joliet Junior College. A
    career counselor can help you understand aspects
    of your personality and how it relates to
    occupational choices as well as choosing a major.
  • Call to make an appointment, (815) 280-2756
    or stop by the Student Center, D-1010 (across
    from the Cyber Café).
  • Return to Whats Your Type
  • Return to Main Menu

19
A REALISTIC Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Can You
  • Solve mechanical problems?
  • Read a blueprint?
  • Assemble pieces of equipment or machinery?
  • Are You
  • Practical?
  • Hands-on oriented?
  • Persistent?
  • Physically coordinated?
  • Do You Like To
  • Build or fix things?
  • Work with tools?
  • Work outdoors?
  • Be physically active?
  • Figure out how things work?
  • Learn by doing?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the REALISTIC
Oriented CLICK HERE For a list of
representative career opportunities for the
REALISTIC Oriented
20
Programs at JJC for the REALISTIC Oriented
  • Realistic Oriented Career/Vocational Programs
    at JJC
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical/Electronics Automated Systems
  • EMT/Paramedic
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • Fire Science
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Precision Machine Technology
  • Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Heating
  • Welding
  • Massage Therapy
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

21
Programs at JJC for the REALISTIC Oriented
  • Realistic Oriented Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Animal Science
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Industrial Technology
  • Plant and Soil Science

22
Representative Career Opportunities in the
REALISTIC Area
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Aviation Mechanic
  • Chef
  • Construction laborer/superintendent
  • Electrician/Electronics Technician
  • Emergency Medical technician
  • Farmer
  • Fire Fighter
  • Forest Ranger
  • Groundskeeper
  • Landscaper
  • Paramedic
  • Precision Machinist
  • Radiology Technologist
  • Welder
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Realistic Area
  • Automotive Service Association
  • Association of Criminal Justice Students
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Epicurean Club
  • Instrument Society of America
  • Manufacturing Club
  • Sports/Sports related clubs
  • Student Agricultural Association
  • Student Horticultural Association

Click here to return to Whats Your Type
23
An INVESTIGATIVE Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Can You
  • Concentrate on a problem until a solution is
    reached?
  • Follow scientific procedures?
  • Solve problems in a methodical manner?
  • Are You
  • Analytical?
  • Creative?
  • Curious?
  • Independent?
  • Precise?
  • Do You Like To
  • Observe and analyze?
  • Solve complex problems?
  • Study math/and or science?
  • Work with laboratory equipment?
  • Think problems through before taking action?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the INVESTIGATIVE
Type CLICK HERE For a list of representative
career opportunities for the INVESTIGATIVE Type
24
Programs at JJC for the INVESTIGATIVE Type
  • Investigative Related Career/Vocational Programs
    at JJC
  • Agriculture
  • Computer Information Systems- Networking
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Computer Information Systems- Programming
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

25
Programs at JJC for the INVESTIGATIVE Type
  • Investigative Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Dietetics
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Nursing
  • Professional programs- dentistry, medicine,
    pharmacy, veterinary medicine

26
Representative Career Opportunities in the
INVESTIGATIVE Area
  • Actuary
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Medical technologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner
  • Pathologist
  • Physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Zoologist
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Investigative Area
  • Instrument Society of America
  • Nursing Student Association
  • Life Sciences
  • Student Agricultural Association
  • Student Horticultural Association
  • Vet Tech Club

27
An ARTISTIC Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Are You
  • Creative?
  • Imaginative
  • Innovative?
  • Individualistic?
  • Sensitive?
  • Independent?
  • Can You
  • Draw, paint, or write?
  • Sing or play an instrument?
  • Dance or act?
  • Design or create interiors, fashions, recipes,
    landscapes, and floral arrangements?
  • Do You Like To
  • Attend concerts, plays, art exhibits, museums?
  • Read books, plays, poetry, or literature?
  • Act, announce, dance, draw, design, direct, write
    or express yourself creatively in other ways?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the ARTISTIC
Type CLICK HERE For a list of representative
career opportunities for the ARTISTIC Type
28
Programs at JJC for the ARTISTIC Type
  • Artistic Related Career/Vocational Programs at
    JJC
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Interior Design
  • Floral Design
  • Landscaping
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

29
Programs at JJC for the ARTISTIC Type
  • Artistic Type Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Communications
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior design
  • Journalism
  • Music
  • Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising
  • Theatre Arts

30
Representative Career Opportunities in the
ARTISTIC Area
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Investigative Area
  • Alpha Mu Gamma (Language achievement)
  • Art Alliance
  • Blazer and Wordeater
  • Delta Psi Omega (Drama/theatre honor society)
  • Epicurean Club
  • F.L.I.C. (Foreign Language Intercultural Club)
  • Phi Rho Pi
  • Jazz Band and Community Band
  • J.C. Players
  • JJC Chorale
  • Madrigals
  • Interior Design Club
  • Role Playing Club
  • Clay Club
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Acting
  • Advertising specialist
  • Architect
  • Artist--commercial or fine arts
  • Cartographer
  • Cartoonist
  • Editor or editorial assistant
  • Fashion buyer or designer
  • Graphic artist
  • Interior designer
  • Journalist/reporter
  • Landscape Architect
  • Language interpreter/translator
  • Librarian
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Merchandise display artist/window design
  • Musician
  • Photographer
  • Teacher (art, drama, English, music, speech)

31
A SOCIAL Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Are You
  • Friendly/helpful?
  • Idealistic?
  • Generous?
  • Humanistic?
  • Idealistic?
  • Responsible?
  • Can You
  • Teach or train others?
  • Express yourself clearly?
  • Work cooperatively in teams?
  • Lead a group discussion?
  • Get along well with many different types of
    people?
  • Do You
  • Help people with their problems?
  • Learn or work in groups?
  • Volunteer your services?
  • Take action to accomplish a goal?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the SOCIAL
Type CLICK HERE For a list of representative
career opportunities for the SOCIAL Type
32
Programs at JJC for the SOCIAL Type
  • Socially Oriented Career/Vocational Programs at
    JJC
  • Child Development
  • Criminal Justice
  • Fire Science
  • Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Massage Therapy
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Law Enforcement
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Veterinary Medical Technology
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

33
Programs at JJC for the SOCIAL Type
  • Socially Oriented Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietician/Nutritionist
  • Elementary Education
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine, Pre-Occupational Therapy,
    Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

34
Representative Career Opportunities in the Social
Area
  • Athletic Trainer or Fitness Instructor
  • Caseworker
  • Child Care Provider
  • Coach
  • Counselor
  • Detective
  • Dietitian, Clinical
  • Flight Attendant
  • Hair Stylist
  • Health Officer
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Claims Agent
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Librarian
  • Loan Officer
  • Minister
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Passenger Service Representative
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Social Area
  • All student clubs and organizations
  • Athletic programs
  • Ambassadors Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Representative on college committees
  • Student Worker programs

35
A ENTERPRISING Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Are You
  • Ambitious?
  • Energetic?
  • Optimistic?
  • Persuasive?
  • Self-confident?
  • Sociable?
  • Can You
  • Give a speech?
  • Plan a project, program, or event?
  • Sell a product or service?
  • Promote an idea?
  • Persuade others to your point of view?
  • Do You Like To
  • Lead or direct others?
  • Make decisions affecting others?
  • Negotiate terms/conditions?
  • Influence others?
  • Brainstorm ideas?
  • Start your own business?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the ENTERPRISING
Type CLICK HERE For a list of representative
career opportunities for the ENTERPRISING Type
36
Programs at JJC for the ENTERPRISING Type
  • Enterprising Related Career/Vocational at JJC
  • Culinary Arts
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing Management
  • Real Estate
  • Supervision
  • Massage Therapy
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

37
Programs at JJC for the ENTERPRISING Type
  • Enterprising Oriented Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Business-accounting, economics, finance,
    management, marketing, entrepreneurship
  • Communications
  • Criminal Justice Administration
  • Health Care administration
  • Mortuary Science
  • Political science
  • Pre-law preparation
  • Urban Planning

38
Representative Career Opportunities in the
ENTERPRISING Area
  • Advertising executive
  • Banker
  • Business agent
  • City Planner
  • Contractor
  • Education and Training Manager
  • Employee Relations Director
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Financial Planner
  • Food Services Director
  • Funeral Director
  • Hotel/Motel Manager
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance agent/underwriter
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Director/Specialist
  • Politician
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Social Area
  • Forensics Team
  • Leadership role in any student club
  • American Freedom Organization
  • Student Alliance
  • Student Trustee to the JJC Board of Trustees

39
A CONVENTIONAL Future at Joliet Junior College
  • Are You
  • Accurate?
  • Dependable?
  • Efficient?
  • Orderly and systematic?
  • Organized?
  • Persistent?
  • Can You
  • Organize and keep accurate records?
  • Use a computer system?
  • Perform routine, detailed work?
  • Process data?
  • Do You Like To
  • Work with numbers?
  • Pay attention to details?
  • Study accounting, computer science, and office
    systems?
  • Work in a job with clearly defined duties?

CLICK HERE For a list of Career/Vocational
Transfer Programs at JJC for the CONVENTIONAL
Type CLICK HERE For a list of representative
career opportunities for the CONVENTIONAL Type
40
Programs at JJC for the CONVENTIONAL Type
  • Conventional Related Career/Vocational at JJC
  • Accounting
  • CIS-Microcomputers for Business
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Retail Business Management
  • Word/Information Processing
  • What Are My Options in a Transfer Program at JJC?

41
Programs at JJC for the CONVENTIONAL Type
  • Conventional Oriented Transfer Programs at JJC
  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • CIS-Management Information Systems
  • Health Administration
  • Library Science

42
Representative Career Opportunities in the
CONVENTIONAL Area
  • Accounting clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bank teller
  • Business Education teacher
  • Cashier
  • Computer Operator
  • Court Reporter
  • Credit Analyst
  • Desktop publishing equipment operator
  • Editorial assistant
  • Insurance clerk
  • Library assistant
  • Medical records clerk
  • Paralegal
  • Purchasing agent
  • Real estate clerk
  • Secretary/receptionist
  • CAMPUS ACTIVITIES and Organizations Related
    to the Social Area
  • Any student club or organization
  • Student work-study programs

43
Should I choose a major based on a career that is
in demand?
  • No! The job market, like everything else, is
    cyclical. A career that appears to be in demand
    or trendy now could be saturated by the time you
    graduate.
  • There are many factors that help change market
    demand, such as large numbers of students
    entering the field or changing economic patterns.
  • Be true to yourself. Choose a major that
    genuinely interests you.

44
Even Famous People Chose Majors That Are Not
Related to Their Current Job!
Return to Main Menu
More Famous People
45
and here are a few more.
Return to Main Menu
46
Have You Considered Taking a Course to Help You
Explore Your Career Options?
  • GSD 110
  • (General Student Development Career/Life Style
    Planning)
  • What is this course about? It is a systematic
    approach to the process of career and life-style
    planning. The course provides students with an
    opportunity to explore their values, interests,
    skills and experiences as they relate to
    occupational and life-style choices. Students
    will research potential careers through
    traditional and on-line methods. Labor market
    information, decision making strategies and
    goal-setting are used to develop an individual
    career action plan.
  • This class does transfer to other colleges and
    universities and does not have any prerequisites.
  • Return to Main Menu

47
We hoped this helped!
  • If you still require any advice on choosing your
    major, feel free to stop by the Student Services
    Center in D1010 on the Main Campus. We would be
    happy to talk with you!
  • Career Services
  • Tele. No. (815) 280-2756
  • http//www.jjc.edu/Careers
  • Multicultural Transfer Center
  • Tele. No. (815) 280-2537
  • http//www.jjc.edu/TransferCenter
  • A list of academic advisors can be found in the
    Student Handbook.

48
RESOURCES
About PowerShow.com