Selecting a College Major

Selecting a College Major : Exploration and Decision Making

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For courses in Career Planning or Student Orientation. Focused on the decision-making process as a tool for choosing an academic major or changing a previous academic decision, this workbook is filled with self-assessment exercises that help students see the importance of identifying realistic goals, developing a workable academic path towards those goals, and integrating their past academic work with their choices. They can then create an action plan for identifying and gathering information about academic and occupational alternatives and for choosing a major and career path.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 209.55 x 276.1 x 7.11mm | 294.83g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0130395854
  • 9780130395856

Table of contents

Introduction. UNIT ONE: Taking Stock. UNIT TWO: Exploring Self. UNIT THREE: Exploring Majors. UNIT FOUR: Exploring Occupations. UNIT FIVE: Making a Decision. UNIT SIX: Implementing Your Decision. Appendix: The Job Search: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Preparation.show more

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"I recently found your work in the areas of academic and career advising. I cannot thank you enough for your contributions to our field. As you can see from my email signature, I work with "deciding" students at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. We have been using the Strong Interest Inventory and the MBTI with our deciding students for years and they have served us well. However, we realize that we need to follow a developmental model to ensure our students are prepared to make good use of the information those assessments provide. (We have always attempted to determine students' readiness to begin career counseling as well -- maturity, mental health, etc.) I find the methods used in Units One and Two of Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making to be just what we're looking for. As I read through this book, I felt as if I'd stumbled upon buried treasure! I especially like the section on decision theory. How very useful it will be to our students! If we taught a course in choosing a major, I'd certainly want to use this workbook." Jane Miles, M.A. Student Development Coordinator, Major and Career Exploration UM-St. Louis Center for Student Successshow more

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