35 Ways to Discover a Major

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Can you answer yes to any of these questions?

Table of Contents

Starting Your Journey toward a Major Introductionp. 1
Why Are You Undeclared? A "Reality Check" Listp. 2
Who Are You?p. 6
When Have You Felt Successful?p. 11
What Do You Fear?p. 14
What Do You Value?p. 16
Connecting Values to Majors and Careersp. 19
What Majors Are Out There? And How Important Is a Major Anyway?p. 20
Breaking Down Preconceived Notions about Majors and Careersp. 25
"What's My Major? "p. 25
Another Round of "What's My Major?" with a Twistp. 36
Doing What You Love: A Myth or a Real Possibility?p. 41
Linking Skills (Not Majors) to Careersp. 43
Starting Small, Thinking Big (Linking College Courses to Skills)p. 48
Skills and Majors: Many Intersectionsp. 50
One Product, Many Majors (Taking a Closer Look to See the Broader Picture)p. 51
One Experience, Many Majors (Taking a Closer Look to See the Broader Picture)p. 54
Identifying and Eliminating Stereotypes about Careersp. 57
Finding the Real Answers to "What Do/Will I Love to Do? "p. 61
A Look at Many Intersections on the Road to a Majorp. 61
Choosing a Reading: What Does It Say about You?p. 68
Your Top Five Dream Jobs: Finding the Real Possibilitiesp. 75
Completing an Experience Shopping List: What Does It Say about You?p. 78
Either/Or: Making Decisions Now to Make Future Decisionsp. 81
Discovering Majors and Careers in New Placesp. 85
Finding a Career in the Newspaper: A Current Events Treasure Huntp. 85
What's Wrong with This Picture? Reality Versus Fiction in Movie and TV Careersp. 90
What Does This Person Do? (Creating a Mini Encyclopedia of Careers You May Never Knew Existed)p. 97
Studying into a Major: Linking How You Study to What You Might Like to Dop. 101
How about Hobbies? (Where They Can Lead)p. 109
Writing into a Majorp. 117
What Activity Helped You The Most?p. 117
What Have You Learned about Yourself?p. 118
What Have You Learned about Majors?p. 120
What Have You Learned about Careers?p. 125
A Personal Inventory of Possible Majors and Careersp. 127
Where Do You Go from Here?p. 129
Conducting Research and Gaining Experiencep. 129
Thinking about Job Shadowingp. 135
Thinking about Internshipsp. 137
Continuing the Journey (Keeping a "Travel Log")p. 139
Appendixp. 145
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