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Researching Majors & Colleges. What type of college do I want to apply to?. Vocational 2-Year Community College 2-Year Community College and Transfer 4-Year College (CSU, UC, Private). Biology Political Science English Math Foreign Language Liberal Arts Engineering.

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Researching

Majors & Colleges

what type of college do i want to apply to
What type of college do I want to apply to?
  • Vocational
  • 2-Year Community College
  • 2-Year Community College

and Transfer

  • 4-Year College

(CSU, UC, Private)

what do i want to study
Biology

Political Science

English

Math

Foreign Language

Liberal Arts

Engineering

Communications

Art

Business

Computer Science

History

Psychology

Music

What do I want to study?
3 days in career center
3 Days in Career Center

1. Use resources to help decide on majors & colleges

2. Learn about requirements for colleges

3. Research 3 colleges

what colleges should i choose available in career center
Catalogs

College Handbooks

SAT/ACT Booklets

MSJ Website

www.msjhs.org

Important Dates & Events

Parent Newsletter

Student Bulletin

What colleges should I choose?Available in Career Center…
to help decide on college choices
College Visits

College Fairs

Consider:

Size of student body

Majors offered

Extra-curriculars available

Amount of personal attention you require

Location

Campus life

Cost

Diversity

Graduation Rates

To help decide on college choices:
majors can
…require a specialized degree.

Accounting

Architecture

Nursing

Civil Engineering

…be used in many careers.

Psychology, Political Science, English, Liberal Arts

Business

Education

Journalism

Lawyer

Majors can …
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Communication Skills

Experiences

Achievements

Extra-curriculars

Leadership

Transferable skills

Attitude

Major

A major should allow you to search and explore options. Applying for a major is not selecting a career. Employers look for a combination of qualifications:

choose a major that
Choose a major that…
  • Reflects your interests
  • Excites you
  • Stirs a passion within
  • You will excel in academically
many students need more time
Many students need more time
  • Apply “Undeclared”
  • Declare in Spring of Sophomore year
  • Take a variety of classes
  • Talk to professors, students, professionals
  • Use Career Center at your college
some resources for majors
Some Resourcesfor Majors
  • Great Jobs for Majors Books
  • Choices Majors Descriptions
  • Websites:
    • What Can I do with a major in…

www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors

    • The Career Key

www.careerkey.org/english

- Identify & Prepare for a Career

www.californiacolleges.edu/career/

mission valley rop careers
Business & Marketing

Computer Science

MultiMedia

Communication Arts

Cosmetology

Health, Human & Public Service

Industrial Technology

Mission Valley ROPCareers
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Volunteer or Part-time job
  • (www.volunteermatch.org)
  • Career Speakers
  • Classes in High School
  • Take Interest, Skills, Values & Personality Assessment Surveys

Interests +skills +passions +values =

GOOD MAJOR FOR YOU

work values survey
Work Values Survey

VALUESDESCRIPTION

Adventure………variety or unpredictability

Family……………no evening & week-end work

Knowledge………pass on what you know

Power……………..need to prepare for leadership

Integrity…………sense of purpose

Wealth…………….pay well, mesh with other values

Friendship………work closely with others

Recognition….….people know you

Independence….. unstructured, your own boss

Security………….no risky ventures or companies

Beauty……………where you work is important

Creativity……….imagination, your own ideas t

Help others……..service industry

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