Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making / Edition 6

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Overview

This book greatly simplifies the complex process of choosing a major by leading students through personal, academic and occupational information searches. It offers a natural progression for decision making by using thought-provoking activities to explore themselves before exploring majors. Whether choosing or changing a major, the discovery process examines different perspectives, such as relating interests, skills and values to academic fields of study, searching a national system that identifies many academic majors, and exploring majors available at their own institution. Once specific academic alternatives are identified, a search of occupational information helps students examine the career possibilities that specifically relate to the majors they are considering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137152797
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 3/2/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 295,086
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia N. Gordon is Assistant Dean Emeritus and faculty member at The Ohio State University. She has extensive experience in teaching, administration and counseling in higher education settings. Her bibliography includes many books, book chapters, monographs and journal articles on higher education topics including academic and career counseling.

Susan J. Sears is an educational consultant and emeritus faculty member from The Ohio State University where she taught career development courses for both undergraduate and graduate students. She has written numerous books, book chapters, and journal articles focusing on the career development of adolescents and young adults.

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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.

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