Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making / Edition 5

Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making / Edition 5

by Virginia N. Gordon, Susan Sears, Susan J. Sears
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130395854

ISBN-13: 9780130395856

Pub. Date: 02/28/2003

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options.

A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well

Overview

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options.

A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well as occupational information searches. Through thought-provoking activities, they can explore their academic, career, and personal interests and goals. Students can investigate academic majors from many perspectives, including a search of majors in general, majors on their campus, and majors based on their academic and occupational interests. Highlights of this text include:

  • A Natural Decision-Making Progression. Students are directly and personally involved in activities that involve exploration, reflection, and choice.
  • Extensive Major Exploration. Three distinct approaches help students narrow their List to realistic alternatives.
  • Incorporation of Academic and Career Interests, Abilities, and Values. Self-assessment gives students information on which to base their choice of a major.
  • Formulation of a Graduation Plan. Students use their academic transcripts to summarize all they have Learned and develop a plan for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130395856
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.28(d)

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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