You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career

by Katharine Brooks
     
 

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as revolutionary as What Color Is Your Parachute?, this career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of America's top college career counselors

With the job market in flux, young people face The Question: what are you going to do with that major?

In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks provides a roadSee more details below

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as revolutionary as What Color Is Your Parachute?, this career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of America's top college career counselors

With the job market in flux, young people face The Question: what are you going to do with that major?

In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks provides a road map for twenty-somethings, replacing obsolete thinking that major = career," and instead using positive psychology, mapping techniques, and experimental wanderings to help job seekers reframe their skills. Brooks provides effective strategies to help readers mine their academic and life experiences for new insights into landing jobs with the best employers, and finding alternatives when the situation calls for a Plan B.

You Majored in What? offers a practical and proven approach to reframing experiences, discovering overlooked opportunities, and finding a true calling, regardless of your undergraduate major or the state of the job market.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101050439
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,018,370
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Jaye R. Roseborough
"Kate Brooks addresses the key challenges faced by many college students as they attempt to bridge the chasm between sixteen years of education and the largely unknown world of work. You Majored in What? is truly a great guide for the soon-to-be-launched student. At a time when all job-hunters are going to need to raise their level of job-getting skills, Kate Brooks has provided the liberal arts grad with exactly what they need to compete and succeed."--(Jaye R. Roseborough, Executive Director, Career Services, Middlebury College)
James H. Madison
"You Majored in What? is a lifeline for parents and students who value a liberal arts education. Katharine Brooks offers smart and accessible insights that turn the apparent chaos of a liberal arts major into a "wandering map" to illuminate many routes toward a fulfilling career and life."--(James H. Madison, Professor of History and Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program, Indiana University)
Carolyn Couch
"A fresh and encouraging voice in the liberal arts job search wilderness. Extremely helpful exercises and examples. Will be very useful to both students and career counselors. I plan to use it a lot"--(Carolyn Couch, Associate Director of Career Services, Wake Forest University)
Julie Jansen
"In times like these it's crucial to look at entering the workplace from a whole new perspective and You Majored in What? accomplishes this! Who cares what your college major is? What is more important are your dreams, values and strengths and this book helps any young person figure these things out and find a career that fits. Buy it now! It's great!"--(Julie Jansen author of I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know it's Not This!)
Paul Binkley
"Students of all ages will gain valuable insight into their own interests, goals, and career aspirations from this book, even if all they do is skim the first 2 chapters. You Majored in What? helps young people find the connections between their interests and the inexhaustible career options available to them. This book should be sent to every student with their letter of admission or given to every first-year student at the start of orientation. I hope to share it with my graduate students."--(Paul Binkley, Director Career Development Services, The George Washington University)

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