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35 Ways to Discover a Major

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ISBN-10: 0547052308

ISBN-13: 9780547052304

Edition: 6th 2008

Authors: Kathleen Hartman

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Deciding on a major can be a challenge. This workbook guides undecided students as they search for majors--and, ultimately, careers--that match their goals, interests, strengths, and learning styles.Flexible and user-friendly, the text allows students to pick and choose exercises that address their own personal interests, and covers topics not found in other student success books. Thirty-five activities speak to a diverse group of students with different learning styles.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Dr. Kathleen Hartman is currently a Professor in the Department of Advisement at Kutztown University and is a faculty advisor in the Advising Center for Undeclared students, where she has also developed and taught first-year seminar courses and a portfolio seminar for non-traditional students seeking credit for life experience. She also develops programming specifically for undecided students. She holds a doctorate from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Her research includes college transition, student retention, and success strategies. She received the 2007 NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) National Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit in Advising, Primary Role…    

Starting Your Journey toward a Major Introduction
Why Are You Undeclared?
A "Reality Check" List
Who Are You?
When Have You Felt Successful?
What Do You Fear?
What Do You Value?
Connecting Values to Majors and Careers
What Majors Are Out There?
And How Important Is a Major Anyway?
Breaking Down Preconceived Notions about Majors and Careers
"What's My Major?"
Another Round of "What's My Major' with a Twist
Doing What You Love: A Myth or a Real Possibility?
Linking Skills (Not Majors) to Careers
Starting Small, Thinking Big (Linking College Courses to Skills)
Skills and Majors: Many Intersections
One Product, Many Majors (Taking a Closer Look to See the Broader Picture)
One Experience, Many Majors (Taking a Closer Look to See the Broader Picture)
Identifying and Eliminating Stereotypes about Careers
Finding the Real Answers to "What Do
Will I Love to Do?
Your Own Interest
Major Matrix: A Look at Many Intersections on the Road to a Major
Choosing a Reading: What Does It Say about You?
Your Top Five Dream Jobs: Finding the Real Possibilities
Completing an Experience Shopping List: What Does It Say about You?
Or: Making Decisions Now to Make Future Decisions
Discovering Majors and Careers in New Places
Finding a Career in the Newspaper: A Current Events Treasure Hunt
What's Wrong with This Picture?
Reality Versus Fiction in Movie and TV Careers
What Does This Person Do? (Creating a Mini Encyclopedia of Careers You May Never Knew Existed)
Studying into a Major: Linking How You Study to What You Might Like to Do
How about Hobbies? (Where They Can Lead)
Writinginto a Major
What Activity Helped You The Most?
What Have You Learned about Yourself?
What Have You Learned about Majors?
What Have You Learned about Careers?
A Personal Inventory of Possible Majors and Careers
Where Do You Go from Here?
Conducting Research and Gaining Experience
Thinking about Job Shadowing
Thinking about Internships
Continuing the Journey: (Keeping a "Travel Log")