Making a Major Change

Changing Your Major

Why now?

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Bored Doing poorly Keep asking about other majors Didn’t give it much thought Just keep thinking about it!

Need a Change?

Which Major Leads to that Career?
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Financial Representative Realtor Insurance Agent Archaeologist

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A. Math B. Entrepreneurship C. History D. Finance E. Sociology F. Economics

Career/Major Match Answers

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Financial Representative (Finance, Math, Entrepreneurship & Economics) Realtor (Entrepreneurship) Insurance Agent (All of the Above) Archaeologist (History & Sociology)

A Major Doesn’t….
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Define your skills and abilities Guarantee happiness and/or success Define your career path Limit your transferable skills

Types of Majors
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Arts Education Nursing Civil Engineering

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History Psychology Business

Some Definitions Career Occupation Job Major

Questions to Ask
 Who am I?  Where am I going?  How do I get there?

Who am I?
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Interests Preferences Aptitudes Skills Achievements Values

“When it comes to choosing a life path, you should do what you love — because if you don't love it, you are unlikely to work hard enough to get very good. “ Freakanomics Team

Isn’t there a test I can take?
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Measuring “you” Let it do its job Clues One size doesn’t fit all Mix it up Online and face-to-face

Adapted from What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard M. Bolles

Making Good Decisions

Self-talk Self-awareness Being aware of and controlling my self-talk

Where am I going?

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Career Information Labor Market Information Career Research Short & Long Range Goals

How do I get there?
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Skills to develop Education & Training Self-marketing Interviewing Networking Resume Writing

Limited access programs
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Business Education Engineering Nursing

Now What?
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Appointment Website Career Library Attend the Majors Fair in the Fall Take EDUC x210

Academic Counseling & Career Services
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Undeclared Exploratory Pre-Business Pre-OLS (Organizational Leadership & Supervision) Pre-Education

*After you declare your major you are advised through the college

Sources

University of South Florida, Center for Academic Advising. (2007, Janury 15). Retrieved January 19, 2007, from Advising Handbook for New Freshmen Students Web site: Bolles, Richard N. (2003). What color is your parachute: A practical manual for job hunters and career changers. Ten Speed Press. Campaigne, David (Ed.). (2006). Experience USF. Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing. Schutt, D. A. (1999). How to Plan and Develop A Career Center. Chicago: Ferguson Publishing Company. Vogt, Peter (2006). Five Signs You Should Change Your Major. Retrieved January 20, 2007, from FastWeb Website:http://www.fastweb.com/fastweb/resources/ articles/index/104282

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