Fully revised and updated in 2017, the revolutionary career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of the U.S.’s top career counselors “So what are you going to do with your major?” It’s an innocent question that can haunt students from high school to graduate school and beyond. Relax. Your major is just the starting point for designing a meaningful future. In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks shows you a creative, fun, and intelligent way to figure out what you want to do and how to get it—no matter what you studied in college. You will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go. Using techniques and ideas that have guided thousands of college students to successful careers, Dr. Brooks will teach you to outsmart and outperform your competition, with more Wisdom Builders and an easily applied career development process. No matter what career you aspire to, You Majored in What? offers a practical, creative, and successful approach to finding your path to career fulfillment.
Your guide to glide from campus to career You've probably never seen a help wanted ad seeking an "English major." But if you're considering majoring in English or have an English degree, don't let that discourage you. Many interesting and exciting positions are available for people with your skills--including some that will surprise you. This book gives you what you need to seize those opportunities. It goes beyond basic, generic job primers to include: * Advice on college and curriculum choices--courses, internships, and more * Tips to energize your job search * Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them * Up-close and professional input from a publisher, journalist, speech writer, librarian, and literary agent * Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments * Extensive additional resources including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more With practical information plus enlightening perspectives from professionals who have already put their English degrees to work, What Can You Do with a Major in English? helps you determine the type of job you really want. Then, whether you're just starting college, close to graduation, or already in the workforce and looking for a more rewarding position, you can make decisions that will speed you toward your career goals.
Your guide to glide from campus to career Ready to proceed beyond lesson plans to a career plan? This book analyzes college curriculum and employment options for you! Whether you're considering majoring in education, have your degree and want to get a job, or want to change careers, this is your definitive guide to opportunities that capitalize on an education degree. It includes: * Advice on college and curriculum choices--courses, internships, and more * Tips to energize and expand your job search * Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them * Real-world input from an assistant principal, rabbi, curriculum designer, museum educator, tutoring center owner, and textbook author * Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments * Extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more What Can You Do with a Major in Education? answers your questions about everything from the skills and licenses required to the perks, peeves, and pay you can expect. It alerts you to career opportunities outside the classroom. It helps you make the grade and land the job you want.
Your guide to glide from campus to career This book helps you get from the lab to life! Whether you're considering majoring in biology, choosing a college or classes, or already have your degree and your lab coat, this is your definitive guide to diverse career opportunities, some of which you probably haven't considered. It goes beyond the basics to address specific concerns of biology majors with valuable information, including: * Advice on college and curriculum choices---- courses, internships, advanced degrees, and more * Tips to energize and expand your job search * Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them * Eye-opening, objective information from a healthcare professional, education and outreach program manager, zookeeper, science reporter, healthcare attorney, and public health consultant * Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments * Extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more * Licensing requirements Learn what your peers in the work world like about their jobs--and what they don't. Learn about the routes they took and the mistakes they made. Then you'll be prepared to thoroughly examine your options and chart your course to success!
CONQUERING COLLEGE: WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU differs from most "how-to-succeed-in-college" books by going far beyond university catolog and freshman and transfer student Orientation descriptions of college and how succeed in college and beyond. Chapter 1 informs readers of the four most commons ways that students choose to go about experiencing college, and the consequences - both positive and negative - of choosing one way, as opposed to another. Chapter 2 focuses on the four most common types of professors, and gives tips on how to thrive under each type. Subsequent chapters focus on choosing the right major, guidance counselors, the relative importance of grades, winning and losing the good will of professors, what the course syllabi tell, misuages of email, the halo effect, sleep, and how to get glowing letters of recommendation that lead to admission to either graduate or professional schools or post-graduation employment. These chapters also carry conversations with college graduates willing to discuss the extent to which - and the reasons why - they feel they did or did not leave college a success. And they contain conversations with professors willing to discuss the criteria - other than exam scores and term paper grades - they use in determining final student grades, and for whom they will write the most glowing letters of recommendation
Your guide to glide from campus to career Make sure you get a good ROI (Return on Investment) from your college courses and career choices. Whether you're a student pounding the books or a graduate pounding the pavement, What Can You Do with a Major in Business? alerts you to diverse job options, some of which you probably haven't considered. It addresses specific concerns of business majors with valuable information, including: * Advice on college and curriculum choices--courses, internships, advanced degrees, and more * Tips to energize and expand your job search * Profiles of real graduates, their jobs, and how they got them * Objective audits of their careers from the manager of a recreational facility, a city/county administrator, a marketing field representative, a public relations specialist, and an import/export broker * Overviews of typical salary levels, hours, and work environments * Extensive additional resources, including Web sites, professional organizations, periodicals, and more With practical information and enlightening insight from your peers in business careers, this book helps you analyze opportunities and choose a career that lets you make the most of your assets. Bottom line, that's the key to success.
This inspirational book will boost your confidence in your future and energize you to attain the grades you desire, an excellent job, and emotional security. It will provide you with insights you would take years of experience to acquire. Whether you are doing well or poorly in college, this book will rouse your desire to be more dynamic and will show you how to get higher grades on exams and papers. It will: · Advise you on how to read and study more efficiently, manage your courses brilliantly, and choose the major that is optimal for you· Motivate you to boost your career or graduate school prospects by the perceptive choice of courses, course assignments, and extracurricular activities· Show you how to seek and get powerful letters of recommendation and how to manage your senior year and job search to gain the most success after college Its chapters like "How to increase your capacity to work," "How to overcome personal difficulties," and "How to keep organized and save time" will be of great value throughout your life. This book was written to inspire you to action so that you get the best in life. Go for it!
Whether you’re is a college junior facing the LSATs, a senior sitting with disappointing test scores, or someone who has always dreamed of a career in the law, there is too much at stake not to ask the hard questions about what lies ahead. How to Get into Law School will tell you all you need to know about: Choosing and applying to law school The law school admission test (LSAT) and law school applications Getting into law school Suceeding as a student Finding career fulfillment In How to Get Into Law School, Susan Estrich lends her unique point of view and far-ranging experience-as ace law student, tenured professor, renowned legal scholar and analyst-to the life and career questions applicants will face, and answers them in the frank, no-nonsense manner that is her trademark. Featuring anecdotes from admissions directors, professors, veteran attorneys, and adventurous students alike, How to Get Into Law School lays out the facts on: Applications Essays Getting Scholarships Community service The Rigors of Studying Surviving Interviews Finding Employment If you’re considering going to law school, this is your indispensable how-to guide.