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6 - From The Career Resource Center: 'Exploring Majors'

From the Career Resource Center: 'Exploring Majors'
Register for INTR 300B

Career Resource Center
Shaw Center, Room 101
832-2590

 

The mission of the Career Resource Center is to collaborate with faculty to provide students and alumni with the guidance and resources necessary to enhance their skills in career planning and exploration, job search strategies, and preparation for professional careers or graduate school as contributing citizens of a dynamic global society.

  • Attend one or more Career Exploration event(s) and find out more about majors of interest to you. Please go to the following link for more information and a schedule of specific events: Career Center Events
  • Register for the Career Passages Certificate program. This 4-year career development program will help you get started with you career plan including selecting your major, gaining practical experience while in school, and obtaining a professional position or enrolling in a graduate program after graduation. Please check out the Career Passages link above.

Want some help exploring various majors at Westminster College?

Come into the Career Resource Center in Shaw 101 and meet with an expert counselor.

How do I explore your major choices?

Come into the Career Library in Shaw 101 and look through our Career Counseling and Planning section. Books are available to help you determine what careers are related to various majors. Career counselors are also available to provide individual help - call for an appointment.

Interested in self exploration assessments?

Career Resource Center counselors can administer a variety of assessments to help you determine your interests, skills, and preferences (most are free of charge!). This information is crucial as you look at options.

What kind of work experience will I need?

Books and handouts are available in the Career Resource Center to help you with your search and with designing your resume. Counselors are always available to answer questions and discuss your major and career related concerns.

Take this course in the fall of your Sophomore Year!

Sophomore Solutions: Major to Career (INTR 300B - 2 credit hours)

This interactive course is designed especially for sophomores as they make important decisions about major choices and career directions. Students begin matching skills with major areas of study and possible career objectives and prepare a comprehensive academic plan and portfolio to help them achieve these goals. This course will help students determine interests and explore strengths and weaknesses to help identify majors of interest. Through assessment, reflective writing, career exploration, and discussion, students will articulate goals, skills, interests, and competencies to provide a better understanding of what is important as they move toward formally declaring a major.