Are you a college student worried about the job market and wondering how you’re going to find a job?
Maybe you’re the parent of a college student concerned about what your son or daughter is going to “do” with that degree?
Perhaps you’re a college administrator or faculty member wondering how you can help your students get the most out of their degree.
You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career is available at book sellers everywhere, including:
You Majored in What? Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career (Plume 2010) is designed for college students and recent graduates who are seeking a way to work through the chaos of their the college student in mind
At a time when college costs are rising and the economy presents challenges to even the most skilled workers, it seems like everyone is questioning college majors which aren’t career-specific or which seem to be a waste of time or resources. Is there really any value in pursuing a major that doesn’t lead directly to a specific career? You bet there is. Liberal arts majors and other non-vocational majors offer students an opportunity to learn a new perspective, to look at their career from a different angle, and provide creativity and strong skills valued in the workplace.
I wrote You Majored in What? because for more than twenty years, students have been asking me the question that incites panic as graduation looms: “What can I do with my major?”
The answer is contained in my Wise Wanderings career coaching system, a comprehensive system of creative exercises that help young job seekers first appreciate and then articulate their education and experiences to employers.
- What if you had a way to organize your past so that you could see your future more clearly?
- What if you could create mindsets that would help you beat the competition in a tight job market?
- What if there was a simple way to help you identify what makes you special and interesting to employers?
- What if you could discover key threads and themes running through your life that would lead you to a career?
- Appreciate and articulate the value of their degree regardless of the field they plan to work in
- Make the connections between their studies and the workplace
- Impress employers with their knowledge and skills
- Identify their skills and create a plan to acquire the skills they need
- Map out a concrete plan for achieving their dreams
- Analyze and correct the problems which might keep them from attaining their goals
- Develop a supportive network
- Stay motivated and inspired to do more than they thought possible