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Welcome Guidance Counselors to SU's Career Center!


I am Charlie Endicott from Career Services.  Thank you for being here and I hope you had fun today and came away with a few items you had not thought about before.

I would like to start by saying thank you for all those wonderful students you have sent us!  You all do a great job and a difficult one.


Services for incoming students:

  1. Click here for "What Can You Do With Your Major?"
  2. Career Counseling
  3. Webpage Resources
  4. Focus  (kooy-career1)
  5. Mentor Network/eRecruiting
  6. Make an Appointment/Part-time Jobs, Text Messaging/Facebook/etc.

Here's a list of things student's can do to explore possible majors. Some are easier than others. Some may take an hour while others take a quarter. Some will work for you and some won't.

  1. Set specific goals. For example, "By the end of this quarter I'll attend information sessions for my top five majors, try to narrow to three, then meet with the department advisers for those majors."
  2. Work with advisers throughout the process.
  3. Look at the list of undergraduate majors.
  4. Attend some information sessions.
  5. Attend a "Choosing Your Major" workshop.
  6. Take a few introductory courses.
  7. Talk with department or college advisers.
  8. Talk with faculty in the major.
  9. Talk with students already declared in the major.
  10. Talk with a pre-major adviser.
  11. Talk with a career counselor.
  12. Talk with family and friends.
  13. Get a job or an internship.
  14. Take the personality/preference tests offered at the Counseling Center.
  15. Do undergraduate research.
  16. Peruse some academic journals in your areas of interest.
  17. Go to an academic conference.
  18. Assess your academic strengths.

-Below you can see what our majors are and the personality codes.

-Always remember you can do different careers with a particular major. Click here to see "Celebrity Majors". Take the quiz and see how good you are when you try to determine a major.


Holland's Codes:

●  Realistic people are usually assertive and competitive, and are interested in activities requiring motor coordination, skill and strength. People with a realistic orientation usually prefer to work a problem through by doing something, rather than talking about it, or sitting and thinking about it. They like concrete approaches to problem solving, rather than abstract theory. They tend to be interested in scientific or mechanical rather than cultural and aesthetic areas. They like to work with THINGS.

●  Investigative people like to think and observe rather than act, to organize and understand information rather than to persuade. They tend to prefer individual rather than people oriented activities. They like to work with DATA.

●  Artistic people are usually creative, open, inventive, original, perceptive, sensitive, independent and emotional. . They do not like structure and rules, like tasks involving people or physical skills, and are more likely to express their emotions than others. They like to think, organize and understand artistic and cultural areas. They like to work with IDEAS and THINGS.

●  Social people seem to satisfy their needs in teaching or helping situations. They are different than R and I Types because they are drawn more to seek close relationships with other people and are less apt to want to be really intellectual or physical. They like to work with PEOPLE.

●  Enterprising people are good talkers, and use this skill to lead or persuade others. They also value reputation, power, money and status, and will usually go after it. They like to work with PEOPLE and DATA

●  Conventional people like rules and regulations and emphasize self-control. They like structure and order, and dislike unstructured or unclear work and interpersonal situations. They place value on reputation, power, or status. They like to work with DATA.

-What do you want to be when your grow up? Click here to take a look. Write down your 3 digit code.

SU Majors and Personality Codes:

ACCOUNTING-CRS

ANTHROPOLOGY-IRE
ART-ASI
-Art Education-ASE
-Art History-AES
-Graphic Design-AES

ATHLETIC TRAINING-SRE
BIOLOGY-IRE
-Biology Education-SAE
-Botany-IRS
-Microbiology-IRS
-Zoology-IRE

BUSINESS -ESC
-Business Education-ESR

CHEMISTRY-IRE
-Biochemistry-IRE
-Chemistry Education-SAI

COMMUNICATION ARTS-EAS
-Journalism-EAS
-Film Production-AIR
-Mass Media-AES

COMPUTER SCIENCE-EIS
CONFLICT ANALYSIS-SEI
ECONOMICS-IAS
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION-SEC
ENGLISH-AES
-English Education-ASE

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE-IRE
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES-SEI
EXERCISE SCIENCE-IRE
FINE ARTS-ASI
FINANCE-ESR
-Financial Planning-ESR

GEOGRAPHY AND GEOSCIENCES-IRE
HEALTH EDUCATION SAE
HISTORY-SEI
-History Education-SAE

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES-IAR
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES-ESI
LAB SCIENCE/MED TECH-ISA
MANAGEMENT-IES
MANAGEMENT INFO SYSTEMS-IRE
MARKETING MANAGEMENT-ESC

MATHEMATICS-IER
-Math Education-SAE
-Statistics-IRE

MUSIC-ASI
-Music Composition-ASI
-Music Education-AES
-Music Composition-AES

NURSING-SIA
-Post RN-ISA

PHILOSOPHY-SAI
PHYSICAL EDUCATION-SER
-Outdoor Education-SRE
-Physical Education Teaching-SER

POLITICAL SCIENCE-SEI
-Applied Politics-SEI
-Environmental Policy-SIE

PSYCHOLOGY-SIE
RESPIRATORY THERAPY-IRS
SOCIAL WORK-SEC
SOCIOLOGY-IES

SPANISH-ASE
-Spanish Education-ASE

THEATRE ASE

2009-2010 Summary of Career Services Annual Report

The highlights of the 2009-2010 academic year are listed below. The number of students we serve, services we offer and partnerships we forge continue to increase every year. The overall numbers tell some of the story:

• Conducted 120 presentations
• Held 2,012 individual student appointments, 300 more than last year
Reviewed via email over 500 resumes uploaded in eRecruiting. Critiqued an additional 1000 resumes in face-to-face meetings with students.
• Hosted 5 Job Fairs, partnering with UMES and the Respiratory Therapy Department
• Communicate 1,000 job and internship opportunities via email to students. Began texting weekly to students who requested this NEW service.
• Over 36 employers conducted 394 on-campus interviews, 30 employers held Information Sessions or hosted information tables on-campus.
• Conducted the First Destination Survey: Every year as students pick up their caps and gowns we set up several computers in the Bookstore for them to complete an online survey that lets us know where they are going after graduation…their “first destination”. Highlights of the data are summarized.
• Over 700 students signed up to receive weekly text messages from the Career Services Office
• 32 Workshops/ Presentations, reaching over 600 students (and over 200 parents)

Technical Advancements:
-New online appointment system
-3933 SU graduates have access to the Alumni Job Network
-962 students who graduate in May have been rolled in to the Alumni Job Network
-Supervised 5 interns
-Created a new Resources page for Slac
-Imported over 7,000 students eRecruiting.
-Created Career Services blog
-Created Career Services Podcast webpage and entered on YouTube
-Created On-campus internship page for faculty intern coordinators
-Created a Video Library for webpage which addresses various career issues
-Created new Orientation registration process
-Placed Career Class in MyClasses
-Developed web registration program that can schedule an event without logging in to eRecruiting
 

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