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
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.
here for "What Can You Do With Your Major?"
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.
- 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."
- Work with advisers throughout the
- Look at the list of undergraduate
- Attend some information sessions.
- Attend a "Choosing Your Major"
- Take a few introductory courses.
- Talk with department or college
- Talk with faculty in the major.
- Talk with students already declared in
- Talk with a pre-major adviser.
- Talk with a career counselor.
- Talk with family and friends.
- Get a job or an internship.
- Take the personality/preference tests offered at the Counseling Center.
- Do undergraduate research.
- Peruse some academic journals in your areas
- Go to an academic conference.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
-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:
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE-IRE
GEOGRAPHY AND GEOSCIENCES-IRE
HEALTH EDUCATION SAE
LAB SCIENCE/MED TECH-ISA
MANAGEMENT INFO SYSTEMS-IRE
-Physical Education Teaching-SER
2009-2010 Summary of Career Services
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
• Over 36 employers conducted 394 on-campus
interviews, 30 employers held Information
Sessions or hosted information tables
• 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
• Over 700 students signed up to receive
weekly text messages from the Career
• 32 Workshops/ Presentations, reaching over 600
students (and over 200 parents)
-New online appointment system
-3933 SU graduates have access to the Alumni Job
-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
-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