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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN:: 

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN: EDUCATION: ALTERNATIVE CHOICES to TEACHING

Trends in the Labor Market: 

Trends in the Labor Market The market has taken a hit, yet stays resilient. 10% of respondents will not hire this year. Bachelor’s grads can expect the labor market to remain unchanged from last year Hope is that hiring will pick up

Trends . . . Continued: 

Trends . . . Continued Computer Scientists will see opportunities shrink around 6% while business will increase 5% and liberal arts 16% Ethics & Integrity are the critical skills/competencies being catered to this year

So . . . . . What does this mean to: 

So . . . . . What does this mean to ME?????

Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE”: 

Work Towards becoming the “TOTAL PACKAGE” Communication Skills – verbal, written and listening skills Computer/Technical Aptitudes –A given core skill Leadership – take charge or be a follower Teamwork – working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people

“Total Package” Continued: 

“Total Package” Continued Interpersonal Abilities – How do you relate to others? Inspire others to participate? Mitigate conflict between co-workers?

TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES: 

TOP PERSONAL QUALITIES Communication Skills Honesty/Integrity Teamwork Interpersonal Motivation,Initiative Leadership Strong Work Ethic Analytical Skills Flexibility/adaptability Computer Skills Customer Service Plan/Organize

The Glue That Holds it ALL Together . . .: 

The Glue That Holds it ALL Together . . . Critical Thinking/Problem Solving – identify problems and their solutions Intelligence and Common Sense Willingness to learn quickly and continuously Work Related Experiences

How Do I Gain These Skills?: 

How Do I Gain These Skills? INTERNSHIPS An internship experience provides students the opportunity to apply classroom instruction to work settings. The student intern receives academic credit and in some cases is also paid. Can be from 1 semester to more than one. A student can have more than one internship experience.

Benefits of an Internship: 

Benefits of an Internship Opportunity to apply classroom learning to actual work experience. Opportunity for new “learning” from the work experience. Develop Self-Confidence and Professional Skills. Begin “Networking” Process

ELIGIBILITY PROCESS: 

ELIGIBILITY PROCESS Available at sophomore level Meet minimum credit requirements Required GPA 2.5 Approval by appropriate academic division Fill out internship application, return to Career Services Meet with Marcia Foss Begin work on resume Find a placement

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES: 

PREVIOUS INTERNSHIP SITES Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo Microsoft Great Plains, Fargo Youth Correctional Center, Bismarck Open Door Center, Valley City Melroe, Gwinner Nash Finch, Edward Jones, Security State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt Disney World, Sea World +++++

JOB SHADOW: 

JOB SHADOW Coordinated through Career Services Office Job Shadow someone in a career path that you are interested in One hour to multiple hour experience Example: Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept.

Take Part in Student Campus Activities: 

Take Part in Student Campus Activities Student Government – Senate, Program Bd, Finance Comm., IR Hall Council, Inter-Fraternity/Sorority Council Honor Societies & Special Interests – Viking Ambassadors, FCA, Alpha Chi, PBL Athletics & Intramurals

Campus Activities . . Continued: 

Campus Activities . . Continued Cultural Activities – Art, Community School of Arts, Drama, Foreign Languages, International Opportunities, Medicine Wheel, Music, Planetarium Others – Special Event Committees, Yearbook, Newspaper Jobs – Lab. Assistants

Career Services Activities: 

Career Services Activities Attend Career Fairs – UND & Tri-College in the Fall Minneapolis Field Trip On Campus Company Presentations & Recruiting Events Senior Seminar Class Career Decision Making Class

SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE?: 

SO . . . WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE THERE? There are almost 30,000 different occupations – the average person can do 5,000 different jobs People spend more time selecting the type of new car to buy, than they do on what career path to follow Gallup Poll reports that about half (55%) of today’s employees have no enthusiasm for their work.

TRAINERS:: 

TRAINERS: Institutions/companies hire people to set up training, skills seminars for their employees – need to be able to plan, schedule & hire special consultants

WORLD OF COMPUTERS:: 

WORLD OF COMPUTERS: Programming Computer Consultant Technical Writing Sales Training Computer Education Publishing Production or Publications Word Processing Computer Operator

CAREERS IN PERSONNEL:: 

CAREERS IN PERSONNEL: Benefits or Compensation Assistant Recruiter Employment Interviewer Human Resources Director

CREATIVE CAREERS:: 

CREATIVE CAREERS: Public Relations Specialist Publishing Educational Mterials In-house newsletter writer Radio/TV Advertising Copywriter

EDUCATIONAL & NONPROFIT ORG.:: 

EDUCATIONAL & NONPROFIT ORG.: EDUCATIONAL: College Administration Alumni Financial Aid Head Resident Admissions Career Services Student Activities Grants Writer

Continued . . .: 

Continued . . . NONPROFITS: 40,000 NONPROFIT TRADE ASSOCIATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES IN US Fundraising Educational programming Planning conferences & meetings

CAREERS IN SALES:: 

CAREERS IN SALES: Manufacturer’s Rep Real Estate Insurance Stock Broker Advertising Travel Agent Car Sales Employment Agency/Recruiter

SELF-EMPLOYMENT:: 

SELF-EMPLOYMENT: RESEARCH FUNDING THINK BIG PARTNER

GOVERNMENT:: 

GOVERNMENT: City, County, State, Federal State Dept. of education – 55 state depts. Of education/70 federal agencies supporting education Labor Department – ND Job Service

CAREER TITLES TO EXPLORE:: 

CAREER TITLES TO EXPLORE: Commissioner Compliance Officer Job Developer Legislative Assistant Volunteer – VISTA, Peace Corps

MORE OPTIONS – MAYBE MORE EDUCATION:: 

MORE OPTIONS – MAYBE MORE EDUCATION: Accountant Actuary Affirmative Action Officer Banking careers Collection Agent Quality Assurance Customer Service Rep. Internship Developer Legal Asst/Paralegal Office Mgr.

EDUCATION CAREERS . . MORE EDUCATION NEEDED:: 

EDUCATION CAREERS . . MORE EDUCATION NEEDED: School Counselors School Administrators – Supt., Principals, Athletic Directors Special Education – teachers, administrators

EMERGING CAREERS!!!: 

EMERGING CAREERS!!! Artificial intelligence Benefits analyst Computational linguist Electronic mail technician Information broker Job developer Leisure consultant Retirement counselor Software club director Robot technician Shyness consultant

THE DECISION IS NOW UP TO YOU!: 

THE DECISION IS NOW UP TO YOU! Start taking the steps down your chosen Career Path Today!

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