ERIC Number: ED288171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
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Choice or Chance: A Career Decision-Making Workshop for Undecided Majors.
Jackson, Gregory C.; And Others
Choice or Chance: A Career Decision-Making Workshop for Undecided Majors is a 5-session, 10-hour workshop which provides college students with a viable structure for self-evaluation and information gathering. The workshop is intended for undecided college students who will learn a process for making effective decisions and how to apply that process to choosing an appropriate major and related career direction. The first session establishes a foundation that includes recognizing internal and external barriers, dispelling myths and unrealistic aspirations, encouraging reality testing, and providing a model for the process of choosing a major or career. The second session introduces self-assessment and focuses on transferrable, work-content, and self-management skills. The third session involves a discussion of personality factors which relate to major/career choice and an examination of work values. The fourth session addresses interests and the final phase of self-assessment and begins the process of synthesis. The final session consists of individual verbal reports from each participant, which include tentative conclusions and up to three major/career options being considered. Group members and leaders assist participants in evaluating their conclusions and developing an action plan. (Activities and materials for the workshop are outlined for each session.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association for Counseling and Development (Los Angeles, CA, February 12-15, 1987).