ERIC Number: ED298378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
College Majors and Careers: A Resource Guide for Effective Life Planning.
This document was written as a reference guide for students, counselors, parents, teachers, and educators in general. It attempts to explain the role of the college major and its impact upon the career planning process, and it encourages students to compare the factors which led them to select certain majors with careers which naturally flow from those majors. For each of the 61 college majors and career fields listed in the book, there are sections which: (1) provide a general definition of the major field including some of the areas of specialization within it; (2) list related occupations and the minimum level of education generally associated with each occupation; (3) identify some related avocational and leisure-time activities; (4) present a partial list of related skills; (5) list some values and personal attributes generally associated with the field of study; (6) cite books and articles which provide additional information related to the major and its career options; and (7) list professional associations related to the subject or field which may distribute additional information. Appendices include descriptions of selected occupations, definitions of selected skill statements, definitions of values and personal attributes, lists of college majors and related high school courses, the number of degrees awarded by fields, and a list of publishers of resources cited in the book. A bibliography of 132 items is included. (NB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, College Students, Decision Making, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Planning, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Educational Objectives
Garrett Park Press, P.O. Box 190B, Garrett Park, MD 20896 ($15.00; $14.00 if prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A