Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making by Virginia N. GordonSelecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making by Virginia N. Gordon

Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision Making

byVirginia N. Gordon, Susan J. Sears

Paperback | February 6, 2009

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This book greatly simplifies the complex process of choosing a major by leading students through personal, academic and occupational information searches.  It offers a natural progression for decision making by using thought-provoking activities to explore themselves before exploring majors. Whether choosing or changing a major, the discovery process examines different perspectives, such as relating interests, skills and values to academic fields of study, searching a national system that identifies many academic majors, and exploring majors available at their own institution.  Once specific academic alternatives are identified, a search of occupational information helps students examine the career possibilities that specifically relate to the majors they are considering.

Virginia N. Gordon is Assistant Dean Emeritus and faculty member at The Ohio State University.  She has extensive experience in teaching, administration and counseling in higher education settings.  Her bibliography includes many books, book chapters, monographs and journal articles on higher education topics including academic and car...
Title:Selecting a College Major: Exploration and Decision MakingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 10.7 × 8.1 × 0.4 inPublished:February 6, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0137152795

ISBN - 13:9780137152797


Table of Contents


UNIT ONE: Taking Stock.

UNIT TWO: Exploring Self.

UNIT THREE: Exploring Majors.

UNIT FOUR: Exploring Occupations.

UNIT FIVE: Making a Decision.

UNIT SIX: Implementing Your Decision.

Appendix: The Job Search: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Preparation.