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This is the only book that provides information on the actual jobs and earning of college graduates in 50 majors. Based on an updated US Census Bureau study for 170,000 college graduates, this handbook offers accurate and helpful information for choosing college majors or deciding what to do with a degree that's already been earned. Readers will discover which majors are the best investment, the job and salary prospects for specific majors, the employment growth rates through 2018 for particular majors, what each major's graduates do on the job, how many of a major's graduates go on to additional education, and more. Now in its third edition, this best-selling title includes completely updated data, tables, and content. New information and tables cover how closely related graduates jobs are to their major; reasons why graduates work in jobs not related to their major; the percentages of graduates in each major working in small, medium, and large organizations; the percentage of graduates in each major working in new businesses; and graduates' levels of job satisfaction when compared to graduates of other majors. Other updated chapters discuss the important steps to take before college to ensure future career success, the earning premium related to a college education, the misinformation that exists about college costs, and the mistaken belief that "sticker price" of college is the final price.
Call Number: GCC Main -- Career & College Collection -- LC5215 .G839 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-01
The purpose of this book is to assist post-traditional students to achieve success in the Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) Department and develop their individualized pathway to earn the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree at Texas State University. Applied baccalaureate degrees incorporate higher-order thinking skills and advanced technical knowledge and skills with applied coursework. BAAS students may also earn college-level credits through prior learning assessment (PLA), evaluating and credentialing knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom. The organization and content of this book provides adult degree program faculty and leaders an example of how one required textbook develops and supports the outcomes and activities in all the core courses of an interdisciplinary degree program designed for post-traditional adult learners. The majority of the students earning the BAAS degree are post-traditional students. They are often defined with some or all of these characteristics: over age 25 years old when starting or returning to college, may not have a traditional high school diploma, enroll part-time, work full-time, are financially independent, have dependents other than a spouse and may be a single parent. These students juggle multiple roles and responsibilities in the family, workplace, and community. Post-traditional students bring rich work/life experiences, may be experiencing personal and/or professional transitions, have clear career goals, and often finance their education. They seek flexible programs including online education, PLA, and accelerated course formats. Thus, post-traditional students want active, collaborative, and interactive learning relevant to career and other roles and goals.
Call Number: GCC Main -- Career & College -- LB2361.5 .L56 2011
Despite economic slowdown, or perhaps because of it, college enrollment is booming. More adults are going back to school to upgrade their skills or change careers entirely. More high school students are entering college, uncertain of what to study but certain they need a degree. The result: more and more students are encountering the obstacle that is choosing a college major. The 12 assessements in College Major Quizzes coach readers through the process of making that decision. By assessing their skills, interest, values, goals, personality, preferences, motives, assumptions, learning styles, and long-term career plans, this book helps readers explore their options, evaluate the merits of each, and choose the college program that fits them and their career goals best. The quizzes are easy to take, score, and interpret, and each chapter contains checklists and activities to help readers make the most of their results. In addition, the book includes brief descriptions of the 100 most common college majors, making it easy for students to research their options and confirm their choices.
Call Number: GCC Main & Online -- Career & College -- LB2361.5 .S528 2011
This completely updated resource covers nearly 50 majors total for the six personality types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. A self-assessment helps readers quickly determine their personality type. Next, more than 90 "best majors" lists reveal the 10 best majors overall for each personality type plus many must-know facts and figures not found elsewhere. Other "best majors" lists for each personaility type include the best majors ranked by potential pay and growth of their related occupations; best majors at the bachelor's and higher degree levels; and best majors for men, for women, for part-time jobs, or for self-employment. Bonus lists reveal the best majors for introverts, extroverts, persistent people, stress-tolerant people, detail-oriented people, innovators, and analytical thinkers. The college majors are organized by personality type and described in an easy-to-digest format with information on typical sequences of high school and college courses, specializations in the major, related Classification of Instructional Programs, full descriptions of related jobs, earnings, growth, openings, verbal and math skill ratings, and other helpful details.
Call Number: GCC Main -- Career & College -- LB2337.4 .G38 2012
"What an awesome read. Ken is able to tackle such an important topic in our time while captivating the audience with such an interesting story. Ken truly shows us a better way."—Mellisa Anthony, student"At a time when tuition for higher education has become a burden to many, Ken has written clear, biblical based, and practical principles for debt free college education. He has put his wisdom and experience into a must-read."—Joseph Gathuru, software engineer"This is truly a goldmine, with over twenty money-saving tips at the end of each chapter, not to mention an amazing story of courage and determination, this read is totally worth it."—Sarah Kaman, businesswoman
Call Number: GCC Main & North -- Career & College Collection -- LB2350.5 .O77 2015
High school students who get average grades and don't ace the SAT or ACT discover that an exceptional college education is by no means beyond their reach with this guide. Along with information on what to look for in a college and what colleges look for in their students besides grades, this college reference provides details on more than 175 colleges that make it a point to help students who have not achieved a stellar GPA and includes information on whether colleges feature extra tutoring, help from professors, and distance-learning programs. Advice on the application process emphasizes the schools that look beyond GPA to the extracurricular activities and community involvement at which many average students excel. Quelling both students' and parents' fears about finding a good education with a less-than-perfect academic record, this guide makes it clear that it is always possible. This updated edition has new data on student life, financial aid and costs, deadlines, and admissions information.
Call Number: GCC Main, North, & Online -- Career & College Collection -- HD6277 .T46 2013
Contrary to what students, and society, are conditioned to think, obtaining a college degree does not automatically result in a job, let alone a dream career. In the last year, alone, half of college graduates are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge. Authors Tori Randolph Terhune, a gainfully-employed young college graduate herself, and Betsy A. Hays, a college professor, show readers what they can do in college to successfully pave the way for future employment in Land Your Dream Career. The authors provide eleven easy-to-follow strategies for effectively using time on campus to start building a career. Terhune and Hays leads students through content designed to help students set themselves up for success, without focusing on grades or papers. The 11 steps include tips about how students can become experts in their fields, build their brand, get involved in and outside the classroom, allow for wiggle room, network, follow the 75/25 rule (75% thinking, 25% doing) and use new media, such as social networking and blogging, to launch their career. Any student looking for that connection from college to getting to their dream career needs to read Land Your Dream Career. Terhune and Hays make it known that landing a good job is not impossible
Call Number: GCC Main & North -- Career & College Collection -- LB2328 .S61 2012
Get a good education without massive debt, and enter a field that′s actually hiring In coming years, millions of great jobs will be opening up in growth areas like advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, health care, information technology, and sustainable energy. These jobs can pay as well as, or much better than, the average income for four-year college graduates. They generally offer high levels of day-to-day satisfaction. And the path to all of them begins in the community colleges. In The Community College Career Track, Tom Snyder gives young people and their parents, as well as mid-life career changers, a practical, inspiring guide to taking that path and completing it successfully. The old model of a bachelor′s degree leading to a good job and career has broken down for large numbers of young people, many of whom graduate college only to work in a career that doesn′t require a degree. Meanwhile, millions of productive American white collar and blue-collar workers have been laid off and need retraining for second careers. This book helps you find a new way forward. Offers insights on how to save money over a lifetime through an affordable college education that provides high-paying jobs Author Tom Snyder is the president of Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana′s statewide community college system and the largest singly accredited community college system in the country Author Tom Snyder has confronted the education-jobs mismatch from both sides, first as a highly successful business executive and now as an award-winning educator. Follow his efficient, affordable, and rewarding path to a great career and a satisfying life.