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College Majors Scorecard

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Package of 25
College Majors Scorecard
ISBN: 978-1-59357-467-3
$68.95
Online: Includes 25 attempts
College Majors Scorecard - JIST Gateway online assessment – access key delivered via email
ISBN: 978-1-63332-229-5
$68.95
Sample
College Majors Scorecard
ISBN: CMSSAM
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Online sample
College Majors Scorecard - JIST Gateway online assessment – access key delivered via email
ISBN: JST001237
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Copyright: 2008 JIST Works

Size: 8.5 x 11

Author(s):
Neeta P. Fogg, Ph.D., Paul E. Harrington, Ed.D., and Thomas F. Harrington, Ph.D.

Overview
Self-scoring, self-interpreting, consumable, no other components needed.

Eighty percent of college-bound students have yet to choose a major, according to Dr. Fritz Grupe, founder of MyMajors.com. Fifty percent of those who do declare a major end up changing it, often more than once. A four-year college degree is hard enough to get in four years, and changing majors often leads to additional years of schooling, with all the tuition and loans such additions entail.

Current and future college students can benefit from any tools to help them find a major that is a good fit. The College Majors Scorecard (CMS) does just that. This 147-item assessment leads directly to the 49 majors most common at colleges across the country. Based on the kinds of work activities that each major is most likely to lead to, the CMS helps students pick a major by making a connection between their knowledge and abilities, their choice of major, and their future career options.

Using an innovative, detachable scorecard design, the CMS is easy to score and easy to interpret. In addition, it provides suggestions and worksheets for further research and matches up directly with the College Majors Handbook, also published by JIST.

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Author Bio

Neeta P. Fogg, Ph.D., is an economist at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University. Her research has focused on the relationships among educational attainment, academic ability, and labor market outcomes for the U.S. Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Education. Fogg often speaks on youth-related labor market issues to a variety of workforce and education-related audiences.

Paul Harrington, Ed.D., is an economist at the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University who specializes in the economics of education and career development. He often speaks on youth-related labor market issues to a variety of workforce and education-related audiences.

Thomas Harrington, Ph.D., is a counseling psychologist who teaches vocational psychology, career counseling, and cognitive and personality assessment courses. Harrington has received The Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association (NCDA). This award is considered NCDA’s highest honor and is awarded at the annual conference each summer. Thomas Harrington is a frequent speaker at regional, national, and international career development conferences.

For the past several years, these authors have been involved in a labor market information training program in Rhode Island funded by the Department of Labor. Part of this program provided training to guidance counselors, teachers, and others working with high school students on a variety of college enrollment and career decision-making issues. The sessions with these groups used the College Majors Handbook as the basis for a key segment of the training. The College Majors Handbook was positively received by those who attended the training.

For interview requests or questions about any of these authors, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.