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Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major

How to Confidently Pick Your Ideal Path

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Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major
ISBN: 978-1-59357-864-0

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College students are often fraught with indecision about their identities, their futures, and their interests. Without help, this uncertainty can cause students to panic—particularly when they are being pressured to define their college majors.

This new guide helps college students make that decision and many more with confidence and ease. It addresses the problems many undeclared students have, including the fear of making the wrong decision, little awareness of their skills and interests, and a lack of information about majors and careers.

First, readers will learn about the key components of a college major decision. Next, they will quickly and systematically pinpoint the best majors for their interest and skills. Finally, readers will learn more about the college majors that interest them most, as well as careers that relate to these majors.

Packed with information, this book covers 120 majors that link to 250 careers. Author Laurence Shatkin gives readers an overview of each college major and provides additional information about specializations in the majors, the typical sequence of high school and college courses, and related CIP program codes—everything students need to know to overcome panic and lay the foundation for a rich and rewarding education.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Parts of a Major Decision
Chapter 2: Pursue Your Personality Type
Chapter 3: Use Your Skills
Chapter 4: Build on Your Favorite High School Courses
Chapter 5: Make a Hot List of Majors and Careers
Chapter 6: Browse College Majors and Related Careers

Author Bio

Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., is one of the nation’s leading occupational experts and appears regularly on national news programs and in major print publications to share his expertise about trends in the world of work. He is a senior product developer at JIST Publishing, has 30 years of experience in the career information field, and is an award-winning career information systems developer.

He has been a researcher and developer at Educational Testing Service, where he helped develop the SIGI Plus computer-based career information system. He oversaw the updating and enhancement of the SIGI PLUS database for more than 15 years. He has served as a board member and as president of the Association of Computer-based Systems for Career Information. Shatkin also is a member of the National Career Development Association and a frequent presenter at its conferences.

Shatkin is the media’s go-to source for up-to-the-minute occupational information and has appeared on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, ABC News Now, the FOX Business Channel’s Money for Breakfast, CNN’s American Morning, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many more television and radio shows across the nation. He has been quoted in major print publications including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Publishers Weekly—just to name a few.

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

“This bible for choosing the right major will help guide you to figure out what you might like to do with the rest of your school life as well as what field of work you could step into.”
—Campus Circle

“I really liked how this book helped me discover the careers and majors that I'd be good at and enjoy. There was also some very helpful research—especially the part about predicted job openings and salaries....I'd recommend this book to anyone who's planning to go to college or is searching for a satisfying career.”
—Hilary L., 17, for School Library Journal’s e-newsletter SLJTeen