Choosing a Major/Career

  Courses

Me Myself and My Major

 "Me, Myself and My Major” is a two-credit course designed to help first-year students and sophomores learn about themselves and how to investigate potentially satisfying major and career options. Learning objectives include indentifying interests, skills, values and personality traits; increasing knowledge of various majors and colleges available at Warren Wilson; learning basic search strategies related to finding internships, part-time jobs and volunteer opportunites; locating and utilizing academic and career informational resources; developing decision-making and goal-setting skills.

 Class topics include:

Career Myths, Warren Wilson Majors, Using the Catalog, Strong Interest Inventory, Work and Lifestyle Values, Personality and Career, Skills and Abilities, Gaining Experience, Researching Majors and Careers, Decision-making, Goal Setting.

 Me, Myself and My Future

 This course is offered terms 1 and 3 and is targeted primarily to junior and seniors interested in answering the “What are you going to do with that major?” question and identifying the necessary actions, steps and tools to make it a reality. The goal of this two-credit course is to equip Warren Wilson students with the knowledge and tools to identify what they WANT to do with their major and to take the appropriate action steps leading towards lifelong success.

 Class topics include:

Identifying and evaluating possible career paths, communicating the value of your major and skill set to employers through resumes/cover letters, interviews, and networking, planning and applying for graduate school and transitioning into the world of work.

Selecting a Major Handbook