This resource can help you connect majors with careers. An outline of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities is provided for each major. Website links that provide related information about listed majors and careers are also available.
The Ohio Career Information System is a tool for career exploration and is available to all Ohio educators. OCIS provides some of the most current information to help with career and educational planning. It can provide detailed, up-to-date descriptions of occupations and schools. You will need your school's username and password to login to OCIS.
Ohio University Career Services provides step-by-step suggestions for exploring a career of interest including: self-assessment; exploring options; getting experience; and planning for the future. While some of the links on this site are restricted, the information should prove helpful for students.
Most universities have an Office of Career Services to assist students and alumni with the career development and job search process. It is important that students start thinking about career development early in their academic career. Career services provides major and career advising, job search assistance, online career development and job search resources, workshops, and three annual career fairs. Use this link to show your students some of the support services available to them when they go on to college.
Find occupations that require education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Suggestions for Viewing
To maximize student engagement and learning it is recommended that teachers show only one My (Future) Life Career video during a session, and that each showing follows a protocol similar to the one suggested below. The use of this protocol provides teachers with an evaluation tool to gauge student interest and learning:
Are students more knowledgeable of the STEM career?
Do they have a better understanding of how to prepare for their future life in a specific career?
Do they have a deeper interest in pursuing a STEM career?
Conduct a pre-viewing discussion with the students using the pre/post assessment questions provided for each career video
Provide students the handout with the Essential Questions developed for the specific My (Future) Lifecareer video to guide their learning as they view the career video
Conclude with a post-viewing discussion using the same assessment questions with the class.
Pre/Post Student Assessment
Pre/Post Assessment of Student Content and Attitudinal Knowledge Essential Questions to Guide Your Students’ Learning
DATA COMMUNICATION -Dr. Julio Arauz - Information and Telecommunication Systems (ITS)