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I love animals. More importantly, I love cats. And by love I really mean obsessed.
You might start to see a trend in my blog posts during the #creativeCover contest.
This is my week’s favorite: “Bright Eyes”
Of course everyone’s favorite time in a Cat’s life is when they are kittens. Small, cute, cuddly, little fluff balls! This is when they tend to have bright, bold, and blue eyes. This photo displays it perfectly. As soon as I saw this photo I fell in love!
The voting isn’t completely up to me or the rest of the MyMajors team. It also relies on you! So go and vote for your favorites and who you’d like to see on the next Creative Outlook Magazine cover!
We are now accepting entries for the #CreativeCover 2012 contest for Creative Outlook Magazine! We are receiving entries daily and they are all outstanding.
Everyday I get to pick a few of my favorites and tweet, retweet, and share as much as possible! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on the most recent submissions.
Take a minute to browse through the submissions and vote for who you would like to see on the cover.
Here is one of my favorites so far:
Remember to vote, and vote wisely! Winner will receive a$250 scholarship and their art on the cover of College Outlook Magazine! Entry deadline – September 1, 2012
For many young people, their journeys from high school to college lack signposts. They often enter college without majors in mind – much less knowing the jobs they want after graduation.
These students have to learn to Just ASK! That’s a clever career counseling activity at the University of Colorado Denver. ASK stands for Assessing career paths, Searching for jobs and Knocking on doors of the best companies.
That’s where Jonne Kraning comes in. Kraning is director of the CU Denver Career Center, which helps students select majors, develop career plans and get those first jobs.
The center has, for years, relied on MyMajors for that key step of assessing what major is best suited to each student.
“It’s quick, it’s direct and to the point and it gives us a real starting point with students,” Kraning said.
“If I could only have one piece of technology in our career center, I would probably pick MyMajors.”
A goal of the CU Denver Career Center, and colleges nationwide, is to keep students in school and on track to graduate – clearly good for all involved: the student, the college and parents.
According to the American Institutes for Research, a group whose work includes educational assessments, 30 percent of college freshmen do not return to the same colleges for their sophomore years. And some never return to college, often because their studies lack focus and they’re not sure which way to go, careerwise.
And, much to the chagrin of parents, students who stay in school without majors are more likely to take extra time to graduate. In fact, only 36 percent of third-year students without declared majors graduate on time.
The Career Center at CU Denver aggressively reaches out to students in need of majors and good career options. It publicizes its free services on campus through advertising and career fairs.
When a student comes in for help, Kraning starts with a personal interview of 20 to 25 minutes.
“They talk about their hopes and dreams, about what they are good at and what they have noticed about themselves,” Kraning said.
Then the student completes a MyMajors nine-part survey to assess personality, interests, strengths and potential majors. Students also report their grades in specific subjects so the center can measure students’ proficiency.
Formal assessment testing usually validates what students may have felt was right for them all along.
“I have found that 99 percent of the time the pattern that comes up in MyMajors is the same one that came up in our conversation,” Kraning said.
The MyMajors assessment is perhaps most effective because it measures both interest and achievement. The correlation between these two is extremely important in determining a person’s career, as well as the likelihood of success in a field of study and career. Comparing students’ interests to their grades is the key proprietary method to find real opportunities for future college grads.
For example, a student with an interest in engineering, who also makes good grades in math, is a good fit. Without proficiency in math, that major would be difficult for any student to pursue.
MyMajors.com research covers more than 1,800 majors and 40,000 pages of career information. It has helped more than 525,000 students from the United States and around the world select suitable majors.
In 2011, MyMajors.com had more than 3 million website visits and 173,000 completed Interviews, said Bill Gaier, vice president of business development at MyMajors. And he expects traffic and interest to continue to grow due to a competitive job market and the need to quickly and efficiently find majors that lead to good jobs.
At CU Denver, which has an enrollment of about 16,000, the innovative Just ASK! career counseling campaign doubles as an invitation to succeed.
So, for Kraning and each of her undeclared students, it starts with a simple conversation and the quick and easy MyMajors assessment.
“MyMajors is simple yet powerful, and really helps us, as well as the students, figure out what needs to be done,” she said. “We love to see students with passion and purpose, pursuing things they like, and are really good at as well.”
I’d like to introduce our newest academic advisor Andrea from Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas. Andrea completed her Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction in May 2011. She started her career at Ottawa as an enrollment advisor and was quickly promoted to an Academic Advisor, where she works specifically with online adult students helping them reach their academic goals and become OU graduates. She enjoys spending time with her family which is soon to be plus one more! Hot cheetos (and anything spicy), dark chocolate, and cute cuddly kitties are amongst her favorite things. Andrea also enjoys reading Harry Potter and the Twilight series. Even if she has to go alone, she won’t miss a midnight premier!
Please welcome our new Academic Advisor blogger, Kellie Woodle from the University of North Florida! She will be sharing her advice with the MyMajors world about advising freshman and sophomore college students and how she professionally guides them towards choosing their academic dreams. As an enthusiastic runner and Dave Matthews fan, you won’t want to miss her posts. Check back for her upcoming entry!
MyMajors.com is happy and honored to have University of Miami Academic Advisor Yenisey Cabrera join our bloggers! Her bio states she is “privileged everyday with the opportunity to help guide students…” and MyMajors.com is sooooooo happy to be a venue for her mission! Be sure to check back for her entries on the blog as well as the MyMajors Student Newsletter!
During the Holiday season an easy way to get in the spirit of things (besides cakes, pies, and ham) is to cuddle up and watch a movie. I’d like to share my top 10 favorite Christmas movies of all time!
10. White Christmas
9. Polar Express
8. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Animated of course)
7. It’s A Wonderful Life
6. A Christmas Story
5. The Santa Clause
4. Home Alone (All of them)
3. Miracle on 34th Street
So, after all your hard studying and preparing for finals pick up one of these movies and relax!
-Happy Holidays Everyone
It’s here…Finally! After a lot of hard work by the MyMajors team we have an entire new look and feel to the website; including the parent, student, and counselor blog section! I’m hoping this portion of the site will bring much conversation and interaction between our featured bloggers and MyMajors visitors.
Our featured student bloggers are some of the most creative high school and college kids yet and come from all over the world! They make their own videos, post photos, and share some really funny stories that will keep you entertained for hours. I know you will have a blast reading their blog entries about visiting Paris, being the school mascot, riding bikes in Canada, as well as applying to International Universities, and the importance of going on campus visits. I’ve had such a great time working with each one and getting to know their personalities!
Our counselor bloggers have given us very helpful and reliable information for fellow counselors, parents, as well as students. Be sure to read their blogs about jump starting your school year!
Please check back for new entries, make comments, ask questions, and share with your friends. And don’t forget to take the quiz, find a college major, do some research, and hang out on our site. Whatever you need, we got it!
I have been coordinating this blog thing FOREVER! I can’t believe that it is actually happening … and our MyMajors.com bloggers are so creative and FUNNY!
Our mission is to assist students in identifying majors that fit them best. We provide student-friendly assessment technology and access to information about a variety of majors at a broad range of institutions.
Users can research more than 1,600 college majors and 40,000 pages of detailed career information. Students can find colleges and universities by the majors offered as well as location, school size and other criteria they find important in making a college choice.
The MyMajors blog gives a voice to students, counselors and parents as they relate experiences and issues regarding college admissions.
MyMajors.com has helped 568,286 students from all over the United States and several more countries from across the globe to determine what sort of majors are best fits for their college career
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