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After a student completes the MyMajors Assessment they will receive their top 5 majors, also called the My Majors tab:
4) Advisement Report
5) Account Info
6) Financial Aid Info.
The #1 recommended major is listed as “This is MyMajor”. Students’ can click on “Make MyMajor” to the left of #2-5 ranked Majors, which will make that Major their #1 Major. You can click on the Major name to go to the specific Major Page. The School Matches box (in red) will show Schools that offer that Major. If you do not like any of the Majors recommended, click the black “X” button on the right, and a new major will populate.
Now that you have your #1 Major, let’s find a School, click the “My Schools” tab!
On the left search tool, your #1 major will be listed and any specific state that you set up in your preferences during the assessment. You can make any changes to the search, just make sure to click “Submit” at the bottom.
The Schools will now be shown that offer the degree program (or a program equivalent to your search). Click on the school name to go to their School Page. The “Match Me” button on the right is an easy way to connect with that school if you want more information and think this could be your future school.
Next up is the “My Careers” tab:
The five columns are your top 5 Majors. Below each Major are a list of top Careers that match your specific Major. Keep in mind these are examples of good fit careers, but you may be better suited for different career within this academic field. You can click on each Career to go to that Career Page for more detailed information including descriptions, activities, abilities, knowledge, work values and styles, salary, and Holland Code Chart.
Next tab is “My Report”, which includes your Advisement Report:
The Advisement Report lists your top 10 recommended majors and a comprehensive list of all your answers to the MyMajors Assessment. If you have an access code, click the “I have an access code”, and enter your code in the next window. Your Advisement Report will then open. If you do not have an access code you can like us on Facebook or +1 us.
My Finances tab includes an opportunity to find student loans through SimpleTuition and information about different types of financial aid. Login now to see your results!
Check back in later for more information and new features we are adding to the site every day! Our goal is to make your college and career readiness easier and create a plan for the future.
- The MyMajors Team
Many students enter college not knowing what they will major in and many will change their mind once, twice, even more times before they find the right choice. Some universities actually discourage premature selection of major and ask that you wait until the sophomore year to make this choice. On the other hand, many students need an academic plan set their freshmen year, so they can graduate within 4 years. Having a couple majors in mind going into college will only help you get ahead of your college planning – and help you have a backup plan if your first choice isn’t right for you!
For instance, engineering majors specify exactly what you need to take in each semester. Consequently, some courses you take while pursuing other majors may not count toward your final major, thereby extending the time and cost of completing your education. At 25,000 a year in tuition and fees, this can be a costly waste of time! If you have thoughts about which major you would like, start taking courses in that field to try out your hunch. It may confirm your feelings or it may convince you that this field is a mistake for you. Almost all majors have sequences of courses in which some courses are prerequisites for others. Delaying too long, may make it impossible to graduate on time.
Some people – high school counselors, your parents, university-wide academic advisors, for example, are completely neutral in their recommendations. Others, faculty in a discipline or advisors for a particular college within a university may consciously or unconsciously, try to encourage you to consider a major because it benefits they department or college to have more majors, rather than that it is best for you. Contact these people when you have already decided to consider their programs.
If you already know your major prior to going to college, make sure the evaluate the colleges academic strength in that major and even job placement. If you want to graduate from XYZ university, make sure they have a great program and you can get a job after graduation!
You can find your major, college, and career on MyMajors. Use the career page to help write a resume with the skills and abilities section.
Take the MyMajors Quiz to find your major – http://www.mymajors.com/college-major-quiz.cfml
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.”
MyMajors is free for High School counselors who sign up for a counselor account through MyMajors.com. Here’s how to login:
1) Go to the homepage www.mymajors.com
3) Enter your Login and Password provided
- Here you will find a list of your students who used the free access code and their advisement reports including their assessment results.