An Exploration of Rutgers Majors - Rutgers FBLA-PBL

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March 25th General Meeting
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An Exploration of Rutgers Majors:
Using Degree Navigator, Course
Schedule Planner, and Webreg
General Meeting
Tuesday February 11, 2014
The Lovely World of WebReg
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Anxiety is normal… this may last up to 4 minutes
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Rutgers Web Registration: webreg.rutgers.edu
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Used to register for your courses
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Have back-up courses and wait for Add/Drop
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Registration Schedule:
http://nbregistrar.rutgers.edu/undergrad/s14reg.htm
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Schedule of classes: http://sis.rutgers.edu/soc/
Using Rutgers Course Schedule Planner
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CSP: https://sims.rutgers.edu/csp/
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Linked to Webreg
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Create up to 10 variations of a schedule
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Can directly register from CSP on registration date
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Be prepared before the deadline! (especially freshmen!)
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Keep your options open
Degree Navigator
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DN: https://dn.rutgers.edu/
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Use DN to track your course progress
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Shows all courses you are required to take
 Core/Major/Minor
 Course
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codes
Manage your Programs
The Major Decision
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Not everyone has their future planned!
 Explore
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while you complete pre-reqs or work on a minor
Some resources:
 Collegeboard.com
 Forbes.com
 Princetonreview.com
 Usnews.com
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Things to consider:
 Success
Rate, Average Income, Job Options,
Job Market Demand
http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report-2013/majors-that-pay-you-back
Fun Facts!
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics,
Business Administration was the most popular major in the
U.S by an overwhelming amount.
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School Student Counseling is the least popular Major.
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According to Forbes.com the most valuable college major is
Biomedical Engineering.
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According to Business Insider.com, Social Psychology is
the major with the highest unemployment rate.
If you already know your major…
Good! But continue your research…
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Pursue extracurricular activities related to your major
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Know job options for your field of study
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You can always change your mind!
Is it Bad to Change My Field of Study?
No!
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People change their major all the time
No one is expected to have their life planned
The first two years of college are filled with generic
classes
Finding More Information
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Schedule a meeting with your Advisor
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Make a visit to the Departments you are interested in
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Talk to your professors – they have the experience!
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Use career fairs to find Information – you can ask the
questions!
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Careerkey.org – take a personality test!
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Take “interesting” courses, not “easy” ones
Volunteers?
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What was your experience?
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Why did you choose your Major?
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Help give insight to your fellow
members!
Activity: Time to Quiz Your Knowledge!
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One side of the room will be competing against the other
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Send one person up from each team at a time
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Compete one-on-one to answer trivia questions
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Each member from the winning team receives a prize!
PBL Leaders in the
Spotlight
Katie Cuciti
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Major: Marketing
(Formerly Engineering)
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Year: Senior
Veronica Velazquez
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Major: Marketing
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Minor: American Studies
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Year: Senior
Pranusha Reddy
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Major: Finance
(Non-Wall Street Perspective)
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Year: Senior
Brennan Young
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Double Major: Electrical
Engineering (with a focus in
Communication) and
Mathematics
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Year: Junior
Jeanne Lo
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Major: Communication, Specialization in PR
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Double Minor: DCIM and Economics
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Year: Senior
Dhara Singh
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Major: Finance
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Minor: AMESALL and
South Asian Studies
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Year: Sophomore
Peter Traficante
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Triple Major: Accounting, Communication, Economics
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Minor: Psychology
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Year: Junior
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PBL Events Ahead
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SLC February 22nd
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Penny Wars
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