Online Resource Collection - By Major
Below are online resources organized by major used by academic advisors in Academic Advising in assisting individuals with academic and career exploration.
Professional staff from Academic Advising are glad to visit with you to discuss your interests and skills and see how they relate to majors and/or careers. To make an appointment, visit our office in 102 Gilchrist Hall / Follon Student Services Center or call 319-273-3406. Peer Academic Advisors in Residence are also available to assist you with your seach in these areas.
Alaphabetical Listing of Majors
Careers in Anthropology - From the American Anthropological Association. There are two great reasons why studying anthropology should be considered by undergraduate and master's students. First, the material is intellectually exciting: anthropology students enthusiastically complete their courses of study. Second, anthropology prepares students for excellent jobs and opens doors to various career paths: the course of study provides global information and thinking skills critical to succeeding in the 21st century in business, research, teaching, advocacy, and public service.
FAQ About Graphic Design - From the University of Northern Iowa Department of Art. GRAPHIC DESIGN is the largest studio component in the Department of Art at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. UNI design students (called an Art Studio major with a Graphic Design emphasis) regularly participate in "real world" projects with clients, such as planning the interior of a new museum, producing posters for the theatre season or the International Studies program, illustrating short stories in the North American Review, or designing the uniform badges for a local paramedic unit.
Chemistry Careers: Beyond Bunsen Burners - From JobWeb.com - career development and job-search advice for new college graduates. Chemistry seldom makes the top 10 list of glamorous careers. But for people with inquisitive minds who are creative, persistent, interested in solving problems, think independently, work well with details, have keen powers of observation, and follow logical paths of reasoning, chemistry offers challenging and quite fulfilling career opportunities.
What Chemists Do - From the American Chemical Society. Chemists are the people who transform the everyday materials around us into amazing things. Some chemists work on cures for cancer while others monitor the ozone protecting us from the sun. Still others discover new materials to make our homes warmer in the winter, or new textiles to be used in the latest fashions. The knowledge gained through the study of chemistry opens many career pathways.
Careers in Criminal Justice - From CriminalJusticeUSA.com. Selecting the right criminal justice career requires reliable information about the opportunities that exist in the criminal justice industry. Regrettably, many students and professionals are quick to pursue an academic or career path that ultimately does not lead them to the career they were hoping for. CriminalJusticeUSA.com provides aspiring criminal justice professionals with current, reliable and informative career information and job descriptions designed to help them make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a career in criminal justice or law enforcement.
Where are Family Life Educators Employed? - From the National Council on Family Relations. Family Life Education takes place in a variety of settings. There are probably numerous instances of family life education occurring in your community on any given day. There are family life educators working in health care settings - doing workshops and classes in hospitals, in community education, in faith communities, in junior and senior high schools, in colleges and universities, in social service agencies, in corporate settings, in government agencies, in corrections, in retirement communities and in the military. Learn more about Career Opportunies in Family Science Employment Settings.
Careers in Geography - From the Association of American Geographers. website for individuals seeking information about career opportunities in geography and closely related fields. This information is organized into four main components: Explore Geography, Career Preparation, Jobs and Careers, and Tools and Resources.
Shape the Future - Careers in Geospatial Information Science and Technology - From the American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing. Geospatial information is increasingly becoming the driving force for decision making across the local to global continuum. Tasks as varied as planning urban growth, managing a forest, implementing "precision farming," assessing insurance claims, siting an automatic teller machine, routing 911 vehicles, drilling a well, assessing groundwater contamination, designing a cellular phone network, guiding "intelligent" vehicles, assessing the market for manufactured goods, managing a city, operating a utility, improving wildlife habitat, monitoring air quality, assessing environmental impact, designing a road, studying human health statistics, minimizing water pollution, undertaking real estate transactions, preserving wetlands, mapping natural hazards and disasters, providing famine relief, or studying the causes and consequences of global climate change, can be greatly enhanced by the use of some form of geospatial technology.
Discover Graphic Communications - Sponsored by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation . Provides an introduction to various job titles within the field (e.g., production manager, prepress imaging specialist) and describes the production process itself from start to finish.
What is Public Health? - From the Association of Schools of Public Health. "What is Public Health?" was created to answer three questions: What does public health encompass? What impact does public health have on our lives? What types of careers are available in the field of public health? While viewing this website, you will gain a better understanding of the various roles public health professionals play each day to ensure a healthy American public.
Guide to College Majors in Health Promotion & Education - From WorldWideLearn. This online guide provides information about jobs, beneifits, skills and qualities needed for individuals to be successful as professionals as this area.
Jobs & Careers for History Majors - From the American Historical Assocation. For the history major, the site offers Careers for History Majors, a short guide to some of the job prospects for anyone wondering what they can do with a BA in the field. For those interested in continuing their studies further and entering the ranks of professional historians, the site offers the resource Careers for Students of History.
So - You Want to Play for a Living? Life and Work in the Oudoor Industry - From Verge Magazine: Travel with Purpose an online magazine.
Topic: Careers in Psychology - From the American Psychological Association. Read about what Psychology is, subfields in Psychology, the job outlook, what Psychologists do and where they do it, and getting ready to work in Psychology.
Why Study Religion? - Sponsored and developed by the American Academy of Religion. In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values.
Student Center of the National Association of Social Wokers - A rich resource for those interested in finding out more about the profession of social work and those students who have already chosen social work as a career. Filled with educational resources from schools to scholarships, this area also brings the student social work population together and guides them to be active and informed about what is happening in the profession.
Choices: Careers in Social Work - From the National Association of Social Workers. Learn about the profession, education, licensing or certification requirements as well as information about specific social work careers.
Career Resources for Undergraduates - From the American Sociological Association. An undergraduate sociology major provides valuable insights into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and how organizations operate. Many applied fields are grounded in sociological theories and concepts. Sociological research influences the way we think about work and organizational life, and enables us to discover new knowledge. Sociology is a valuable preparation for careers in modern organizational settings.
Careers in Tourism - From go2 - The resource for people in Tourism. Can you believe that there are over 400 occupations in the tourism industry? You may choose to work indoors or outdoors, during the day or at night, in the heart of the city or far off the beaten path. There are numerous career possibilities that can fit your individual lifestyle. Check out some of your career options through this resource.
Recreation Therapy - From the University of North Carolina - Wilmington. Addresses the ideas of what is recreation therapy; related major skills, related career titles, professional association links and other related topcis.