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Resource Center Helpful Research on Careers

Please remember that some websites may be more helpful to you than others. No single site will have all the answers, or even always correct answers, but visiting a variety of sites can lead you to the right decision. Please go to www.EmpoweringStudents.com for more helpful websites.

Here are some:
U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. The best site for almost any type of career information.
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

National Center for Education Statistics: Most Popular Majors
Insightful data about trends in types of college majors
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=37

National Center for Education Statistics: Employment Experiences of College Graduates. Detailed information about graduation and careers for Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and others.
http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=561

Work Study information
http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/work-study

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Internship Directory
A well organized site with dozens of meaningful internships.
http://www.chci.org/education_center/page/6th-edition-national-directory-of-scholarships-internships-and-fellowships-for-latino-youth

Internships sources & information. Database of thousand of internships
http://www.internships.com/

Career Studies
These studies are available on the enclosed DVD and on the
www.EmpoweringStudents.com; plus more studies are available on ES+, where you can find 564 additional pages of information including:
   • Fields of Bachelor Degrees in the USA, Census Bureau
   • Help wanted study, Georgetown University
   • K-12 Teaching Experiences of 2007-08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients, NCES
   • The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2011, ACT
   • The Top 25 Colleges for Latinos in the STEM Fields, 2010
   • What a College Education is Worth, Census Bureau 

Resource Center A Book That Makes a

10 Best College Majors for Your Personality, by Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., takes a unique approach to choosing a major. Dr. Shatkin has 30 years experience in the career information field and has authored many career and education books, including 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality and Panicked Student’s Guide to Choosing a College Major.

In Part I, you’ll learn about personality types and how they relate to college majors.

In Part II, you’ll take a short
easy-to-complete assessment
designed to help you discover your personality type: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social,
Enterprising or Conventional.

In Part III, you’ll browse over 90 Best Major Lists to find the major best suited for your personality.

The major lists are arranged into groups beginning with the 10 best majors for each personality type.
Other lists rank majors by earning and job-growth potential. More specialized lists rank majors related to jobs by education level, worker demographics, and jobs requiring verbal and math skills, among other things.


Finally, in Part IV, the author provides over 55 major
descriptions giving insight into what courses to expect, specializations to choose from, potential job openings and pay. This unique approach takes the guess work out of choosing a major and turns it into a science.

By Annie Perez