During the month of June, C2 hosted a series of workshops in Southern California to help students and their parents learn about the importance of selecting a major in college and the various career paths available post-graduation. C2’s Majors and Careers workshop has already helped dozens of students on the path to a satisfying career. In the wake of this success, C2 will bring the Majors and Careers Workshop series to Northern California during the month of July.
Why is a major so important?
- Studies have shown that students who choose a major early on increase their odds of graduating and of graduating on time.
- An analysis of census data has showed that while a college degree is of course valuable, its value can be strongly affected by a student’s major. Nearly all college graduates have much higher lifetime earnings than those without a college degree, but people who studied certain fields (like engineering) had lifetime earnings of more than double that of people in other fields (like education).
- Choosing a major early on can create additional edu
cational opportunities. Students who select a major early may be able to add a second major, a minor, or a certification in another field, thereby making themselves far more marketable upon graduation.
- Many majors have complex graduation requirements. For these fields, students who wait too long to declare a major are likely to take longer to graduate.
Students in the San Francisco area are invited to register for the upcoming Workshops, available on July 6 and July 13. The $45 registration fee includes not only the workshop, but also a free C2 Education diagnostic test and consultation, a $95 value.
Hosted by Ms. Francis Kevers, an MIT graduate and UCLA certified college admissions advisor, the Majors and Careers workshop puts high school students in the shoes of Stanford college students. Participants utilize the same materials available through Stanford as they are guided through the process of analyzing interests and personality traits in order to find the perfect career path. Past workshop participants have had great things to say about their experience:
“I think it was a great opportunity for me to gain insight into what kind of person I am. High school students who aren’t sure what kinds of careers would fit them should definitely come to this workshop!”
“Ms. Kevers’ life story was so inspiring, and her workshop really helped us understand how our own interests and passions can connect with good careers.”
“The materials and presenter were great! The worksheets were very insightful and accurate and the presenter was friendly and informative.”