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Do what you were born to do...

In order to set goals, it is important to reflect on your interests and skills. This is an important step that can reveal career fields to explore and the skills to develop in preparation.

Ask yourself these questions and record your answers:

  1. What topics do you enjoy reading about?
  2. What are your favorite hobbies/pastimes?
  3. What do you like to discuss with friends?
  4. What are your favorite subjects?
  5. If you ran the world, what changes would you make?
  6. What are your favorite toys?
  7. Who do you most admire and why?
  8. What tasks have brought you the most success?

Examine your answers. Do you see a pattern developing? What are your consistent interests?

Complete the following statements:

  • I am mainly interested in...
  • I believe most in...
  • I most value...
  • For a good life, I feel I need...
  • I can do the following well...

Now consider whether your goals/ideals for the future "tie-in" with these five statements.

Adapted from careers@msn.com, 2003

Exploring Majors:

As part of CCEP, students are introduced to a variety of the academic majors available at Clark. We do this to provide students an opportunity to learn more about an area of interest and to learn about programs they may not have considered before.

Consider...

Visual and Performing Arts

You are a creative non-conformist. You see beauty in ordinary places. You dare to dream, and want to share your talents with others. The Visual and Performing Arts major at Clark is a broad, multi-faceted major. Students may study Art History, Studio Art, Music, Screen Studies and Theatre Arts.

Students may delve into the criticism, history, philosophy or theory of these art forms, or may pursue them creatively.

Possible Careers:

  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Community Theatre Director
  • Medical and Scientific Illustrator
  • Director of an Art Gallery or Museum
  • Arts Educator (possible locations include college, high school, museums, summer camps, community centers, prisons).

History

Do you love learning? Are you passionate about the battles of WWII, the Industrial Revolution, the Renaissance, Christopher Columbus, and Rome’s legions? A History major offers the student a firsthand glimpse into the events, traditions and cultures that society is built upon. The History major at Clark requires a choice of specializations in United States, European or global History. Students can also work on concentrations in Asian studies, Holocaust studies, or Women’s Studies. History majors enjoy a variety of career opportunities including education, finance, business and librarianship.

Possible Careers:

  • Genealogist
  • Market Analyst
  • Museum Curator
  • Library and Information Specialist
  • Financial Assistant
  • Educator both inside and out of the classroom (museums, camps, galleries, Old Sturbridge Village, for example).

"If you want to be successful, know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing." Will Rogers