Figure out why you are in college and what you want to get from your experience here.
Ask questions to find out about services that can help you make informed decisions and be a successful student.
Take advantage of those services.
Consider taking courses such as COLL 101 (College Essentials),
HDEV 116 (Motivation and Study Skills), HDEV 117 (College Success), HDEV 101
(Career Exploration) and/or HDEV 100 (Career and Life Planning) to help you transition to college, connect to campus resources,
and explore your areas of interest.
Examine Your Skills, Interests and Values
What do you do well?
What do you like to do?
What have you accomplished in the past that you can build upon?
What is important to you?
What skills or characteristics would you like to develop?
Make a list of majors that sound interesting to you based on your skills, values, interests, and goals.
Don't eliminate anything because you don't want to take one or two difficult courses.
Research information regarding job descriptions, educational requirements, entry-level jobs,
status of the job market, and future predictions for your interest areas.
The Career Center offers many resources to
assist you with this research.
Participate in campus activities, student success workshops, and classes that give you an opportunity to build these skills.
Be sure to explore the opportunities offered through the
Office of Student Life and the Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC).