October 20, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Career Expert’s New Book Guides College Students Seeking Information About Majors and Careers
(QUINTESSENTIAL CAREERS: DeLand, FL) — Most undergraduate college majors can provide a path to a specific career in a student’s field of study without the need to complete a graduate degree, writes Dr. Randall Hansen in the newly released book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Choosing a College Major (Alpha/Penguin Group).
Hansen, a nationally recognized career and job-search expert and founder of Quintessential Careers (QuintCareers.com), one of the oldest and most comprehensive career development sites on the web, notes that students are often misguided to choose majors that require graduate school to complete their goals when career options are available to them right out of college.
“This book is designed to help college students choose a major that leads to a meaningful career and fulfills practical and personal goals — not just a job,” said Hansen, who is also a professor of marketing in the School of Business Administration at Stetson University.
“I’ve seen too many students choose majors for the wrong reasons or end up in their senior year with a major they don’t want to be in,” said Hansen. “Almost every college major has a plethora of career opportunities for students right out of college. That’s not to say that there aren’t more lucrative positions for students who continue on to earn graduate degrees.”
The book offers tips on choosing a college major that will help land well paying jobs, facts on majors employers love to see on resumes, finding a major that reflects personal interests as well as offering guidance toward a field of study that will help fulfill personal goals. It also includes detailed salary information, resources for finding more information, and job growth statistics for the next decade.
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