Career Services encourages students to visit the major showcase
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Career Services encourages students to visit the major showcase

Published 9/30/17

Dustin Teenor

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College is a place for people to educate themselves and learn about subjects that will help them succeed after graduation. As a way to help students, Career Services offers a major showcase.

“The major showcase provides a quick overview of different options that are available to students,” said Dr. Audell Shelburne, College of Liberal Arts assistant dean and ESL Academy director. “I encourage students to have longer and more serious conversations with the academic advisers, department chairs, program coordinators and faculty members. Picking a major usually involves getting an idea about potential careers or future educational opportunities, like graduate or professional school.  Those discussions usually work best one-on-one, so I recommend that students seek out the individuals during office hours or make appointments for individual mentoring.”

Career Services is a useful tool available to all students to help prepare them for graduation and planning to get a job after college. The Career Services staff show students how to make a resume, practice interview skills and link students with possible internships for a student selected major. The staff also prepares events throughout the year for students to attend that prepare students for academic and career success, including the major showcase. 

“Our main goal is to get students career ready,” said Sarah Tilley, Career Services career event specialist. “That starts with getting students in the right major, because if they are not in the right major they will not be passionate about classes needed for them to succeed in college and for their job in the future.”

There will be around 20 tables set up for students to learn about different majors and programs from representatives of each college. These representatives will give students the information they are wanting to know about degrees offered in the programs and answer any questions.

“Students should come prepared with potential questions,” said Tilley. “This is something I would say is necessary for students who are attending the event”

All seven colleges will be represented at the showcase, so students are encouraged to come with an open mind and visit as many different degrees, programs and colleges as possible that are offered on the NSU campuses.  Students will be able to visit the College of Business and Technology, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Extended Learning, College of Optometry, Gregg Wadley College of Science and Health Professions and Graduate College.

 “It is critical for students to know what is out there,” said Dr. Samantha Benn-Duke, College of Education professor. “Once deciding that NSU is where they want stay, it is important students know the many programs the university has to offer.”

Career Services will have the major showcase from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Underground of the University Center.

For more information about the major showcase or other Career Services sponsored events, visit the CASE Building on the Tahlequah campus or call 918-444-3110. Broken Arrow students can visit the Administration Services office or call 918-449-6168. Students can also email Career Services at careerservices@nsuok.edu.


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