College HELP Cheat Sheet - Careers and Majors

The following will be covered on the College HELP - Careers and Majors Quiz:

Career Services: (work terms, career counseling, career services)
Here are some sample questions:

- Which term describes the financial compensation that an employee receives for their work?
- __________ include(s) paid vacations, personal days, sick leave, life insurance, medical insurance, retirement and pension plans, etc.

These are some other topics you should know:
C
areer Advisers/Counseling
Drop-in Counseling
Workplace Terminology 

Earning Potential: (minimum wage, poverty level, earnings by degree level)
Here are some sample questions:

- According to the United States government, a family of two is said to be under the poverty line if they are making less than __________.
- A person making minimum wage of $7.50 will make how much per year if he or she is working full time?
- A person with a professional degree will likely make approximately $4.4 million during their lifetime compared to $2.1 million for someone with a bachelor's degree. Which of the following is an example of a person with a professional degree?
- The concept of the "Glass Ceiling" refers to __________.
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over the course of a lifetime an average person with a bachelor's degree will earn approximately __________ while a person with only a high school diploma will earn __________.

These are some other topics you should know:
2010 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey
The most popular college majors

Majors and Minors:
Here are some sample questions:

- Which major must a student choose in order to attend a graduate school program in law?
- Which major focuses on the study of plants and soil and their interaction with the environment?
- A student who would like to become an investment bank, would likely be a __________ major.
- __________ majors would most likely have to take classes with names such as Moral Issues, Ethical Issues in Communication, Contemporary Social Theory, and Social Problems.
- A(n) __________ major will most likely have to take classes such as Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Coral Reefs and Coral Communities, and Global Students of Maritime Affairs.

These are some other topics you should know:
Types of Majors: Women's Studies, Psychology, Engineering, Biology, Sociology, Agronomy, Biochemistry, English, Finance

These websites will be helpful for study information:
http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm
http://yourgradschoolcoach.com/blog/your-earning-potential-based-on-education/
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2011/09/14/education-is-biggest-determining-factor-for-earning-potential/
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/2002-07-18-degree-dollars.htm