Event Title

Concurrent Session C: Integrating the Major with Career Dreams

Location

Room 101 Campus Center University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

www.umass.edu/sbs/news_events/news_stories/student_success_conference/first_annual_home.htm

Start Date

8-10-2010 2:30 PM

End Date

9-10-2010 3:30 PM

Description

Traditionally, liberal arts education discouraged students from focusing on career development. Today, there is a growing interest in “practical liberal education.” The presenters will discuss special programs in which students integrate their academic majors with their career aspirations, including the value of individualized major programs and entrepreneurship programs in particular. Gordon will focus on the Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program that serves 400 students per year from 30 different majors. Moore will discuss integrative strategies used in his program that are transferable to other kinds of majors. Taken together, the presentations will stimulate discussion of the challenges involved in combining discipline‐based education with the need of every student to construct a meaningful narrative for the self – a story in which obtaining an institutional degree and finding personal meaning complement each other.

 
Oct 8th, 2:30 PM Oct 9th, 3:30 PM

Concurrent Session C: Integrating the Major with Career Dreams

Room 101 Campus Center University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Traditionally, liberal arts education discouraged students from focusing on career development. Today, there is a growing interest in “practical liberal education.” The presenters will discuss special programs in which students integrate their academic majors with their career aspirations, including the value of individualized major programs and entrepreneurship programs in particular. Gordon will focus on the Entrepreneurship Initiative, a program that serves 400 students per year from 30 different majors. Moore will discuss integrative strategies used in his program that are transferable to other kinds of majors. Taken together, the presentations will stimulate discussion of the challenges involved in combining discipline‐based education with the need of every student to construct a meaningful narrative for the self – a story in which obtaining an institutional degree and finding personal meaning complement each other.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2010/Oct8/14