The Intelligence.Gov website provides an overview of the 17 agencies that make up the United States Intelligence Community (IC). The website details the variety of positions available for those who want to use their skills to make a significant contribution to the security and foreign policy of the United States. Click the link above for more information.
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Careers in Student Affairs
Do you love college life so much that you wish you never had to leave? Of course, some of you will go on to inspire minds in the classroom. For those of you who don’t feel called in that direction, consider work in student affairs. Student affairs professionals work to create positive experiences for students on the college campus, both in class and outside of it. You probably have not considered such careers before, because they are unique to the college and university setting.
October is Careers in Student Affairs Month. Last year, some of your devoted Baylor administrators and staff took time to blog about their own paths into student affairs careers. Take a few minutes to read and notice if any of their undergraduate experiences seem to parallel your own.
Click here to read the blog. You will select an entry from the drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the screen, where it reads, “Please select…”
The above poster was utilized during World War II to education British citizens on healthy eating during times of food rationing, according to http://blog.vegbox-recipes.co.uk/2011/07/21/get-healthy-with-dr-carrot/. This idea of educating the public on health issues leads me to today’s topic. What is the field of public health exactly? Well, recently I gathered my convictions and typed “What is Public Health?” into my Google search bar. Guess what? There is an actual website called www.whatispublichealth.org and it is really neat! You can watch an interactive presentation all about public health right on the homepage. Click on the link and watch for yourself. Here are a few details about the definition of Public Health from the website:
Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze the effect on health of genetics, personal choice and the environment in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.
Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country.
Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring throughimplementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems and some health professions, and conducting research, in contrast to clinical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured. It is also a field that is concerned with limiting health disparities and a large part of public health is the fight for health care equity, quality, and accessibility.
The field of public health is highly varied and encompasses many academic disciplines. However, public health is mainly composed of the following core areas:
- Behavioral Science/Health Education
- Emergency Medical Services
- Environmental Health
- Health Services Administration/Management
- International/Global Health
- Maternal and Child Health
- Public Health Laboratory Practice
- Public Health Policy
- Public Health Practice
Web Resource: Careers in Interior Design
Each year, students inspired by HGTV and Southern Living magazine question if a career in interior design might be a good fit for them. There are many ways to learn about the profession, such as college courses, job shadowing, and conversations with faculty.
What if you want to learn more about this career at 2:00 a.m.? In that case, you might want to begin with this web resource: Careers in Interior Design. Several associations made up of interior designers came together to provide a thorough explanation of the career to students. They address questions like, “How is an interior designer different from a decorator?”
If designing useful and aesthetically appealing spaces sounds like a good career choice for you, keep in mind that Baylor offers an interior design major, which you can learn more about on the Baylor website.
What majors will get me a job?
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The short answer: any of them. The longer answer is that any major can provide a solid foundation for career success. However, simply possessing a degree is likely not going to ensure employers come looking for you. Successfully landing a job requires strong academic performance, relevant experiences, and keen job search skills. With that being said, many students ask me about whether or not a given major leads to careers that are “in demand?” Here is one strategy to consider when trying to answer this question for yourself.
Imagine that you have been able to fast forward to the time in your life when you are starting your job hunt. Consider employers for whom you might like to work. Review job listings on the company websites, paying particular attention to the qualifications. Do you notice any trends regarding the level of education, area of study, or relevant experiences they are seeking?
The beauty of performing this exercise early in your academic career is that it allows you time to acquire education and skills that are “in demand.” If you wait until your last semester of college, there may not be much time left to gain sales experience, learn a foreign language, or demonstrate leadership.
What if you don’t know what employers to consider? Maybe you aren’t even sure of your career goals. That’s okay. A strategy for you could be to review the company websites of organizations who actively recruit at Baylor. There are several career fairs coming up, and the Career Services office updates their website with lists of the companies that will be represented.
Log in to your HireABear account for more information on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Job Fair and the Hire a Bear Career Fair. Click the “Career Events” tab at the top, then search “Career Fair.” Each of the fairs listed in your search results will offer a link to “Search Employers.” You will have many criteria from which to select as you search those who will be in attendance. If you click on an employer’s name, you will see a list of majors they recruit.
If you are undecided on your major, or unsure of your major, this is a great way to discover what majors can prepare you for a career with the employer of your dreams.
Mark your calendar! The STEM Job Fair is TOMORROW, September 15. The HireABear Career Fair is September 29. You can register for the events through your HireABear account, and you can also get specifics on times and locations. These fairs are for all students, whether you are exploring opportunities, looking for an internship, or trying to secure that first full-time position. Take advantage of this wonderful service that Baylor offers you!
Meet the Majors Podcast Series
Have you ever raised the question, “What can I do with that major?” Maybe your interest was piqued by a major, but you worried that switching majors would push back your expected graduation date. For others, the thought of a new major was derailed by someone making negative remarks about it.
The Meet the Majors Podcast Series allows students to hear vital, accurate major information straight from the mouths of faculty members at Baylor. They address questions like those listed above, and they showcase the unique opportunities students have in their programs.
You can click here to view our archives of previous podcasts. We are at 29 interviews and counting! Enjoy our latest installment on the Geology major with Dr. Joe Yelderman. There is also a link on the web page so you can subscribe to have all new interviews sent directly to you. If you have ideas for majors you would like to see highlighted in our series, please leave a comment below. Happy listening!