Chapter 6  Context of Performance


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Additional Links and Resources

In this chapter, you explored your college’s Student Handbook.   Here are examples of student handbooks from Bridgewater State College, Northland College, and Pepperdine University.

Your college library may have a database of college and university catalogs. There are several online sites that have collected college web sites. One is the College Locator from the NewsDirectory site.  Note that this site also gives access to online versions of newspapers around the world.  Another is CollegesColleges which also provides an online form to request more information.  From here, you can also link to other college guides.

There are many resources for career exploration. Career Intelligence provides a comprehensive set of assessments to help you identify your career interests.

To find out more about different careers, check out this resource from the University of Manitoba.  Or look at  What can I do With a Career In… from the University of North Carolina. Match majors with your interests at Indiana University’s career site.

Interested in what employers want?  The Wall Street Journal hosts a Virtual Career Fair each summer.

As you set your academic goals, planning ways to finance your education is an important factor. UAW Daimler Chrysler National Training center has a section on financing your education. Be sure to review the additional links on the right of the screen.

As you plan you degree, you may be questioning the place of general education courses in the list of requirements. The President of Lewis and Clark College has written a thoughtful essay about the place of liberal arts in a college degree.

In fact, read the following article about Selling Your Liberal Arts Degree to Employers to gain further insight about the value of a liberal arts education.

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Activity 6.1   The Terminology of College
Activity 6.2   The Student Handbook
Activity 6.3   Developing an Educational Plan