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Dare to Declare Sept. 27

University students, undecided about their careers, will have a chance to ‘open the doors” to their futures.” That’s the theme behind the upcoming ‘Dare to Declare” conference slated for Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Russell Union.

Freshmen and sophomores are the target audience for the series of interactive programs. They’ll also have a chance to win up to $200. Topics include career assessments, values and skills, and gaining experience.

Programs offered are:

  • 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.- Major Decisions (self-directed search) – Room 2080. Students will learn more about their interests, skills and values by taking the Self-Directed Search, a popular career assessment. Results will be interpreted by a professional career advisor.
  • Noon to 12:50 p.m. – Major Career Planning – Room 2080. Students will learn to plan their future career by creating a four-year action plan and learning steps to take now to succeed.
  • 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. – Values & Skills: Things of Major Importance – Room 2080. Students will identify their personal values and how they relate to career choices.
  • 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. – Major Decisions (GCIS Assessment) – First Floor Computer Lab. Students will learn about their interests and skills by taking GCIS, an interactive computerized career assessment program. Results will be interpreted by a professional career advisor. This part of Dare to Declare is limited to the first 28 students who register.

Students wishing to attend must register by Friday, Sept. 22. For more information on these events and the registration process, contact Career Services at 681-5197 or visit the website at http://students.georgiasouthern.edu/career/events/.

All presentations are free and orientation classes are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information on each of these events, visit the First Year Experience Web site at http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/fye/success.htm.

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