Self-Design - Career Pathways

Self-Design

 

What is Self-Design?

Undergraduate students may wish to customize their education through the Self-Design Major. Offered by the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, this program allows students to combine two or more current academic programs at Fredonia.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Self-Design Degree?

What can a Self-Design bachelor’s degree prepare you for? That’s up to you! The program explicitly allows for customization based on students’ interests, strengths, and goals. Read CollegeXpress’s article on self-designed majors to learn more!

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Business
Community
Design
Entertainment
Management
Media
Sales
Service
 

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join a variety of clubs.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups, like ones on LinkedIn and FREDConnect. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Self-Design website regarding the current general education program (the College Core Curriculum).

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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