Once in college, you must consider a major - the main subject that a student studies at college or a university. Depending on the college or university, a major can be broad, like English or very specific like Broadcast Journalism. But where do you go with that major, what different types of career options are available after you choose a major? For example, four different people majored in English at college. One became a literary agent, another a technical writer, one a screenwriter, and the fourth person, a communications specialist. Although these four people took "very different career paths, each reaped the benefits of choosing a college major that let them explore their love of literature and writing" (Career World 2006). For more possible career options for English majors check out the following article written by Esther Lombardi, an English major herself.


For your next project, you will work in small groups to research four different career options for a specific major. You will create a wiki page that will detail the requirements for the major - classes and what valuable skills are gained from this major. Then, you will write a detailed summary about four different career paths available to people with this major. Be sure to describe what the career entails and how the major helps build foundational knowledge for success in this career. You can add any visual pictures or graphic organizer to help inform the wiki reader about this particular major and career paths. You will be evaluated on the thoroughness of your wiki page, use of class time, collaboration with your group members, and information presented on the wiki page. See the rubric below for specific information about your grading and evaluationof this project.

Here are the links to student created wiki pages:

MathCommunicationsTechnologyBusinessHistoryHealth & Physical Education

Evaluation Rubric:

Major Classes/Career paths
Comprehensive and accurate information about the major/career paths.
Information accurate, descriptive, and informative.
Information adequate but more description is needed.
Information incomplete or inaccurate.
Use of Class Time
Complete your own tasks on time and to a high quality. Show willingness to help others team members if required.
Complete your own tasks on time and to a high quality.
Complete your own tasks on time.
Complete some of your own tasks on time. Reduces the overall quality of your team’s final production.
Work collaboratively with other team members, sharing quality ideas and research.
Work collaboratively with other team members.
Work somewhat collaboratively with other team members.
More of distraction than a help to your team members.
Resource List
Thorough annotated list of resources includes detailed variety of texts.
Annotated list of resources is adequate.
Annotated resource list is incomplete or incorrect.
List resources without proper annotations.
Images, Pictures, Graphic Organizers
Images, pictures and graphic organizers convey personality and details of major.
Images, pictures and graphic organizers convey additional major info.
Few images, pictures and graphic organizers throughout the project.
Lacking Images, pictures and graphic organizers.
Ideas presented in engaging, polished, clear, thorough manner
Ideas presented in a clear manner. Effectively conveys content
Ideas are direct and usually clear.
Ideas lack clarity and detail.
Grammar Usage, & Mechanics
No errors in spelling, punctuation or capitalization.
Few errors in spelling, punctuation or capitalization.
Some errors in spelling, punctuation or capitalization
Many errors distract the audience.
Craftsmanship and Layout
Original unique craftsmanship of final product.
Creative craftsmanship of final product.
Direct and clear project; lacks creative flare.
Limited clarity and thought; unsophisticated final product.