Ad Hoc Career Workshop
For my career workshop, I decided to attend a workshop for Ad-Hoc majors several weeks ago. Although I’m currently a Computer Information Systems (CIS) major, I’m open to other potential majors in the business field. As a result, I saw Ah-Hoc as a way to show that I’m able to “create” my own major if I’d want to. If I don’t find something that appeals me, I’ll know that I have the flexibility to create a major that appeals to me. After the workshop leader gave us a few examples of previous Ad Hoc majors created, I had a general understanding of the requirements of such a major. Even though we were “free” to create our own major, they had to be explained, which is reasonable. Baruch has to ensure our majors aren’t a “joke”, so having us explain our reasoning allows us to gain an insight on our major, field, and the possible career it leads to. We then had several Ad Hoc major students speak on their “created” majors, ranging from science and business to music and theatre. Personally, if I were to “create” my own major later down the road, I would create a major that encompasses IT, but involves mainly the business aspect of it. Since today’s society is mainly based around the ever growing technology, internet technology (IT) poses very promising job opportunities. In addition, I learned the importance of a resume, which is an individual’s first impression to a potential employer. All in all, my visit to the Ad Hoc workshop several weeks ago showed me the importance of building a strong foundation now, in order to build upon it in the future. This long term planning will hopefully lead to success in the future. All in all, I enjoyed this Ad Hoc workshop and hope to attend more career workshops on the future (preferably resume).