Majors & Minors

Majors & Minors

Majors & minors

Each spring, a series of events help you explore John Jay’s majors, minors, and certificate programs with your professional goals in mind. Through collaboration between faculty and key offices across campus, you can connect with resources about requirements, academic and career enhancement opportunities, and a network of faculty advisors, staff mentors, and professional organizations.

Review the 2019 calendar of events occuring between February 20 & March 26, for both academic and professional development workshops.

Wednesday February 20

Your Journey, Your Choice Gameshow
1:40-2:55p, Atrium NB
Come test your Major & minor knowledge at the Your Journey, Your Choice Gameshow for a chance to win a prize!

Study Abroad Fair
11a-3p, Hound Square NB
Come speak with faculty directors and provider representatives from around the globe, student peer advisors who have studied abroad, and study abroad advisors. Information about summer and academic-year study abroad and how to fund these experiences will be available. This is the best opportunity of the year to learn about John Jay College’s study abroad options!


Thursday February 21

Social Media Workshop
12-1p, L.72 NB
Now that employers can easily find our Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, it is essential that we keep the content on our social media sites appropriate. Learn the importance of professional branding by managing your social media profiles and how you can use your profiles for networking and job searching.


Tuesday February 26

CEEDS Info Session
1:40-2:55p, 1.123 NB
CEEDS - a collaboration between John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the NYC Department of Correction - is a two-year program that recruits students interested in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or Correction Studies and prepares them for future leadership opportunities at the NYC Department of Correction. Come learn more about CEEDS program, hear from current Correction Officers and students, and plan for your application.


Wednesday February 27

How to Finance Study Abroad
1:40-2:55p, 1.83 NB
At this information session, you can find out more about the cost of study abroad, financial aid, and study-abroad scholarship opportunities. First-years, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to attend. If you are planning to study abroad in the years to come--during the academic year or during the summer or winter, come get your questions answered. It's important to start planning early!

Resume Workshop
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Learn how to prepare the best possible representation of your major(s)/minor(s) and your qualifications for any job or internship. Learn proper formatting, strategies for sending them to employers, and tips on making your resume stand out!


Thursday February 28

Academic Internship Info Session
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern, if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course.

Experiential Learning Info Session
1:40-2:55p, 1.123 NB
Hear from your peers about their different experiential learning experiences and how you can apply your knowledge to real-world experiences.

Maximize Your Major
1:40-2:55p, L.61 NB
Learn how to maximize your time at JJC as a transfer student by making your credits count, exploring your options, planning for special opportunities, and building your career network.


Friday March 1

Law Day (RSVP required)
9a-4p Atrium NB
Interested in Law School? Be sure to attend JJC's Law Day. Learn about funding. Hear from Law Schools. Gain insights into the lives of law students. Meet with Attorneys.


Monday March 4

Study Abroad in Europe this Summer
1:40-2:55p, 1.83 NB
John Jay has partnerships with many universities in Europe including: Queens University in Belfast, N. Ireland, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, University of Westminster in London, England, and Instituto de Lorenzo de Medici in Florence, Italy. Do any of these programs sound exciting to you? Come by this info session and learn more about the program!

Cover Letter Workshop
4-5p, L.72 NB
Cover letters can be tricky to create. Fitting all the necessary information that is relevant to the job you want can be a daunting task. In this workshop you will learn how to develop succinct cover letters that are tailored to suit various positions.


Tuesday March 5

Minor Choice Made Easy
1:40-2:55p, Student Dining Hall East NB
To ensure students are exploring all options and making the right decision, we provide the opportunity to meet in small groups with the representatives for the various minors to get their questions answered. The students will have the opportunity to select one minor per rotation for approximately four rotations. You will also be able to sign up to indicate interest in learning more, should you not be able to meet with all minor coordinators of interest.

Academic Internship Info Session
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course.


Wednesday March 6

Job Search Strategies Workshop
12-1p, L.72 NB
Students will learn about resources to identify positions, communication strategies, and how to stay organized through the process.

Get Linked-In
1:40-2:55p, 1.89 NB
Get yourself "Linked-In" and build your professional identitiy. At this workshop you'll learn the do's and don'ts of creating a competitive profile. You'll discover the benefits of networking, employment, and academic opportunities, and build a professional online presence to promote yourself. Plus, you get to sign up for a free headshot!


Thursday March 7

Learn & Earn: Campus Leadership and Employment Opportunity Panel
1:40-2:55p, L2.85 NB
Interested in working on campus? Connect on-campus work experience to your academic journey, professional goals, and your other interests. Find the opportunity that is right for you by learning from fellow peers.

Excellence Hour: Honor Society Fair
1:40-2:55p, Hound Square NB
Come and learn about the available Honor Societies available at John Jay. You'll be able to ask the representatives questions and see if there are any memberships you qualify for!


Friday March 8

Women in Law Enforcement (RSVP Required)
9a-5p, Atrium NB
The daylong conference features presentations from invited guests and John Jay faculty members on current topics in the Law Enforcement, including cybersecurity, community policing, and the opioid crisis. RSVP here.


Tuesday March 12

Professional Pitch
12-1pm, L.72 NB
This workshop will show students how to develop and present a concrete and unforgettable professional pitch.

Learning by Doing: Finding Experiential Opportunities
1:40-2:55p, 1.89 NB
Hear from your peers about their different experiential learning experiences and how you can apply your knowledge to real-world experiences.

Becoming an Entrepeneur
1:45p, L.72 NB
Learn about what it takes to begin your own professional enterprise.


Wednesday March 13

Pre-Health Orientation
1:40-2:55p, 1.89 NB
Are you thinking about post-graduate careers in the health field after JJC? Want to learn about the possible paths to get there? Join us for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Careers Orientation to hear from John Jay’s Pre-Health Careers advisor, Dr. Edgardo Sanabria-Valentin about some possibilities, targeted coursework, and how to get started.

Design Your Future
1:40-2:55p, 1.100 NB
Are you aspiring to pursue a career working for the government? Or Law Enforcement? Or Forensics? Maybe Law & Advocacy? Or are you simply exploring your options? This interactive workshop is designed to help students develop skills in self-assessment, career –related research, and planning their next steps. In addition, students will learn ways to optimize their academic experience as a tool to further explore various career choices. The workshop will provide Lap Tops with a PowerPoint. Students are encouraged to bring their own lap tops.

Language Matters Lecture: "Becoming an Interpreter for the United Nations: What Does It Take?"
6-7pm, Moot Court NB (6th floor)
Join us for the Language Matters Lecture Series to learn about the life as a Spanish interpreter for the United Nations.


Thursday March 14

Meet the Majors: Students Share Their Academic Stories
1:40-2:55p, L.61 NB
Join us for Meet the Majors to hear current students share their story, learn about some of the opportunities on campus they are involved in, and network with your fellow students.

Academic Internship Info Session
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course.

Interviewing Skills Workshop
3-4p, L.72 NB
Performing a successful job or internship interview takes practice, and this workshop will help enhance your interview preparation. We will provide suggestions for the best ways to answer common interview questions, how to prepare for the big day, and how to follow up after the interview.

How to Create & Build Your LinkedIn
1:45p, L.72 NB
Learn the ins and outs of creating an effective LinkedIn profile.


Monday March 18

Preparing for the Career Fair
12-1p, L.72 NB
Career fairs are perfect opportunities to network with employers, gather information about potential jobs and internships, and set yourself apart from the crowd. But how do you effectively communicate your skills to employers at such an event? This workshop shows you how to navigate through the fair, pitch your skills and create an unforgettable impression.

Humanities Meet & Greet
1:40-2:55p, 1.89 NB
Come meet new and continuing majors, learn more about the humanities majors, get your questions answered, and socialize with faculty in History, English, Humanities & Justice, and Spanish.


Tuesday March 19

Preparing for the Career Fair
11a-12p, L.72 NB
Career fairs are perfect opportunities to network with employers, gather information about potential jobs and internships and set yourself apart from the crowd. But how do you effectively communicate your skills to employers at such an event? This workshop shows you how to navigate through the fair, pitch your skills and create an unforgettable impression.

Academic Internship Info Session
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course.

Comb as You Are: Natural Hair in the Workplace
TBD, L.74.02 NB (UMI Student Lounge)
The natural hair community is growing and with this growth comes some challenges when preparing for professional careers. Join APPLE Corps, the Career Center, SEEK and UMI for an interactive discussion about do's and don'ts for professional hairstyles and attire.


Wednesday March 20

Preparing for the Career Fair
11a-12p, L.72 NB
Career fairs are perfect opportunities to network with employers, gather information about potential jobs and internships and set yourself apart from the crowd. But how do you effectively communicate your skills to employers at such an event? This workshop shows you how to navigate through the fair, pitch your skills and create an unforgettable impression.

CEEDS Info Session
1:40-2:55p, 1.123 NB
CEEDS - a collaboration between John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the NYC Department of Correction - is a two-year program that recruits students interested in Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, or Correction Studies and prepares them for future leadership opportunities at the NYC Department of Correction. Come learn more about CEEDS program, hear from current Correction Officers and students, and plan for your application.

Spanish Programs Info Session
1:40-2:55p, 1.89 NB
Come to our information session about our Spanish Major, Spanish Minor, and Certificate programs in Spanish Legal Translation and Interpretation to learn how we can help you reach these goals. We'll talk about courses, requirements, program duration, and anything you need to know.

Pushing the Boundaries: Research & Creativity in Your College Experience
1:40-2:55p, L.61 NB
Learn about incorporating research and creativity into your academic journey. Find ways to make the most of your college experience, by engaging in projects that intrigue you, and learn how these experiences can impact your future.

Resume Webinar: Level Up
5:00p (Online)
Students will learn how to prepare the best possible representation of your qualifications for any job or internship in this online workshop.


Thursday March 21

Job and Internship Fair
12-4pm, Haaren Hall Gym
Students are given an opportunity to meet over 100 employers looking to hire John Jay students and Alumni for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities!


Monday March 25

Academic Internship Info Session
1:40-2:55p, L.72 NB
Did you know that college students who have interned have more success finding jobs after graduation? The Center for Career & Professional Development encourages all John Jay students to intern if possible. This information session will help you understand common internship terms, how to find and apply for internships, and how to obtain academic credit for your internship. Attendance is recommended for those students wishing to register for an academic internship course.

Social Media Workshop
3-4p, L.72 NB
Now that employers can easily find our Facebook or LinkedIn profiles, it is essential that we keep the content on our social media sites appropriate. Learn the importance of professional branding by managing your social media profiles and how you can use your profiles for networking and job searching.


Tuesday March 26

Declaration Day
11a-3p, Atrium NB
Dedicated Jay Express representatives will be processing major and minor paperwork - on the spot! Students can get excited about their M&m, take ownership of their decision by taking their picture at the M&m photo booth, and participate in fun M&m themed games.