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 academic and professional development workshops below as an example of what has been offered in previous semesters.

Academic Success Information Sessions

Mock Law School Class
Interested in International Law? Join a participating professor for a mock law class and see if it's right for you.

Your Journey, Your Choice Gameshow
Come test your Major & minor knowledge at the Your Journey, Your Choice gameshow for a chance to win a prize!

Study Abroad Fair
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!

Law Day
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.

Maximize Your Major to Get an Edge: Tools for Transfer Students
Learn how to maximize your time at JJCas a trannsfer student by making your credits count, exploring your options, planning for special opportunities, and building your career network.

LSAT Strategies Session
Learn key LSAT concepts and techniques! 

Practice LSAT Exam
Test your knowledge at the Practice LSAT exam. 

Using ePortfolio To Showcase Your Academic Journey
Spotlight your achievements with ePortfolio! At this hands-on workshop, you will create and begin editing your own ePortfolio with John Jay eTerns.

Minor Choice Made Easy (Minor Speed Networking)
Interested in adding a minor or certificate program? Come learn about the many minor and certificate programs John Jay offers on Tuesday, March 6, from 1:40-2:55 in the Student Dining Hall East! The various Minor and Certificate Coordinators will be there to share more information, answer your questions, and ultimately help you make the best decision for you and your post-graduate goals.

My Major & Social Justice in the Community
Interested in a social justice career? Learn more about potential career paths related to social justice in your community, how to plan special opportunities like research in the field or an internship to gain experience, and socialize with faculty and students across programs. 

Q&A with CRJ-BA Faculty
Come meet new and continuing majors, learn more about Criminal Justice B.A. program, socialize with faculty, and get your questions answered.

Toxicology Info Session
Come learn about the Toxicology -- the program requirements, potential career options, and the many opportunities for science majors.

PRISM Undergraduate Research Program: Columbia University – Bridges to STEM Doctorates Program

Student Anthropology Conference
Join us for a half-day series of presentations from both student and faculty researchers and help us discuss what social science can do for social justice.

Humanities & Justice and Global History Open House
Come meet new and continuing majors, learn more about the majors, get your questions answered, and socialize with Humanities & Justice and History Faculty.

CEEDS Info Session
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 Info Session
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.

CRJ-BA Transfer Student Q&A
Interested in CRJ-BA as a transfer student? Come learn more about Criminal Justice B.A. program, socialize with faculty, and get your questions answered!

Pre-Health Advisment & Orientation
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.

Philosophy Guest Speaker
Come hear the exciting speaker the student Philosophy Club! All students are welcome.

Alumni Networking Event
Meet and connect with John Jay graduates! Chat with alumni from various fields, learn about their experiences after John Jay, and gain insights into various career paths.

Meet the Majors: Students Share Their Academic Stories
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. 

Criminal Justice Management & Public Administration Academic Advising
Come meet new and continuing majors, learn more about Public Management programs, socialize with advisors and faculty to get your questions answered.

Professional Development Workshops

Social Media Workshop
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. 

Academic Internship Info Session
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. 

ICJ Advising & Open House
Learn more about potential career paths related to International Criminal Justice, how to plan special opportunities like research in the field or an internship to gain experience, and socialize with faculty and students across the program.

Networking Workshop
Networking is an essential aspect of communicating with others in order to attain your career goals. You will learn how to develop and maintain your various network sources, how to conduct an informational interview and how to prepare for and act at networking events including professional dress and etiquette

Resume Writing Workshop
Learn how to prepare the best possible representation of your majors 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! 

Cover Letter Workshop
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. 

Learn & Earn: Campus Leadership and Employment Opportunity Panel
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.

Job Search Stategies Workshop
Searching for a job can be a complicated endeavor. Luckily, we have put together a systematic process and tips to help you get on track to finding the perfect opportunity to fit your needs. Learn about resources to identify positions, communication strategies, and how to stay organized through the process. 

Creating Your Professional Pitch Workshop
Your professional pitch or elevator pitch is a great way to summarize who you are to an employer. By using your pitch, you can effectively market your skills and abilities, ensuring that you are memorable to the employer. This workshop will show you how to develop and present a concrete and unforgettable professional pitch. 

Preparing for the Career Fair Workshop
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.

Life as a Spanish Interpreter at the United Nations
Join us for the Language Matters Lecture Series to hear Paco García Hurtado talk about his life as a Spanish interpreter for the United Nations.

Job and Internship Fair
A unique opportunity for the John Jay community to network with recruiters from various industries.

Interviewing Skills Workshop
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.

Public Management Brown Bag Lecture Series: Collaborative Disaster Management
Come hear Chun-yuan Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Police Administration, Central Police University, Taiwan, discuss his research on Collaborative Disaster Management.