“The seven top characteristics of success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.”
Sounds a lot like the skill set you develop in Psychology and LAS.
(STEM expertise is #8, and you get that with our major, as well!)
Read the article in today’s Washington Post.
There’s a nice article in the Daily Illini today about the importance of pursuing the major you want to pursue. With all the pressures we face from parents, friends, and society in general, this is something worth considering.
Have you ever seen this on your DARS audit?
– NO 12 HOURS OF APPROVED SUPPORTING COURSE WORK.
SEE YOUR ADVISER IN ROOM 10 PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING
TO DEVELOP A MAJOR PLAN OF STUDY FORM.
– NEEDS: 12.0 HOURS
SELECT FROM: ADVISER
***WHAT DOES IT MEAN???***
If you are a Psychology major who began your undergraduate studies prior to Fall 2015, this is one of your degree requirements. Students are required to complete 12 hours outside the major; these courses do not have to be from the same discipline, but they should have some sort of thematic unity (e.g., pre-med courses, courses on health-related topics, world literature courses, courses about history and politics, etc.). We want this requirement to work for you — think about taking courses that will help you meet your career goals, provide you with valuable skills, or deepen your understanding of a particular subject.
Many students complete this requirement by declaring an official minor or second major. If you do this, you will not need to meet with your advisor to complete a major plan of study; it will be entered by your records officer once you apply to graduate. If you do not declare an official minor or second major, you will need to meet with your advisor in Psychology (me!) to discuss the courses you want to use for this requirement. I will then submit the required paperwork to the College of LAS.
Note: This is not a graduation requirement for students completing a Psychology concentration. Refer to the department web site for more information.