Majors & Minors

Majors & Minors

Majors & minors

Join us for Majors & minors events, February 20–March 22, 2018! Review the calendar below to explore 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 majors/minors requirements, academic and career enhancement opportunities, and a network of faculty advisors, staff mentors, and professional organizations.

Be sure to RSVP if you plan to attend and get ready to celebrate your declared major or minor on March 22nd at the photo booth!

Feb 20–Mar 22

Major & minor Pop-up Booth
NB Atrium, Community Hour
Booth topic varies daily. Stop by and chat with the office of the day!

Feb 26–Mar 22

Show Your Major (Instagram contest)
Online only
1  Follow @JJaySASP
2  Take a picture showcasing your major. This can be a picture of you in a major course, meeting with a major advisor, attending an event, or anything   related to your major. BE CREATIVE.
3  Post photo on Instagram and hashtag #jjcmajorsandminors
4  Winner(s) will be announced on March 26 and will be notified via IG direct messaging!

Jump to week 2: Feb 26–Mar 02
Jump to week 3: Mar 05–Mar 09
Jump to week 4: Mar 12–Mar 16
Jump to last week: Mar 19–Mar 22

Feb 20

Social Media Workshop
L.72 NB, 12-1p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Mock Law School Class
L2.81 NB, Community Hour
Interested in International Law? Join Dr. Charles Davidson for a mock law class and see if it's right for you. Please RSVP at pli@jjay.cuny.edu.

Academic Internship Info Session
L.72 NB 3-3:45p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Feb 21

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

Study Abroad Fair
Hound Square, Community Hour
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!.

Feb 22

ICJ Advising & Open House
1.108 NB, Community Hour
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
L.72 NB, 3-4p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Feb 23

Law Day
9a-4p
Interested in Law School? Register today to attend JJC's Law Day. Learn about funding. Hear from Law Schools. Gain insights into the lives of law students. Meet with Attorneys. x

Feb 26

Resume Writing Workshop
L.72 NB, 1:45-2:45p
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! RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

ICJ Advising & Open House
1.109 NB, Community Hour
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.

Feb 27

Maximize Your Major to Get an Edge: Tools for Transfer Students
9.64 NB, Community Hour
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
1.107 NB, Community Hour
Learn key LSAT concepts and techniques! RSVP at pli@jjay.cuny.edu

Cover Letter Workshop
L.72 NB 4-5p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Feb 28

Academic Internship Info Session
L.72 NB, 11-11:45a
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Using ePortfolio To Showcase Your Academic Journey
008W, Community Hour
Spotlight your achievements with ePortfolio! At this hands-on workshop, you will create and begin editing your own ePortfolio with John Jay eTerns.

Mar 01

Learn & Earn: Campus Leadership and Employment Opportunity Panel
L2.84 NB, Community Hour
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. x

Mar 06

Job Search Stategies Workshop
L.72 NB, 12-1p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Minor Choice Made Easy (Minor Speed Networking)
NB Student Dining East, Commnity Hour
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. RSVP on Minor Choice Made Easy.

Academic Internship Info Session
L.72 NB, 3-3:45p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Mar 07

My Major & Social Justice in the Community
L.61 NB, Community Hour
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. RSVP for Social Justice in the Community.

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

LSAT Strategies Session
1.107 NB, Community Hour
Learn key LSAT concepts and techniques! RSVP at pli@jjay.cuny.edu.

Creating Your Professional Pitch Workshop
L.72 NB, Community Hour
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Toxicology Info Session
5.67 NB, Community Hour
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
9.64 NB, Community Hour

Mar 08

Student Anthropology Conference
9.64 NB, 1:40-6p
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. Visit us on Instagram or download the official conference flyer.

Humanities & Justice and Global History Open House
1.108 NB, Community Hour
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
1.109 NB, Community Hour
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. x

Mar 12

Spanish Info Session
1.109 NB, Community Hour
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.

Preparing for the Career Fair Workshop
L.72 NB, Community Hour
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.

Mar 13

Preparing for the Career Fair Workshop
L.72 NB, 12-1p
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
L.72 NB, Community Hour
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Mar 14

Preparing for the Career Fair Workshop
L.72 NB, 11a-12p
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.

CRJ-BA Transfer Student Q&A
636.17 HH, Community Hour
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
1.109, Community Hour
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.

Life as a Spanish Interpreter at the United Nations
1.85 NB, 6p
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.

Mar 15

Job and Internship Fair
Haaren Hall Gym, 12-4p
A unique opportunity for the John Jay community to network with recruiters from various industries.

Philosophy Guest Speaker
PHI Conf Rm 8th Fl NB, Community Hour
Come hear the exciting speaker the student Philosophy Club! All students are welcome.

Alumni Networking Event
L.61 NB, 7-9p
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.

Mar 16

Practice LSAT
TBD, 1-5p
Test your knowledge at the Practice LSAT exam. RSVP at pli@jjay.cuny.edu. x

Mar 19

CEEDS Info Session
1.109 NB, Community Hour
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.

Mar 20

Interviewing Skills Workshop
L.72 NB, 11a-12p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

Meet the Majors: Students Share Their Academic Stories
L.61 NB, Community Hour
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. RSVP for Meet the Majors.

Mar 21

Public Management Brown Bag Lecture Series: Collaborative Disaster Management
Public Management Conf Rm 5th Fl HH, 12-1:30p
Come hear Chun-yuan Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Police Administration, Central Police University, Taiwan, discuss his research on Collaborative Disaster Management..

Social Media Workshop
L.72 NB, 3-4p
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. RSVP on John Jay Careers Online Portal.

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

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

Mar 22

Declaration Day
NB Atrium, 11a-3p
Come to the Atrium for Major & minor Declaration Day for a fun-filled extravaganza with a photo booth, games, giveaways, and prize raffles. Jay Express representatives will be there to process your form to declare a major or minor.