McDevitt Appears on "Major Decision" Television Show

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Todd McDevitt, PhD, associate professor and director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech, was recently featured in an on-line educational video entitled "Major Decision."

Each Major Decision episode covers a typical day in the life of a particular career, in this case, as a Biomedical Engineer. This up-beat hosted educational media piece, targets junior high, high school and college students and the videos are intended to help facilitate informed career and field of study decisions.

Each show covers a different career with supporting hierarchies and rankings and there are 55 careers spanning 12 industries in all. The unique informal in-person interview style, comprehensive career coverage and proprietary career ranking system help to show the breadth of career choices available to students as well as help students decide if a particular career is of interest to them. In order to make the featured careers come to life, "real people" are interviewd in "real jobs" at "real company settings."

This is an ongoing video project that is being conducted by Caerus Point LLC. Caerus Point is an enterprising career guidance company focused on significantly improving the career prospects of school children and college students across the USA.

The overall objective of the videos is to prepare our children for the future by equipping them with knowledge and the necessary tools that will enable them to make informed career decisions that are based on realistic expectations. In addition, the program is designed to help boost post-secondary education and reduce dropout rates by educating America’s youth about the array of careers that are available today.

The show, Major Decision, is hosted by two young professionals to whom their target audience can relate and the videos are edited in such a way that it provides the student with an "as realistic as possible" view of a typical day in the life of that career while keeping their attention via the energetic ensemble.

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