Thursdays 7:30pm - 8pm and Saturdays 4:30pm - 5pm
Join host Kate Spates on Major Discovery which explores the variety of majors and certificate programs at College of the Desert. We will discuss pathways to careers with faculty, students and business professionals in our community. Many students declare a major before they really have a chance to discover all that is available to them. We aim to help you discover the major that inspires and keeps you on track to a career in a field filled with opportunities.
About Major Discovery Host, Kate Spates
A desert resident since 1980, Kate graduated from Palm Springs High School, College of the Desert and Cal State San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. After a career in the hotel business at JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Kate started an Internet business at the age of 28 and was a successful entrepreneur in the digital marketing space for 17 years until she sold her company in 2011. She has since been consulting on a variety of projects for several clients. Kate is involved in the community and served on the College of the Desert Foundation board for almost 6 years after telling her story on stepupforcod.com and was inducted into the COD alumni "Hall of Fame" in 2014. Most recently, she helped launch the Career and Workforce Solutions Center at COD where she had an idea for this radio show, Major Discovery and volunteered to host it. She’s known as a Leader, Influencer, Connector, Rainmaker, Problem Solver, Traveler & Music Enthusiast.
Episode 01: Major & Career Counseling Services at COD
On this episode of Major Discovery, we discuss major and career counseling services available at COD with Director of the Career & Workforce Solutions Center, Robert St. Juliana; and COD Counselor, Chris Williams. We discuss their own career paths along with important tools available to students to help them understand what might come natural to them and what opportunities are available in those fields.
Episode 02: Exploring Administration of Justice
On this episode of Major Discovery, Kate is joined by Clayton Mayes, Advisor for the Administration of Justice Program at College of the Desert. They talk about career options available when you major in Administration of Justice along with success stories of students who have chosen this major and were able to complete all of their studies without having to leave the desert.