INTERNSHIPS - WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?
Another common myth: “All jobs and careers require specific majors.” Many students think there is a direct relationship between their future career and their college major, but not every major translates directly into one specific job or career. In most cases, there is not one specific major required to enter a career field. Employers who are hiring graduating seniors look for well-rounded individuals with good transferable skills and relevant experience.
Knowing what you want to be "when you grow up" or deciding which degree or course of study to pursue can be a daunting question at first. As most of us will spend the greater part of our adult life engaged in some form of work, mapping out our career pursuits is an essential process requiring thought and effort. Satisfaction and success will be the reward for those who do.
The key to career satisfaction is knowing what kind of work and activities give you pleasure and are a good fit with your personality, skills and values. Basing your career decisions on employment trends alone, or salary potential, without adequate exploration, could lead to unhappiness and dissatisfaction.Pace University Career Services Career Profiles
Information on various majors. Career overview, occupational opportunities, potential employers, websites, and more are available here. Additional career profiles available:
· Criminal Justice
· Human Resources
· Liberal Arts
· Performing Arts
· Political Science
Gaining experience and exposure to various careers is extremely valuable when making career decisions. There are several ways to obtain hands-on experience including completing an internship, volunteering in community organizations, getting involved in campus activities related to interests, study abroad, and work in a part-time or summer job.