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Finding the Career for Your Major

For some majors, the connection between what you study and what you do for work (or at least where you will start your career) is fairly clear. Accounting majors generally work as accountants. As they begin their careers, nursing majors generally go on to work as nurses. Initially, education majors are usually found at the front of a classroom.

For other majors, the connection between what you study and what you eventually do for work is not as direct. Psychology majors may go into a helping profession, but they could also land a job in an advertising firm. Philosophy majors may choose to be philosophers in the sense that they complete a Ph.D. in philosophy, or they could apply their skills in logic and analysis to a career in law. In these cases, what you do with your time outside the classroom (e.g., research, service, relevant work, internships, leadership) could have as much impact on your career path as your choice of major.

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, we can help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to be a highly competitive candidate. Use this information to create your plan for success, and talk with us if you have questions!