Match the Major with Its Occupation
Below is a list of alumni majors and the occupations in which they ended up working. Can you guess which major eventually pursued which occupation? Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answers.
The majors match up with occupations directly across from them, i.e.: Agricultural Economics - Stockbroker, EF Hutton.
So, how does an English major become a Criminal Investigator? Or a Religion major an Immigration Inspector?
We hoped you'd ask! As this exercise shows, your occupation does not have to be related solely to your major. In a rapidly changing world, many employers seek those who can communicate effectively, identify and solve problems, learn and process new information, and can work well in team environments.
These are transferable skills that are learned from a broad educational experience such as a liberal arts degree. You can also make yourself more marketable in a career field of interest by participating in experiential education. Experiential education, such as internships or work-study, provides an opportunity to gain skills specific for a certain job function or field. Together, your experiential education and transferable skills, can prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in the field of your choice.
Last modified February 20 2013 02:48 PM