University of Vermont

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.

MAJOR Occupation
  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Animal Sciences
  3. Dairy Technology
  4. Environmental Studies - CALS
  5. General Agricultural Studies
  6. Art
  7. Chemistry
  8. Econmics
  9. English
  10. Geography
  11. History
  12. Mathmatics
  13. Political Science
  14. Psychology
  15. Religion
  16. Elementary Education
  17. Business Administration
  18. Computer Science
  19. Zoology


  • Stockbroker, EF Hutton
  • Clinical Assistant, Community Health
  • Quality Control Sup., Sealtest
  • Buyer, Lord & Taylor
  • Registered Rep., American Express
  • Editorial Asst., Home Magazine
  • Asst. Dean of Students
  • Computer Systems Analyst, Digital
  • Criminal Investigator, Public Def.
  • Personnel/Operations, Dean Witter
  • Adversiting, Asst. Media Planner
  • Medical laboratory Assistant
  • Park Naturalist, Vermont
  • Paralegal
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Naturalist Intern
  • 5th Grade Teacher
  • Sales Representative, Digital
  • Assistant Manager, Benetton



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 June 20 2016 03:59 PM