What can I do with a degree in Humanities or Social Sciences? 

You can do anything! Humanities and Social Science programs ready students for globalized careers and continuing education. Leadership, communication, both verbal and writing, and critical thinking are a few of the many skills acquired by Humanities and Social Science majors that are universally marketable and desirable in every workplace. Not only are these skills necessary in everyday life, but they can also lead to careers or further education in the following:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Curation
  • Government
  • Law
  • Library Science

What are employers looking for?

In today’s competitive job market, approximately 93% of employers look for candidates who think critically, communicate clearly, and solve problems with ease. The Humanities and Social Sciences cultivate a curriculum around such characteristics developing creativity, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking that will not only help students to get the job, but perform successfully throughout their career.

How do I prepare for a job?

Preparing for a job starts before graduation. Students are encouraged to take action and seek out ways in which they can ready themselves for prospective careers.

Here are 3 steps to get started:

  1. Begin Researching
    • Contact university professionals such as academic advisors, professors, and the Career Center about job options in your field of study.
    • Consider the environment of potential jobs. 
    • Explore companies that appeal to you.
  2. Grow your Network: 60% of jobs are found through networking - not online
    • Familiarize yourself with professionals in your field via online resources such as LinkedIn.
    • Engage with peers in and out of the classroom.
    • Attend career fairs and speed-networking events whenever possible.
  3. Get Involved: 97% of students who studied abroad found a job within 12 months after their college graduation
    • Prepare a resume with the guidance of the Career Center’s “Resume and Cover Letter Writing” resource page.
    • Discuss opportunities with an advisor or internship coordinator in your respective department.
    • Seek out education abroad trips and internships to widen your perspective.

Visit the UNA Career Center in the GUC