Making the most of your education in liberal arts or science
Choosing a major is an important step toward preparing for a career. And choosing a liberal arts or science education can translate into an extra-wide range of options. For example, history majors can go into government, journalism, or even museum work. And it's not unusual for psychology majors to work in public relations, advertising or market research.
Regardless of your major, there are steps you can take to prepare for a successful career. First and foremost is to understand your possible options and focus your sights on the few that interest you most. To explore careers, there are many resources available through the CLAS advising office and the UCD Career Center.
In general, the following activities can help make you more marketable to potential employers after graduation:
- Add a minor
- Focus your elective classes
- Seek work experience through internships, volunteer positions, or extracurricular involvement
There's just one more thing to say about the career potential in a liberal arts and science degree. In the process of earning it, you'll develop the mental muscle to tackle whatever you desire.