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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
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Peace Corps
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Titles:
Business Application Software Engineer
Research Associate
Research Team Manager

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Education

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University
Community Colleges 

Employers

Librarian
Archivist
Employment counselor
Researcher 

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Develop and complete research.
Continue education for PhD to teach in universities. 

Human and Social Sciences

Areas

Law Enforcement
Probation/Parole Officer
Program Developer

Employers

Local law enforcement agencies
 

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Develop a desire to positively impact humanity.
Intern with local organizations.
Join relevant campus clubs and organizations.
Get involved in community service.

Government

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Academic departments
Human Resources

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Intern with local industry and businesses.

Business

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Employers

Academic departments 
Human Resources

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Intern with local industry and businesses.

Media

Areas

Journalist
Market Analyst
Media Planner
Media Research 

Employers

TV
Radio
Newspapers
Magazines 

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Strengthen evaluating and interpreting events, information, and ideas.
Work with campus media outlets.
Intern or work with local media outlets.
Get involved with relevant campus clubs and organizations. 

General information and strategies

  • Develop skills in explaining complex scientific research concisely.
  • Build and maintain computer knowledge.
  • Continue learning about environmental and human needs.
  • Develop good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Develop good interpersonal skills.
  • Develop good reading comprehension skills.
  • Build leadership skills.