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Examples of where alumni in your major are working

Companies:
Ramapo for Children
The Center for Family and Youth
Public Allies

Titles:
Youth Advocate
Mental Health Clinician
Attorney

Search for employers hiring graduates in your major

Employers in NY (Psychology): 3,947
Employers in US (Psychology): 50,987

Employers in NY (Classical Studies): 2,474
Employers in US (Classical Studies): 29,933

 

Explore the numerous career fields related to your major

Social/Community Services

Areas

Clergy Member
Social Worker
Counselor
Community Service Director

Employers

Social service agencies
Non-profit organizations
Churches and ministries
Museums

Information/Strategies

Pursue graduate programs for therapy and administrative  work.
Gain experience with peer and youth counseling and referrals.
Acquire certification in your state.
Develop excellent oral and written communication skills.
Seek internships/work with population of choice.

Government

Areas

Foreign Service Operator
Immigration Inspector
Intelligence Specialist

Employers

Federal government
State or local government agencies

Information/Strategies

Consider a minor in political science or business.
Learn federal, state, and local job application processes.
Develop excellent oral and written communication skills.
Obtain internship/volunteer experience in area of interest.
Gain experience with research and grant/proposal writing.

Writing/Research

Areas

Writer
Training Instructor
Columnist
Commentator
Archivist
Anthropologist

Employers

Non-profit organizations
Colleges and universities
Research firms
Museums
Magazines
Newspapers
Professional journals
Archives

Information/Strategies

Pursue graduate school opportunities for nearly all positions.
Acquire experience with grant and research proposal writing.
Gain awareness of current literature and hot topics in the field.
Develop excellent oral communication and presentation skills.

Education

Areas

Teaching
Research
Administration

Employers

Community education programs
Colleges and universities

Information/Strategies

Pursue an advanced degree to teach at the college and university level.
Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
Purse graduate programs for most positions.
Gain leadership experience.
Seek part-time and summer employment in educational settings.
Develop ability to motivate self and others.

Business

Areas

Administrative Official
Researcher
Public Relations Specialist

Employers

Corporations
Non-profit organizations
Consulting firms

Information/Strategies

Consider a double major or minor in business.
Acquire internships or part-time work in area of specialization.
Plan on acquiring experience, advanced education, and certification.
Develop excellent oral and written communication skills.
Gain debate and mediation experience.

General information and strategies

  • Develop good written and oral communication skills.
  • Gain leadership skills.
  • Double major or minor in any number of fields to make your self more marketable and knowledgeable.
  • Continue on to upper level degrees in Philosophy and related fields.