It’s a common question around our office–“What can I do with a major in ______?” There are many methods for exploring career possibilities with a major. One particularly interesting way to answer this question is to use LinkedIn.
Start by clicking the “Connections” link at the top of your LinkedIn home page, then select “Find Alumni.” From here, you can discover top cities, employers, and industries of Baylor alumni with LinkedIn profiles. You can also do a keyword search to find individuals who earned degrees with your same major or others that you are considering. Not only can this open your eyes to new possibilities, but reviewing LinkedIn profiles can help you to see the pathways taken to different occupations.
Here are examples of occupations of Baylor alumni that I found:
Psychology Majors– Career Counselor, Psychologist, Management Consultant, University Professor, Research Assistant, Academic Advisor
Biology Majors– Orthodontist, Biology Teacher, Environmental Scientist, Museum Director, Editor, Financial Services Representative
History Majors– Archivist, Public Relations Specialist, Marketing Director, Curator, Librarian, Military Officer