Wherever your summer plans take you, don’t neglect your career development. Of course, we strongly encourage you to gain valuable experience through an internship, summer job, or volunteer opportunity. Additionally, consider researching career possibilities using some of our premium resources found on our website. Your time is valuable, so make sure you are being a good steward of your opportunities. Remember, our staff will be available throughout the summer to assist you with your major exploration and career development. Please feel free to contact us. Have a great summer!
Category Archives: Career Exploration
What Can I Do with a History Major?
Despite popular myth, there really are many career possibilities available to history majors. Some of the following resources may help you discover ways to apply your knowledge and skills out in the professional world.
Careers for History Majors (American Historical Association)
Careers for the History Professional (American Association for State and Local History)
History (University of North Carolina-Wilmington)
WebLinks: History (Northern Illinois University)
Do you have a desire to create your own company? If so, you might be called to entrepreneurship. Lucky for you, Baylor has just the program you need. Click here to learn more about Baylor’s Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship programs.
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Working in Zoos and Aquariums
Work with animals can take on many forms, so think beyond veterinarian as your only option. A good place to start your exploration is with the job listings on the website for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. There, you will find a variety of postings for internships, summer jobs, and full-time employment. Think how cool it could be to have Curator of Birds or Elephant Keeper on your resume!
Careers in Management
Do you naturally gravitate toward leadership roles? Managers are found in every industry, and if you foresee yourself wanting to work in such a position, here are some places to learn more about your options:
Management Occupations (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Management Occupations (O*NET OnLine)
Baylor University Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Ministry Guidance Program
Seeking wise counsel is a critical component of exploring a call to vocational ministry. The Ministry Guidance Program at Baylor has several resources to help you learn more about yourself and the prospect of working in Christian ministry. Visit the program’s website to learn more about the different aspects of the program, and when you visit, make sure to follow the links on the left sidebar to get more detailed information.
Careers for Biology Majors
We know that pre-healthcare students flock to the Biology major, but what career options exist for students who are fascinated with life science and do not want to work in the healthcare field? Too often, I hear the remark made, “All you can do with a biology degree is teach.” Teaching is a noble and worthy profession, but aside from that, prospective and current biology majors should investigate the wide variety of options available to them post-graduation. Here are some places to begin your research:
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)– an organization for Baylor students who are interested in biology
Career Resources on the Department of Biology website
Biological Sciences WebLinks from Northern Illinois University Career Services
Exploring Careers Through Student Organization Involvement
In high school, students often participate in extracurricular activities to aid in the college admissions process. As a college student, you can focus on the other benefits that student organization involvement can provide. Of course, student organizations are great for personal enrichment, social opportunities, and service activities.
Student organizations can also open your eyes to different ways you can exercise your gifts and talents out in the “real world.” Many of Baylor’s student organizations regularly host guest speakers from the professional community. These presentations might help you in choosing a major or identifying career possibilities with your major. Acquiring leadership experience through such organizations can help in your job search, too. Visit the list of student organiztions at Baylor to begin considering where you might like to plug in. Many of these groups have been actively recruiting new members lately, so it is a prime time to try something new to you.
The Early Bird Gets the Worm: Preparing for Summer Employment
The spring semester has just begun, but you really should be considering your summer plans. Employers and graduate schools expect that your college experience has consisted of more than simply going to class. Successful students know that gaining relevant experience throughout college is critical to future success. Whether you want a prestigious summer internship or you plan to work to save up for next semester’s textbooks, work experience is valuable. The Office of Career Development has many events already taking place to help you prepare. Check out our calendar. You can also review opportunities through Hire A Bear.
Would you like some personalized help with your search? First, our career counselors can help you identify what type of career you would like to pursue. Second, resume critiques and career coaching are available to help you make a plan for how to get the job you want. Let us help, and make sure to tell us your success story!
New Year, New Major?
The new year can signal a fresh start, and for some students that means a change in major. Wherever you are in your career decision-making, the Office of Career and Professional Development has you covered. Are you…
…considering a last-minute major change in the first week of classes?
Make an appointment with a career counselor.
…wanting to know how to make the most of your major (new or old)?
Learn how to answer the “What can you do with that major?” question with our online resources.
…looking for a strategy for your summer job or internship search?
Schedule a career coaching appointment.
We look forward to assisting you in identifying and reaching your goals!