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How can you find real-life applications for your major?

I would love to know if there are databases or websites that show specific careers and job opportunities specific to your major. #career-counseling #career-choice #career-paths #careers #career-development

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Theresa’s Answer

I do not know of a website that lists jobs for a particular major. I would suggest going to the following websites - SimplyHired.com and Indeed.com They are sites that collect information on jobs that are available and they send you the jobs via email. You can create "Alerts" by providing key words that would be included in a job description of list of requirements. Don't list more than 4 key words for each Alert. Start with a couple and see what types of jobs you receive in the alerts. Read them and look for other words that might be good key words and are applicable to what you like about your major. This way you can see all sorts of jobs and get some ideas about what is possible. Don't limit yourself. Knowledge about Giraffes could mean a job as a Vet, Safari Driver, Zoo Keeper, Animator of animals, stuffer of Build a Bear giraffes or even a job dressed as Jeoffrey from Toys R Us.

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Imane’s Answer

Hi there,
I don't know of any but you can ask uncle Google :)
The advice that I would give to you is to not limit yourself and be open and explore all the possibilities.
You can have a major in accounting or finance. This doesn't mean that you will get a job in those fields as a financial controler or accountant for example..
The job market is very competitive. I know people who studied Human resources in colleage but ended up having a career in marketing or communication.
Your major will give you the necessary theorical knowledge to embrace the business world but you will need to work on yourself, your skills and capabilities via internships for example to choose the right career path :)


Good luck !


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Felicia G’s Answer

Hi Hanna! Yes, check out the Department of Labor website www.mynextmove.org .

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Brian’s Answer

I would suggest going and speaking to the career center at your University or College. Most have them and they would be able to show you how different majors would fit into different careers. However, I would say that just because you have a major that doesn't seem to fit into a specific job/area, it doesn't disqualify you from those types of jobs/position. I studied Linguistics for my undergrad and worked in management and training, which seems to be different from linguistics, but lots of the skills I learned were transferable.

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