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What did you do with your Bachelor's degree in social sciences?

I'm a social sciences major who will be graduating in 2019. I'm curious to know how previous graduates have used the knowledge and skills acquired in college. I'm also curious what they opportunities they enjoyed and which were not so satisfying.

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Elizabeth’s Answer

I received my bachelor's degree in Political Science and have done everything from be an office manager at a marina, to managing operations for a cruiseline , to marketing for a non-profit and now learning and development at a Fortune 500 company. I think the amazing part of a social sciences degree is you learn how to write well, a skill that you can use in many professions. I would highly recommend you use your summers to intern places you would want to work upon graduating, even if you don't get paid (though you can always see if you can get school credit for the internships).


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Grotius’s Answer

In college, I studied Political Science and Legal Studies, thinking that I would go to law school. While I love the classes that I took, I realized that a career in the legal field was not for me and so I did not go to law school. From there, I ended up in healthcare consulting, tech consulting for an accounting firm, and working for a few tech companies in sales operations/customer operations type of work.

There are plenty of things that you can with a degree in the social sciences. I strongly believe that it teaches you how to learn, how to write well, how to think critically, and how to communicate with others. I would recommend supplementing that course of study with student clubs, part-time jobs, and internships.

Look for articles online to get ideas on what you can do: https://www.forbes.com/sites/emsi/2016/10/19/what-can-you-do-with-that-useless-liberal-arts-degree/#5f2cc02c41b8.


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Jazhel’s Answer

Hi Kimetha! I received my Bachelor's degree in Sociology and I am currently working as a captionist for the hearing impaired while simultaneously taking my graduate certification for Academic Advising. The field of social sciences is quite broad and I have looked up what I can do with it. There were positions for case management that I was interested in but I didn't feel it was my calling because I have always been passionate about education. I even majored in elementary education where I learned that teaching isn't for me and then I switched to sociology. And I am so happy with my decision because it has taught to think critically and see beyond the surface of issues. I also had to do a lot of research and writing which are helpful in the field. I suggest you research about careers in the social sciences field so you have a clearer picture about the particular area you're interested in. Lastly, I know that my degree helped me figure out what I really want and I hope you get inspired from what you're doing and studying. Good luck.


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