Obtaining your humanities degree from an esteemed university can offer professional advancement in a variety of career paths. It can also serve as the first step toward graduate programs in law, business, communications, public policy, and more. However, because humanities degrees are so versatile, there are a few simple ways to focus your undergraduate studies around your career goals.
Gain Experience While in School
It's very common for college students to work part-time in addition to their studies, and some even balance a full-time job while going back to school. For those in the humanities, this is a great opportunity to get practical work experience while completing your program. Consider this an opportunity to test the waters of various career paths without making a long-term commitment. Some ways to get involved include volunteering for a non-profit, doing freelance or contract work, or taking an internship. Having hands-on knowledge of a specific field will help to fine-tune your BA in humanities and rule out career paths that don't align with your interests. At SoPA, we also offer career development advising appointment and resources to help you gain applicable skills and experiences during your program.