Students who have used What Can I Do With This Major know it is a good resource for suggested career paths that connect your major to the world of work. But, did you know you also can find actual employment leads, even scholarship information, in this resource.
As an example, let’s pick on the English major.
On the home page for What Can I Do, look for View All Majors and select the hyperlink for Connect majors to careers found beneath it. Next, select the box marked “English". Choose the hyperlink to Majors and Careers just under the heading “English.” This immediately takes you to the bottom of the page – the place of the hidden gem – where you will find links to related professional associations, miscellaneous career information, and job postings. Bear in mind, it is not only the job posting section that provides job leads.
For example, if you chose Magazine Publishers of America under the Professional Association section you will quickly discover there is a Careers section for the Association within which you will find the MPA Job Bank (internships too). Look a bit closer and discover Career Guides and Resources too, including four Guides for Professionals New to the Industry (Succeeding in Magazines, Making the Switch to Magazines, Moving Up the Masthead, Building a Career in Magazines).
Choosing Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators won’t provide a careers section, but it does offer information on upcoming events like the organization’s annual winter conference (New York City, 2011) and information on awards and scholarships. Did you know they offer a Student Illustrator Scholarship?
A little snooping around in What Can I Do may go a long way to uncovering possibilities you never knew existed in all majors. Depending on your interests, you may find that information under multiple majors can apply to you. For example, an English major may also be very interested in the Majors and Career Links listed under Journalism or Communication Studies. Be sure to spend some time exploring!
By the way, have you looked at other gems for job leads at http://www.lvc.edu/career-services/internships-usa.aspx? Four great sources await you, free of charge. Search away………………….