Choosing a Major/Career
The CDC can help you begin to explore the intersection between major choice and occupations.
To begin to explore the intersection between major choice and occupations, the Career Development Center has "Career Monographs" in the Career Resource Library. These informational brochures provide a snapshot of each major, career paths pursued by graduates in the major, sample occupational titles, examples of employers, as well as facts and strategies to incorporate in your educational planning.
Contrary to popular opinion, there are more career paths open to liberal arts students than there are to graduates of any other area of professional study. The ability to think creatively, communicate effectively, solve problems, organize ideas and resources, conduct and explain research, and make decisions are all skills and abilities highly sought after by employers. These skills are all cornerstones of a liberal arts education.
Once you arrive at an occupational choice both by planning strategically and by being open to opportunities that spontaneously arise, take the time to plan through your four years at Occidental.