Your Major and Career
The Arts & Sciences major builds high-demand creative skills for the 21st century job market, including critical thinking, communication, ethical judgment, and cultural awareness.
It also provides flexibility for career exploration and development, leading to a constellation of related careers.
Combine your studies with experiences like research, internships, community service, or student leadership, and you’ll discover what you want to do, create valuable networks, develop marketable skills, and put your liberal arts skills into action. In short, you’ll open doors to careers.
To discover your career, take these steps:
- Step 1: Visit one-on-one with a Career Center advisor, whether you’re still discovering your interests or you already have a dream job in mind.
- Step 2: View Success Stories at the Career Center to see internships and careers Washington University students have pursued; you can sort by major. Also view Career Center brochures to discover careers related to your major. Your Career Center advisor can help you find internships, informational interviews, and job shadowing opportunities to explore these careers.
- Step 3: Investigate these programs that build marketable skills and help translate a liberal education into a career:
- Praxis Program: Tools for the World of Work (link to http://college.artsci.wustl.edu/praxis): an exciting opportunity to combine the practical reading, writing and analytical skills of a Liberal Arts education with marketable skills required for success in today’s workplace.
- Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies: the hub of entrepreneurial activity on campus, working to build an innovation environment in the seven schools of the university where ideas and people can connect and cause action that changes lives.
- Global Certificate: an interdisciplinary program designed to expose you to diverse perspectives and teach you practical skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic international landscape.
Your Major and Professional or Graduate School
To see how a major relates to health school, law school, or graduate school visit the following sites: