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What Can I Do With My Major?
One of the most exciting things about your major is the variety of career options you can pursue! Take a look at the materials below to learn about some of the most common career paths for your major. Check out What Can I Do With This Major for any additional majors you may be interested in.
Education, Government, and Human Services Majors:
= Career paths for this major = Careers of URI Alumni for this major
Training & Additional Education
Many roles within the Government, Human Services, and Education industries require additional education beyond a Bachelor’s level degree. Graduate school requirements vary based on each program and commonly accept all undergraduate majors.
We encourage you to review our Grad School Module below to learn if grad school is the best fit for you.
Please note that your Career Education Specialists will assist you in finding resources for applying to grad schools (including building an effective personal statement), but do not advise on specific graduate programs. If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, contact that school’s graduate admissions office directly.
Pre-Law Program at URI
The Pre-Law program at URI provides preparation, support and advising for students who are considering applying to law school, whatever your major may be. Our team of advisors are here to guide you through your undergraduate studies and help you choose the degree program(s), courses, experiential opportunities, and other activities that will pave your way to law school, and beyond.
Searching for a Job/Internship
In order to be competitive for the job market or graduate school, prior to graduation every student should complete a practical experience, such as an internship. There are many techniques for searching for an internship! Many of your questions regarding how to search for a job or internship can be answered by reviewing the module and videos below.
Importance of LinkedIn as a Career Tool
LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional networking platform that features resources and benefits to support professionals in all career fields. It’s important to build your LinkedIn profile now, start connecting with your peers and professional in your field(s) of interest, and conduct research for both internship/job search and overall career development!
Job and Internship Search
There are a variety of websites you can use to search for jobs and internships. The following are just a sample of some of the ones you may find useful.
* ProTip: Many entry level positions have various titles so there is not one title to search for in these websites.
The most beneficial and effective way to search for jobs and internships is through networking. Make sure to check out the CCEE Events Page for networking and career fair opportunities.
Gain Even More Experience
Volunteering in community agencies that focus on the work you’re interested in after graduation is a great way to learn more about the field and build experience on your resume.
Academic Credit for Internships
Some of you may be eligible to earn academic credit for your internship experience. Below you will find more information relevant to your specific academic program.
Options for academic credit by academic program
Resume & Cover Letter
A resume should highlight the most important information relevant to a specific job or employer, which is why each resume you write will be different. In most cases, it’s important to showcase your projects and experience that illustrate the practical application of the academic skill and knowledge you’ve acquired here at URI and within your internships.