Connecting Majors to Careers
At the same time, remember that your career does not have to be decided by your major. In fact, the experience you gain outside of the classroom from, for example, internships and student organizations can influence your career direction as much as or more than your major studies.
Career Center's First Destination Survey: Each year the Career Center surveys recent graduates (May, August, and December graduating cohorts) to learn of their employment, graduate school, or other destinations upon graduation. Use the interactive survey results to see the particular jobs, employers, and grad school programs chosen by these alumni.
What Can I Do With This Major?: This set of downloadble pdf's provides the common industries and jobs related to over 80 majors. It also offers tips for entering various fields.
LinkedIn Alumni Tool: LinkedIn's UC Berkeley's alumni tool contains the LinkedIn profiles of 500,000+ Cal alumni registered on LinkedIn! Filtering and reviewing profiles of the more recent alumni from your major can give you an idea of your options, especially if you reach out to them to learn more. View our YouTube video for more tips.
Major Maps - Division of Undergraduate Education: Comprehensive information regarding academic, co-curricular, discovery opportunities, including career examples for 90+ undergraduate majors.
Suggestions for Using This Information
- Jot down items of interest as you review the websites; note particular questions you have.
- Use our career exploration or graduate school resources to explore your interests further.
- Talk to people to learn about the realities of your interest areas in detail.
- Participate in internships, volunteering, jobs and student groups to develop your career skills and knowledge.
- Use our Youtube resources and/or chat with a career counselor any time along the way!