A degree in the humanities and social sciences can help prepare you for many options upon graduation. The knowledge you will gain through your studies will be instrumental in allowing you to increase your communication, analytical, and reasoning skills to only name a few, all of which make you competitive for a career. Sometimes the flexibility of this degree makes specific career paths seem unclear, but there are several resources on campus to assist you in meeting your goals.
Here is a helpful guide to getting your career on track from the start
What Is An Internship? Why Is An Internship Important?
An internship is a practical work experience related to your major that allows you to apply classroom knowledge and academic principles. It is a single, planned educational experience and its duration may be one semester, a summer, or any length of time agreed upon between you, the employer, and the university. Internships may be paid or unpaid and the student may receive academic credit with approval from an academic department (see below- link to Internships for Course Credit).
Many government agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations offer internships to qualified individuals. An internship can be an excellent way for a student to obtain professional work experience and make useful contacts in a given field, increasing his or her chance of obtaining desirable employment after graduation. Research shows that employers: 1) are more likely to hire graduating students with proven major-related work experience; and 2) typically offer those hires a higher salary than someone without internship or co-op experience. Upon graduation, students completing Internships and Co-ops are definitely more marketable in the eyes of employers.
Internships for Course Credit
Please note that you must complete all reading and writing assignments, if applicable, during that semester, communicating regularly with your instructor of record by email. Also, the internship work may not be applied to any other internship program. In other words, you cannot use the internship hours toward another academic program of study.