Careers by Topic of Study

Another way to help locate a possible career field is to consider your main topic of study through a course cluster.   If you find a cluster of courses that suits your interests well, whether one of the online examples or one of your own invention, consider how that focus applies on the job market. The theme of your cluster can help guide you toward a career field that will allow you to pursue your passions beyond graduation.

Below are just some of the career fields that current Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Major graduates have entered. Consider how these (and others) may apply to your skills and area of interest:

  • Public Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Education-Teaching/ Tutoring
  • Education-Curriculum Design
  • Education-Administration
  • Education-Advising/Counseling
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Government/ Politics
  • Law
  • Mass Media
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
  • Speech Writer
  • Journalism/ Blogger
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • Entertainment & the Arts
  • Artistic Production/Design
  • City Planning
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Social/ Community Program Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Activist
  • Fundraising
  • Labor Negotiator
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Museum Curator, Archivist, or Technician
  • Interpreter/ Translator
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Health Services Manager
  • Hotel Management

Also consider utilizing existing student organizations that allow you to demonstrate your skills. Stop in at the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) office or visit their website SLICE. Equally, consider volunteering for tutoring and mentoring positions on campus (check SLiCE website, Career Center, department websites, etc.). These are excellent opportunities for broadening your on-campus experiences but often these involvements are in themselves avenues for additional networking and career enhancement opportunities.

Using your education as an opportunity to enhance your skills will pay dividends on the job market.  Many employers appreciate Liberal Arts majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and diverse work environments. Depending on your interests and focus, a wide variety of careers can be found in the following areas, among many others:

For more information on career opportunities, contact the College of Liberal Arts Career Liaison at (970) 491-5707, and check out CSU’s Career Center, Room 26, Lory Student Center (lower level) or visit their website: The CSU Career Center.