The holidays? They can be stressful, particularly when they give your family members opportunities to quiz you about your plans after graduation.
- Stay true to yourself. Spend time with a book you want to read but don’t HAVE to read to remind yourself why you got into this major in the first place. Write a poem. Watch a movie with some intellectual heft to it. Make a trip to the nearest independent or used bookstore.
- Learn more. Take some time to browse this very blog for additional information on jobs that humanities majors do (including communication, business consulting, science journalism, running small businesses, legal writing…)
- Be prepared. Often skepticism about your major comes out of loving concern, so think about how you can reassure the people who love you that you’re on your way to a stable, self-supporting adult life. Some ways you can show you are taking responsibility for your career path:
- prepare to apply for a spring semester or summer internship
- get to know Handshake and start checking it regularly to learn more about the kinds of jobs you’d like to apply for.
- find a part-time job that will give you professional experience
- find an alumni mentor