(Closed) what can i DO with my bachelors in general studies???

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

What do you want to do? You have a liberal arts degree which a lot of companies look for. You need to promote the skills that you have. You can probably do a lot of things that just require a Bachelors and not a specific degree. I had a Bachelors in Psych and honetly it doesnt do much more than a BA in Gen Studies – I worked as a mental health/vocational counselor right out of college. Then I worked as a Pharmaceutical Rep and now I work as an academic advisor for an online university.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would just go onto all the job sites out there – craigslist, monster, local newspaper job section – and just start applying to any jobs that interest you that you are somewhat qualified for. Even if you are not as qualified as they are requesting, apply anyways because you never know. You will find something out there that interests you and most things are going to be day jobs.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Honestly, I have never even heard of a “general studies” major.  I think you’ll encounter problems in the job market because it’s just too, well, general.  There are so many specialized professions out there that someone who knows a little bit of everything will be overlooked compared to someone who has been studying that thing extensively for four years.  I would look into retail, administrative assistant jobs, front desk attendants, and other kinds of non-specialized work.

GOOD LUCK if you pursue nursing.  I have friends that are majoring in nursing at my college and it is, hands down, the most difficult degree my school offers.  It might just be my school and the workload associated with it, but it’s rewarding at least.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think one thing you should do is start volunteering at places that you interested in working at.

Volunteering is the best way to gain more experience in a certain area and also gives you the opportunity to network.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Maybe you can apply to other programs if you don’t get into your first choice? or you can internship to make yourself a better applicant for hte next go-around?! Good luck!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly dont be discouraged. You will have a bachelors degree and for many employers that is all they care about. I think its something like 65% of adults are not in the career field that they majored in. Which means that you are fine. I majored in Psychology and I am not working in Psychology. My husband majored in Economics and he is not working in Economics and never has! You just find a job. In fact, I can only think of a few people that majored in something and then pursued that specific thing after college. But that was because their degree was very specified. Even if you had majored in Philosophy, Communications, Public Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Business etc you would probably still be qualified for the same types of jobs!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You could try and find a paid internship after graduation to help focus your interests. I work in a really specialized scientific field (MS, PhD, etc) so i’m not up on what a General Studies degree gets you. I would imagine it would help to find work that at least relates to something you want to do so that it doesn’t just sound to a potential employer like you are using them as a bouncing board for figuring out what you want to do with your life – they aren;t going to want to invest in someone they know will likely leave in 1-2 years.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree, don’t be discouraged. My degree is completely opposite of the field in which I work. (Political Science BA, I work in marketing at a music company!) Just apply to all of the jobs that interest you and that you think you may be qualified for. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You have a BA and that’s an asset. You have computer skills, organizational skills, analytical abilities and customer service experience (all things I am drawing from your post). Apply to everything and when you find something you like you can take additional courses if need be. Your skills can apply to marketing assistant roles, sales roles, admin, reception, tutoring, flight attendant…apply to everything!

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