No matter what you major in, Gardner-Webb will prepare you for meaningful life and work after college. From Exercise Science to Theatre, there is no limit to the things that you can achieve after your studies. Whether you’re on the fence about what to major in or you’re locked into a specific program, the “What Can I Do with this Major” tool can be helpful to discover how your passions connect with careers. This is a broad tool, designed to spark curiosity about a variety of occupations as you explore potential areas of study. In no way are you locked into a career path because you chose a specific major in college!
Don’t wait until you’re a senior to ask yourself what you want to do after college. It’s important to think about your post-graduate plans all throughout the journey, because those plans can change as you explore new and exciting things that interest you. For instance, you may study abroad and decide to pursue a major in a foreign language. You may have an internship that totally changes what you thought your career path was. You could even experience a mission trip that leads you toward ministry.
GWU offers 60+ majors and minors, which allows you to pick and choose from a plethora of options. If you’re up for the challenge, you may even be able to double-major or double-minor depending on the department. Using the “What Can I Do with this Major” tool, you can see how careers are interconnected with each other. In “Business” alone, there are many different types of jobs, plus many others that aren’t listed. There are so many types of positions within a certain field that if you don’t see something that is a perfect match, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Also, keep in mind that the information sheets and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list of all career choices or majors offered at GWU – so be sure to check out our list of majors and minors for the equivalent.
As you’re making friends, joining clubs, and building relationships across campus, ask around and see what other people’s journey was like. Did they change their major a few times before settling? Did they know what they wanted to major in before they came in as a freshman? Did they major in something specific, and then pursue a career in something totally different? Hearing their story can be insightful as your own is unfolding.
Remember – this is just one of the many resources that GWU offers to help you choose a major, explore career paths, and prepare you for the “real world.” Check out the Center for Personal and Professional Development’s website for more!