I am currently a freshman in college and I am
undecided on a major. I have considered sociology,
but I am still very unsure. I picked up a booklet
from our campus center for students with an undecided
major and it had you list anything you are truly
passionate about. I have considered myself a
feminist for quite sometime now. Whenever we
were given any open project at school I choose
a topic involving feminism. It struck me that
I had not considered any future career involving
this. I realize you can be a feminist no matter
what your career may be, but this is something
I am truly passionate about and would love to
have some sort of career involving in the future.
I need some advice. What sort of jobs could I
I truly believe that your undergraduate years
should be spent learning how to learn and think — regardless
of the topic at hand. It's a great time to learn
something that you wouldn't otherwise learn about.
For instance, I was an art history major and
in the moment I loved dissecting and analyzing
paintings and great works of art, but in hindsight,
the art actually stayed with me less than the
skills — writing, research, fact checking,
etc. Thus, I think that you should study
something that excites you and interests you
and thus motivates you to want to learn more.
This is the type of passion that seems unique
to your undergraduate years and thus you should
capitalize on that.
And in terms of jobs waiting
for you, there is a huge range: you can work
for a magazine and help determine which stories
get written, you can work for a book publishing
company either to promote books or to edit them,
you can work for a PR firm and learn how to market
a campaign, you can work for a think tank and
help produce reports, you can work for a non-profit
organization and help give away grants or fundraise,
you can work for an elected official...really
the possibilities are limitless.