Recruiters from companies at this year’s Career and Internship Fair
were almost uniformly looking for students with the right skills, not the right
major. Organizations as diverse as Goldman Sachs, Idaho State
Government, Qualtrics, Buckle, Smuckers, Sears/K-Mart, Eli Lilly, even an electrical engineering company offer internship experiences, career training, and eventually jobs to students
from humanities majors. They are interested in students who are motivated, creative,
articulate, and with good people skills–i.e., you! Several recruiters explicitly said that they prefer the passion, flexibility and communication skills of Humanities students to other purely vocationally-oriented students.
If you missed the fairs this year (there is one in fall and winter), be on the lookout for them next year. Come to the Humanities College Advisement Center for help with CV preparation and interviewing strategy.