Mar 17, 2018  
2006-2008 College of Liberal Arts Bulletin 
2006-2008 College of Liberal Arts Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Careers and Jobs: Entering the World of Work

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If you have a particular field of interest, please feel free to consult with a faculty advisor or someone from the Career Development Center in Drew Science Room 113 or call 651-523-2302.

We have all read the predictions: people entering the job market in the twenty-first century will expect to have six-some say eight-careers in their lifetimes. Add to this the growing complexity of families, communities, and professions, and you need skills to cope and adapt to many life choices.

Let the liberal arts become your intellectual and career toolbox. Prepare yourself for the various career roles that await you by acquiring strong learning skills: writing, speaking, research, computing, reasoning&sound familiar? Yes. The goal-directed Hamline Plan will empower you for life.

How Majors Relate to Careers and Graduate Study


Student interest, more than college major, is the main indicator of future career choice. The Hamline Plan and the Bridges program provide excellent bases for entrance into a wide variety of career fields for all majors. The listings below demonstrate a sampling of the many career options available to Hamline graduates.

Academic Division: Fine Arts

Art and Art History: Careers in museums, galleries, historical societies, or retailing; advertising, graphic arts, publishing, and marketing. Many art students go on to graduate study.

Music: Talented students and musicians find careers in vocal or musical performance, entertainment, private or public school teaching, college teaching, history, publishing, or concert/arts management. Some pursue graduate studies before embarking upon successful careers.

Communication Studies and Theatre Arts: Graduate studies or employment in broad communication fields-marketing, public relations, broadcasting, publishing, teaching, human resources, management, sales, and law. Acting, directing, teaching, set design and technician, and administrator; regional and national auditions for advanced training and professional work.

Academic Division: Humanities

English: Highly marketable skills for a variety of fields and postgraduate study: teaching, business, management, technical writing, journalism, communications, advertising, marketing, public relations, human resources, and government service.

Modern Languages and Literature: Careers in journalism, communications, business, social welfare, education, nonprofit and government agencies, and law.

Philosophy: Law, medicine, theology, technology, teaching, and writing; graduate study in preparation to teach at the college or university level and law school.

Religion: Seminary in preparation for religious work; graduate studies in law, sociology, medicine, business, or the academic study of religion.

If you have a particular field of interest, please feel free to consult with a faculty advisor or someone from the Career Development Center in Drew Science Room 113 or call 651-523-2302.

Academic Division: Social Sciences

Anthropology: Social and cultural careers: law, education, health, urban planning, public service, nonprofit organizations, cultural resource management, and business; graduate or professional training. Forensic scientists work in law, law enforcement, or crime labs.

History: Government service, international trade, journalism, language instruction, arts, and intercultural communication; graduate work; interdisciplinary combinations.

Legal Studies: Professional graduate study in law and public policy. Careers in private law firms, private and public organizations, and government service.

Management and Economics: Careers in businesses, financial institutions, federal, state and local government, and nonprofit organizations. Highly marketable skills for a variety of fields within management and economics, such as business communications, advertising, marketing, business analysis, accounting, finance, social service, management, and human resources. Graduate study, both master’s and PhD, in economics, business administration/management, and law, for teaching and research.

Political Science: Careers or graduate programs in public administration, policy analysis, planning, law, politics, diplomacy, scholarship, or business.

Psychology: Graduate study to prepare for teaching and research in colleges and universities; vocational guidance and counseling; public health and community centers, and local, state, and federal agencies. Human resources in business and industry, employment interviewing, industrial relations, merchandising and sales, advertising, government service, and community enterprises.

Sociology: Careers in teaching, research, social services, business, government; graduate study in sociology, social work, criminal justice and corrections, industrial relations, law, urban planning, and public administration.

Academic Division: Natural Sciences

Biology: Medicine, dentistry, medical technology, veterinary medicine, biological and medical research, and secondary school teaching; careers in science, business, social services, law, public administration, politics, or environmental studies.

Chemistry: Advanced degree work and professional opportunities in chemical engineering, biochemistry, chemical education, or other fields such as anthropology, agriculture, forestry science, bacteriology, biology, botany, ecology, food science, geology, law, medicine, pharmacology, psychology, pollution control, public health, and veterinary medicine.

Mathematics: Teacher certification, graduate study, or fields such as high technology, management, or statistics.

Physics: Careers in engineering, advanced work in experimental or theoretical physics or astrophysics, and advanced degrees in physics, electrical engineering, civil or mechanical engineering, computer science, and aerospace or material sciences.

Where Are Recent Hamline Graduates?


The following is a representative listing of the past three years of Hamline graduates and their career or graduate school choices. What careers do liberal arts graduates enter? Every career imaginable.

Fine Arts Employers
BBDO (advertising agency)
KARE 11 Television
Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Minnesota Orchestra
Padilla Speer Beardsley
Penumbra Theatre
Saint Paul Parks & Recreation
Special Olympics Minnesota
Target Corporation

Fine Arts - Graduate Schools
Bucknell University MFA, Sculpture
University of Texas MFA, Drama

Humanities - Employers
Centro Cultural Chicano Inc.
JET (Japanese English Teaching Program)
Mayo Foundation
Minnesota Department of Transportation
St. Thomas Academy
School districts nationwide
Thomson West
US Bancorp

Humanities - Graduate Schools
Johns Hopkins University MAT
Luther Seminary MDIV
SUNY-Buffalo PhD, English
University of Denver MA, International Relations
University of Maryland - JD
Social Sciences - Employers
Allianz Securities
Best Buy
CH Robinson
Dakota County Corrections
General Mills
Hennepin County Crime Lab
Land O’Lakes
Law firms
Lutheran Social Services
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Piper Jaffray
Target Corporation
U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
U.S. House of Representatives
Wells Fargo

Social Sciences - Graduate Schools
Brandeis University MA, Psychology
Columbia University School of Law
Hamline University School of Law
Harvard University Master of Public Policy
New York University School of Law
Pepperdine University International Business
University of Alabama PhD in Clinical Psychology
University of California-Berkeley PhD
University of Limerick, Ireland MA, Peace Studies
University of Minnesota, Carlson School - MAHRIR and MBA
University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute MA, Planning
University of Minnesota Law School
University of New Haven MA in Forensic Sciences
University of St. Thomas, School of Law
William Mitchell College of Law

Natural Sciences - Employers
Allina Health Systems
Boston Scientific
Braun Intertec
Planned Parenthood
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Natural Sciences - Graduate Schools
Dartmouth PhD, Mathematics
Marquette University MS, Analytical Chemistry
MIT PhD, Physical Chemistry
University of Arizona PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California-Berkeley - PhD in Chemistry
University of Colorado PhD, Mathematics
University of Minnesota Engineering
University of Minnesota PhD, Aerospace Engineering
University of Minnesota Medical School PhD, Neuroscience
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
University of Tennessee Space Institute MS, Aerospace Engineering
Washington State University DVM, Veterinary Medicine

Finding Your Way at Hamline University


Throughout your time at Hamline, you will have access to a co-curricular advisor and the complete services of the Career Development Center. You will find an internship in a field that interests you so that you can explore that field in greater depth. You will plan your academic program with careful thought given to your career objectives and real-life marketability. The liberal arts will become your intellectual and career toolbox.