A degree in the liberal arts is the precursor to an overall better, more educated, and aware life. Sometimes students and their families are unaware of the opportunities in many different career fields that a liberal arts degree can foster, which can make the process of choosing a major at Hendrix more difficult.
Helping you find the right path for your life after Hendrix – starting with "What major?" – is something the Career Services staff is happy to discuss with any student. We can help you identify industries, careers, and positions that might best suit your individual skills and passions, then help you discern what majors might best support you in reaching your professional, career-related goals. Contact the Career Services Office to schedule a one-on-one appointment for assistance in your major exploration.
Additional Major Exploration Resources
- What Can I Do With This Major? – Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field,
this website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about the typical career areas and the types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate. Continue your research on majors and careers through the provided links to additional helpful websites.
- Self-Assessment and Personal Awareness Tools – Our office is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as well as the Self-Directed Search (SDS) assessment. Both are excellent tools to help students understand more about their strengths and interests and how those can relate to their choice of major, career paths of interest, and vocational discernment. Contact our office to schedule an appointment to meet with us about taking either assessment. Note: Assessments are free for current students.
- Friday Alumni Connection Time (FACT) – The Office of Career Services sponsors FACT most Fridays during the academic year. These 30-minute sessions allow students to have one-on-one meetings with graduates of Hendrix with different academic backgrounds who are working in a wide variety of fields: business, service, healthcare, law, and more. These meetings are great opportunities to find out what Hendrix graduates go on to do with their liberal arts degrees! Through this program, students can get real-world
advice from graduates with different majors who’ve gained experience in the work world and are eager to transfer that knowledge to current undergraduates. FACT mentors are always listed in Hendrix Today a week in advance for students to sign up.
- Resource Library – The Career Services Resource Library in SLTC 238 is well stocked with books that outline different career paths, including job titles and employers, for nearly every major offered at Hendrix. The library is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Though books cannot be checked out, the library has a comfy couch and armchair for you to use while browsing.
In addition to the Office of Career Services and the resources it provides, students are strongly encouraged to talk with their academic advisor when exploring different majors to pursue. The
Office of Academic Support Services and
The Office of Student Outreach Services can assist in this area, as well.