Social Sciences

Click on the categories below to help you with identifying possible career destinations, career resources, campus resources, and helpful tips in the Social Sciences.


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Anthropology, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies

Anthropology, Archeology, and Ethnic Studies

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Campus Resources:

One of the best ways to learn more about a career interest area is to join a campus organization related to your career interest or pursue an academic related internship. Click on the links below to check out the 100's of organizations offered and/or academic internships available at UCSD.

Student Organizations Listing

Internships Offered Through Academic Internship Program

Resources:

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/
  2. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
  3. http://www.myplan.com/
  4. http://www.onetonline.org/

Communications, Journalism, and Media

Communications, Journalism, and Media

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Campus Resourrces:

One of the best ways to learn more about a career interest area is to join a campus organization related to your career interest or pursue an academic related internship. Click on the links below to check out the 100's of organizations offered and/or academic internships available at UCSD.

Student Organizations Listing

Internships Offered Through Academic Internship Program

Internship Organizations:

Television, Film, Radio & Entertainment

SAN DIEGO

OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO

FOX 5 San Diego
KFMB - Channel 8/CBS
KPBS - Channel 15
KNSD - Channel 7/NBC
KGTV - Channel 10/ABC
Media Arts Center San Diego
New Country 95.7
San Diego 6
San Diego Film Commission
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Sony Online Entertainment
Surfdog Entertainment
TVJobs.com

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
AOL Time Warner
CBS
Disney Professional Internships

Dreamworks

Entertainment Careers Internship Listings
Film & Television Production Job/Internship Listings
Industrial Light & Magic
Jobs & Internships in the Entertainment Industry 
KABC/ABC - Los Angeles
KCRA/NBC - Sacramento
KGOTV/ABC7 - San Francisco
KPIX/CBS - San Francisco
KXTV/ABC - Sacramento
Lucasfilm Ltd.
MCA Records
MTV Networks
National Association of Broadcasters
NBC
NBC4 - Los Angeles
NBC11 - San Francisco
National Public Radio
Sony Music
Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Pictures
Television Internship Links
Universal Studios
Variety.com Job Listings
Viacom

Journalism, Writing & Editing

SAN DIEGO OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO
Harcourt Trade Publishers
Print Media Internships

San Diego Magazine
Union Tribune
American Society of Newspaper Editors Internships
Associated Press
Cartoon Art Museum-Bay Area
Foreign Affairs Magazine
JournalismJobs.com
Magazine Publishers of America Internships
Mexican Migration and Field Research Program
Newspaper Internship Resources
Random House Publishers
Sony Electronics
Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations
SAN DIEGO OUTSIDE SAN DIEGO
Geary Interactive
ISS/EarthKam
Legoland California
Meeting Sites Pro
PEK Interactive, Inc.
Port of San Diego
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Workforce Partnership
Sea World San Diego
Sony Electronics
Transworld Media (Sports Publishing)
United States Olympic Committee
Vavi Sports Club
American Advertising Federation Internships
The Bohle Company
Burson-Marsteller
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
Fleishman-Hillard
IBM
Ketchum Public Relations
Simon & Schuster
Sony Electronics
Southwest Airlines
United States Olympic Committee
Weber Shandwick

General Information and Strategies

  • Communication Studies is a broad degree that can lead to job opportunities in many different fields. Skills and experiences gained through co-curricular activities, internships, part-time jobs, and volunteering are critical in shaping a career path. Develop a career goal and seek the right background to become a strong candidate.
  • Communication Studies is good preparation for graduate school in many disciplines including communication, law, education, business, public administration. Maintain a strong grade point average to increase opportunities for admission into graduate programs.
  • Explore specializations within major and professional field. Select electives to enhance knowledge in area(s) of interest or find a minor that will add value.
  • Develop strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Gain experience with public speaking by joining Toastmasters.
  • Get involved in campus activities and professional organizations. Learn to work well on a team and develop leadership skills.
  • Build a network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor.

Resources:

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/
  2. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
  3. http://www.myplan.com/
  4. http://www.onetonline.org/

Economics

Economics

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Campus Resources:

One of the best ways to learn more about a career interest area is to join a campus organization related to your career interest or pursue an academic related internship. Click on the links below to check out the 100's of organizations offered and/or academic internships available at UCSD.

Student Organizations Listing

Internships Offered Through Academic Internship Program

Resources:

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/
  2. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
  3. http://www.myplan.com/
  4. http://www.onetonline.org/

Linguistics

Linguistics

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Campus Resources:

One of the best ways to learn more about a career interest area is to join a campus organization related to your career interest or pursue an academic related internship. Click on the links below to check out the 100's of organizations offered and/or academic internships available at UCSD.

Student Organizations Listing

Internships Offered Through Academic Internship Program

Resources:

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/
  2. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
  3. http://www.myplan.com/
  4. http://www.onetonline.org/

Political Science and Sociology

Political Science and Sociology

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Campus Resources:

One of the best ways to learn more about a career interest area is to join a campus organization related to your career interest or pursue an academic related internship. Click on the links below to check out the 100's of organizations offered and/or academic internships available at UCSD.

Student Organizations Listing

Internships Offered Through Academic Internship Program

Resources:

  1. http://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/
  2. http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/
  3. http://www.myplan.com/
  4. http://www.onetonline.org/

Apply to Graduate School

Before applying to graduate school, you want to consider whether graduate school is right for you.  You want to ask yourself if you actually need a graduate degree to do your ideal job.  To explore that, try looking at some job descriptions of the types of positions you want and see what they are asking for in an applicant.  Once you've determine if graduate school is necessary then you want to select and apply to the program that best fits your professional goals.

Researching programs

Application Process

Paying for graduate school

For additional help, come into the Career Services Center or schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor via Port Triton.Learn more about your Career Advisors and their specializations at the staff directory page.