Thinking outside the (major) box
LinkedIn's field of study tool can help students and families look beyond strictly majors (which, according to employers, are less important than soft skills like critical thinking, problem solving and communication). It’s an easy way to explore the wide range of career options that each major can result in — although you do need an account to use it and the information is based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn. Initially, the tool will suggest a field of study based on the information entered in your profile. From there, it will draw on information from ALL LinkedIn members to generate a list of:
- where people with that major often work
- the types of work they do
- which school they attended
- where they currently live
Click on one or more of these elements to narrow the results. Or enter a keyword in the search box. Use the "explore more" button to select or search for a different field of study.