Students' job prospects are not limited to their major. Learning about internships in which other BSOS students have participated may expand your ideas about your career path.
Taking advantage of the resources outlined on the Your Career pages and acquiring skills that will help you transition from your college years to an interesting and fulfilling career.
The BSOS Undergraduate Blog, and Careers4Terps are great resources to which you should subscribe to be aware of the many internship opportunities available to you. The BSOS khopps [at] umd [dot] edu">Program Director for Experiential Learning also takes appointments for internship search advising. Subscribing to your department blog or e-list can help you to keep informed of internship opportunities. Some advisors majors offer career exploration courses (others are open to all majors) which can often connect students with alumni who have pursued careers both within and beyond the discipline they studied as undergraduates. Internships are great ways to explore different sectors and different types of professional environments. You may choose to pursue internships for credit toward your major or a minor or as electives. For students interested in an academic or research career, a variety of undergraduate teaching assistance and undergraduate research assistance experiences are available within BSOS.
Try to get a broad array of experience and build your soft skills before committing to a permanent position or a graduate program. Here are links to resources covering interests of many students of the behavioral and social sciences: