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Career Planning and Preparation

Once you graduate from the College of Arts and Sciences, it will be time to put that degree to work. What can you do with a College of Arts and Sciences degree?

Majoring in the arts and sciences serves graduates well in a rapidly changing economy where it has become common for employees to hold many different jobs over their working lives.

We encourage all our students to begin thinking about their career choices as early as freshman year. The following resources are great places to begin exploring the many career options available to CAS students:

The Career Center

This university resource, located on the fifth floor of Thomas Cooper Library, has drop-in hours Monday through Friday from 1- 4 pm throughout the academic year. The Career Center employs two dedicated Arts and Sciences Career Coaches offering customized career development coaching specific to students pursuing degrees and careers in arts, humanities, social sciences, and/or natural sciences.

Contact CAS Career Development Coaches 

Nicole Montgomery 803-777-4864 

Ken Rucker 803-777-2359 


What Can I Do With This Major?

As a student with a degree in the arts and sciences, you have many different career paths and opportunities to use your degree in the future. To learn more about what you can do with your specific major, use this tool from the Career Center to explore all the possibilities.


Handshake is the Career Center’s online resource for jobs, internships, events, and employer connections. Handshake is also where students can find resources and make appointments with their career coach.

USC Mentorship Hub

Join USC’s exclusive online platform that connects the USC community through mentorship. USC’s Mentorship Hub provides career support, career resources, and an opportunity to mentor or seek a mentor.

Career Shift

Career Shift is an online tool that allows students to search, select and store job listings from all job boards and all company job postings. Students and alumni can also find up-to-date contact information for millions of companies.

Tangible, Handcrafted Resources

The USC Career Center has created a one-stop virtual resource guide for everything from writing resumes, job searching, career exploration, and more!

External Resources

Persuasive statistical and narrative evidence suggests that students who major in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are highly valued in the workplace and typically achieve rewarding, remunerative careers. We recommend the following websites for students and parents interested in learning more about the value of an arts and sciences education:

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