‘What do you want to do after school?’
‘If you changed careers, what else would you be doing?’
‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’
We’ve all been asked versions of these questions. Some people can answer straight away. You might have a very clear idea of what your future looks like and how you’re going to get there. But for many of us, it’s not that simple.
Arts, social sciences and communications degrees give you the flexibility, diverse choice of subjects and industry experiences to explore the different topics that interest you. Instead of graduating ready to embark on a pre-set career path, you’ll graduate with the tools to design a career to you.
Different ways to build the life you want
It’s perfectly fine if your interests don’t align with a clear career path. Find new ways to pursue your passion. Perhaps in ways you hadn’t ever imagined.
Let’s say you love movies, and you’re also great with numbers. Why not become an accountant in the film industry? Studying a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts with a major in screen studies could give you the right mix of skills and experience for a career that suits both your passion and your strengths.
If a career in politics appeals, you might want to build your expertise in sustainability, international relations or sociology. Electives in a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics give you the opportunity to do just that.
There are countless options at your fingertips.
The one constant in life is change
The job market today is almost unrecognisable in comparison to even one generation ago.
The influence of technology, the rise of the gig economy and the proliferation of non-traditional business models has forever changed the way we work. The transferable skills you’ll gain in an arts, social sciences and communications degree set you up to thrive in this constantly evolving landscape.
When you build the breadth of your skills and experience through majors, minors and electives, you give yourself the freedom to move between industries and roles as opportunities arise.
Uncertainty isn’t a bad thing. It can be an opportunity to explore your current interests, discover new passions and make new connections. You don’t need to know exactly what your future holds to have a successful career.
Study with an open mind and a sense of curiosity, and your future could unfold in ways you’d never even dreamed.
Ready to explore? Browse the degrees and majors available in arts, social sciences and communications at La Trobe.