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Where HSS Students and Graduate Work

From internships and work-based learning projects, to exciting careers after college, explore where and how Humanities and Social Science students and graduates put their education to work.

UNC Alumni Careers

Top Industries of Employment

While Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum prepares alumni to work in many in-demand areas, a strong concentration of graduates build their careers in these key industries.*

K-12 Education
Higher Education
Government Administration
Hospital and Health Care
Journalism, Media and Publishing
Sports and Leisure
Investment Management

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*Alumni career data and outcomes are tracked by University Advancement. Top industries and professions reflect career outcomes of HSS graduates since 2000.

Great Careers Begin in Bear Country

Meet alumni like Tangier Barnes B.A. '05 - an urban planner who began her career with a UNC education in Africana Studies.

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Building Your Experience

Work-based learning projects and internships provide students an opportunity to apply classroom instruction, develop employable skills, and build their professional network.

Students may work with their academic department or the Center for Career Readiness to identify opportunities that align academic experience with professional interests. On campus job and internship fairs, as well as the online job board Handshake, expose students to hiring companies and organizations. Once students identify an opportunity of interest, the Center for Career Readiness is available to assist students in the application and interview process.

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Previous Internship Placements

Opportunities are available with regional and national organizations, and may include paid opportunities. Search for and find current opportunities by logging into Handshake

Denver Rescue Mission
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Go West Film Festival
Holocaust Memorial Organization
United Way
Weld County

Put Your Network to Work

Pursuing a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences offers many benefits, including access to UNC's alumni Bear Network. More than 138,000 alumni are living and working in cities across Colorado and world.

Students are invited to meet and connect with alumni by attending alumni career events, joining an alumni group, or accessing networking resource offered through the UNC alumni office. Personal introductions and referrals are also available for students who wish to connect with specific alumni who share a professional interest, work for a specific company, or live in a desired community or city.