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General Studies Exploratory Major - After Graduation

The general studies exploratory program at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will provide you with the opportunity to learn a lot about a variety of subjects, which can make you a great team player - a skill necessary in many job settings.

Future Careers

MHCC Career Coaches are here to help you explore your career options after graduation. Below are a few common paths graduates can pursue.

Entrepreneur / Small Business Owner

Apply a diverse skill set to start and manage a small business in areas such as consulting, retail, or service industries.

Nonprofit Sector Roles

Work for nonprofit organizations in roles such as program coordinator, fundraising coordinator, or community outreach specialist.

Social Services Assistant / Administrative Assistant

An associate's degree in general studies can lead to careers like social services assistant or administrative assistant. It can also allow students to transfer directly into four-year colleges to pursue bachelor's degrees in more specific majors.

Sales and Marketing

Another job you can do with a general studies degree is in sales and marketing. In this field, you use your skills in talking to people and understanding what they want to sell products or services. The knowledge you get from a general studies degree helps you adapt to changes in the market and contribute to a business's success.

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