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Majors Presentation

Group 5
Andrea Retolaza, Lukas Williams, Nedd Harwood, Abby Brown
Mystery Major #1
Employer Name / Grad
School
Job Title / Masters Location
Marh Inc. Risk Analyst Pittsburg
Ricchi Waiter Washington
Run the World LLC Business Owner Dallas
Chester County Hospital Emergency Department
Technician
West Chester
Hill and Knowlton Account Coordinator San Francisco
Corporate Executive Board Sales Associate Washington
Freelance Artist Wayne
George Washington Law Student Washington
What is a foreign language major?
Foreign languages are at the core of a liberal arts education.
Learning a foreign language significantly improves students
analytical thinking and linguistic skills in their native and chosen
second language.
Students obtain a broader and deeper awareness and
understanding of other cultures.
WFU offers different courses where students can learn more
profound the language, literature and civilization.

Careers Associated
Missionary
Linguist
Social Worker
Technical writer
Translator
Language Engineer
Lexicographer
Editor/Proofreader
Educator
Foreign Service
Officer
Interpreter
Journalist
Librarian
Skills
Translating ideas/languages
Strong written and oral communication skills
Perception of word patterns and structures
Analyzing content
Gathering information
Memorizing
Sensitivity to diversity
Ability to clarify

Update on Professionals on LinkedIn
Language & Literature Major 56,600 members
WFU Alumni with a Foreign Language & Lit Major 20 members
Spanish Language and Lit Major 77,420
WFU Alumni with a Spanish Language & Lit major 200
members

Interesting Facts
Woody Allen (French)
Mark Twain (French & German)
Mick Jagger (French)
Lance Armstrong (French)
George W. Bush (Spanish)
Jimmy Carter (Spanish)
Christina Aguilera (Spanish)
Madonna (Spanish)

Bill Clinton (German)
Sandra Bullock (German)
Leonardo Di Caprio
(German)
Thomas Jefferson
(German)
Maya Angelou (Romance
languages)
Interested?
Personally less interested
Not interested on the job opportunities associated with the skill
Good skill to have but companies value it as a secondary skill

Mystery Major
Lukas Williams
Employer Name Job Title Location
Cumberland School of Law Law Student Birmingham, AL
DD+P Consulting Group Marketing Assistant Cincinnati, OH
Fulbright Commission English Teacher Korea
Marshall University Medical Student Huntington, WV
Obama for America Campaign Worker Winston-Salem, NC
Peoples Bank Teller Hickory, NC
The Cygnal Group Executive Assistant Raleigh, NC
U.S. Army First Lieutenant Ft. Lewis, WA
University of Georgia Graduate Student Athens, GA
University of Maryland Ph.D. Student in Chemistry College Park, MD
Biology Major
Encompases the study of all living organisms
Includes various aspects of life
How organisms function and their roles in
the natural environment
Hereditary information
Biotechnology
Skills
Organizing ideas/information
Applying scientific concepts to problems
Making projections from data
Ability to make critical observations and
appropriate decisions
Ability to operate scientific equipment
Ability to organize and maintain accurate
records
Skills Continued
Good vision and manual dexterity
Ability to conduct and clearly explain
scientific research
Strong mathematical background
Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking,
and memorization
Sensitivity of the health and safety of
others
Careers
Biochemist
Bioinformaticist
Blood Bank Technologist
Clinical Pathologist
Crime Lab Analyst
Cytotechnologist
Dentist
Dietician
Educator
Environmental Specialist
Field Study Coordinator
Food and Drug Inspector
Genetic Counselor
Health Program Assistant
Hemotherapist
Histologist
Lab Technician
Legal Assistant
Medical Sales Equipment
Medical Investigator
Careers Continued
Medical Librarian
Medical Writer
Microbiologist
Optometrist
Parasitologist
Pharmaceutical Sales
Representative
Physical Therapist
Physician
Physicians Assistant
Public Health Specialist
Quality Control Specialist
Toxicologist
Interesting Facts
Josh Duhamel - couldnt achieve dream of
being a dentist because of being one credit
shy of a biology major, so turned to acting
Aristotle - Greek philosopher and early
scientist. Often called the father of
biology.
Lisa Kudro
There is no gene for
the human spirit.
LinkedIN
1,083,365 members studied general biology
on LinkedIN
The majority work in research or have a healthcare
related career
Pfizer
1,525 members studied this at Wake Forest
University
Interested?
Mystery Major #3
Abby Brown
Employer Name Job Title Location
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Knoxville, TN
Center for Strategic and
INternational Studies
Project on Nuclear Issues
Intern
Washington, D.C.
Patrick Henrys Pub and
Grille
Bartender Richmond, VA
Wells Fargo Securities Economic Analyst Charlotte, NC
World Teach English Teacher Machala, Ecuador
Yale University MPH Student New Haven, CT
William Mitchell College of
Law
Law Student St. Paul, MN
U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Ft. Bragg, NC
Noblesville Natural History
Museum
Assistant Curator Noblesville, IN
HalfWheel Co-founder Dallas, TX
History History
History Major
Study of major social, economic, political, and cultural
events of the past
Develop an understanding of history and culture of
ancient, medieval, and modern times including
societies outside the traditional American and
European boundaries
broadens perspective for the preservation and future
growth of nations and institutions
Good to supplement learning with a foreign language
Skills History Majors Have
Analyze historical works
Research skills
Learn a foreign language
Evaluating and interpreting events, information, and
ideas
Skilled in written and oral expression of ideas
Time management skills
Retain diverse sets of information
Careers
Archivist
Attorney
CIA/FBI Agent
Consultant
Curator
Editor
Educator
Financial Analyst
Foreign Service Officer
Journalist
Legislative Aide
Lobbyist
Maret Analyst
Museum Director
Physician
Politican
Press Secretary
PR Specialist
Writer
Who majored in history?
6 US Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson,
FDR, JFK, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush)
Martha Stewart
Conan OBrien
Steve Carell
Chris Hughes, founder of Facebook
Michael Flaherty, Co-founder and president of Walden
Media

LinkedIN
1,119,595 people studied history on LinkedIn
o Top 3 What they do
Education
Media and Communication
Legal
1,945 people studied history from Wake Forest on
LinkedIn
o Top 3 What they do
Legal
Education
Media and Communication
Interest?
Mystery Major #4
Ned Harwood
Employer Name Job Title Location
US Army 2nd Lieutenant Ft. Rucker, AL
Teach for America Teacher Rio Grande, TX
Polytec Technical Sales Rep Roaring River, NC
Juran Institute Marketing Assistant Southbury, CT
Lyon Firm Legal Research Assistant Winter Park, FL
Office of Senator Richard
Burr
Staff Assistant Washington, DC
Epic Project Manager Madison, WI
Baker Stovey McDonald
Properties
Broker Nashville, TN
FedSources Marketing Intelligence
Analyst
Mclean, VA
Allstate Insurance Bilingual Insurance Agent Charlotte, NC
Political Science Major
Study of government, public policies, and political
behavior
Uses humanistic perspectives and scientific skills to
examine politics in the US and the world
Provides valuable preparation and training for people
looking to be leaders of organizations, political
campaigns, or in their community
Students go into a wide range of industries; Can go into
business, law, journalism, and politics
What Skills do Political Science Majors Have?
Analyze historical works
Skillful at speaking, reading, and writing
Ability to effectively communicate ideas
Able to associate with people with differing beliefs
Skills at developing personal thoughts/theories
Ability to assess crises and problem solves
Awareness of community needs
Propensity to be a leader

Careers
Account Executive
Attorney
Campaign Coordinator
Chief Financial Officer
CIA/FBI Agent
Consultant
Diplomat
Educator
Financial Advisor
Foreign Service Officer
Human Resources Specialist
Insurance Agent
Judicial Clerk
Labor Relations Specialist
Legal Assistant
Legislative Assistant
Legislative Correspondent
Lobbyist
Careers Continued
Marketing Coordinator
Litigation Clerk
Paralegal Investigator
Peace Corp Volunteer
Policy Analyst
Political Analyst
Probation Officer
Public Relations Specialist
Public Service Worker
Senator
Technical Analyst
Debate Coach
Commercial Real Estate
City Urban Planner
Congressional Aide
Conservationist
Famous Political Science Majors
President Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
Jerry Springer
Bill Simmons
Henry Kissinger
LinkedIn Statistics
Political Science Majors on LinkedIn:
o 1,597,588
Top 3 Careers
Law Practice
Governmental Administration
Higher Education
Wake Forest Political Science Majors on LinkedIn:
o 1,292 studied Political Science
Top 3 Careers
Law Practice
Financial Services
International Affairs
My Interest?
Questions?