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Mystery Major

Project
Group 4: Julia Rootenberg,
Franny Blanchard, Emma
Washington & Duke Ejiofor
Mystery Major 1
Sociology!!!
What is the Sociology Major?
Sociology is the study of social behavior, its origins,
development, organization, and institutions
There are 2 areas of concentration at WFU: Business &
Society and Crime & Criminal Justice
The study of sociology provides a powerful perspective for
understanding the social basis of all human activity
What Skills are Developed
within Sociology?
Understanding of the logic of social research
Knowledge of statistics including regression analysis
Familiarity with ethnographic and historical research
Knowledge of racial, gender, and class disparities
Analytic and critical cognitive skills
Extensive verbal and written communication skills
The capacity to conduct and report original research
Famous Sociology Degree
Graduates
Ronald Reagan was a soc
and econ double major
Martin Luther King Jr.
graduated with a B.A. in soc
Kal Penn double
majored in soc and film
What Careers Interest Students
Who Major in Sociology?
Attorney
Counselor
Criminologist
Human Resources Specialist
Lobbyist
Mental Health Assistant
Peace Corps Volunteer
Physician
Probation Officer
Psychologist
Public Relations Specialist
Residential Counselor
Social Worker
Volunteer Coordinator
WFU Sociology Alums
On LinkedIn, there are 853 Wake Forest
graduates that studied sociology
More or less interested in
Sociology?
Mystery Major 2
Employer Job Title Location
Akanksha Foundation & Teach
for India
Teacher; Associate in
Development Office
Mumbai, India
BB&T Leadership Development
Program
Winston-Salem, NC
Finard Properties Real Estate Broker Boston, MA
Standard & Poor's Research Assistant New York, NY
Suntrust Robinson Humphrey Portfolio Management Analyst Atlanta, GA
U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant Ft. Bragg, NC
Vail Resorts Ski Guide Vail, CO
University of Richmond Assistant Women's Golf Coach Richmond, VA
KPMG Advisory Associate New York, NY
Where have Wake Forest graduates
landed jobs with this major?
Finance
What is the finance major?
Majoring in Finance provides an understanding of financial decisions made by corporations and
how capital markets work
Emphasizes the integration of financial economics, accounting and applied statistics to provide
students a framework with which to understand a complex financial landscape
Prepares students for careers in corporate finance and financial services
Financial services include portfolio management, investment banking and commercial
banking, and financial consulting
Skills
Communication (oral and
written)
Analytical skills
Data analysis
Technical skills
Financial modeling
Accuracy
Interpersonal skill
Decision-making
Critical thinking
Quantitative and qualitative
skills
Careers
Consultant
Real estate broker
Fund accountant
Financial analyst
Strategy analyst
Marketing analyst
Investment banking analyst
Influential people with finance
majors
Donald Trump
C. Robert
Henrikson: CEO
of Metlife
Martin Zweig:
author of Winning
on Wall Street
WFU Finance Alums
On LinkedIn, there are 1,785 Wake Forest
graduates that studied finance
More or less
interested in finance?
Mystery Major 3
Employer Job Title Location
Artnet Auction Coordinator New York, NY
Arnold & Porter LLP Legal Assistant Washington, DC
Brenner Childrens Hospital Visual Arts Teacher Winston-Salem, NC
Peggy Guggenheim
Collection
Intern Venice, Italy
Gallerie Gmurzynska Gallery Associate Zurich, Switzerland
Assistant Account Executive Roberts and Tarlow
(advertising)
New York, NY
Irvine and Fleming Interior Design Assistant New York, NY
Kate Spade Marketing Coordinator New York, NY
Caldwell Snyder Publishing Assistant San Francisco, CA
Art History
What is the Art History Major?
Art History is the study of objects of art in
their historical development and stylistic
contexts.
A major in art history can foster development
of critical thinking skills, visual literacy and
an understanding of communication and
culture through visual representation.
Skills
Ability to analyze
works of art
Research skills
Visual analysis
Problem solving
Time management
Communication
skills
Passion for the
visual arts
Careers
Art Historian
Professor
Architect
Graphic Designer
Fashion Designs
Interior Designer
Art Therapist
Curator
Exhibition Design
Marketing
Art Writer
Art Dealer
Auction House
Specialist
Medical Illustrator
Museum Educator
Famous People with Art
History Majors
WFU Art History Alums
On LinkedIn, there are 286 Wake Forest
graduates that studied Art History
Are you more or less
interested in Art History?
Mystery Major 4
Employer Job Title Location
84 Lumber Company Management Trainer Fayetteville, NC
A-Bar-A Ranch Ranch Hand Encampment,WY
ACA Films Assistant Los Angeles, CA
Adult Swim/Cartoon Network T-3 Marketing Assistant Atlanta, GA
Advisory Board Company Marketing Associate Washington,DC
Alpha Delta Pi Leadership Consultant Atlanta,GA
American Express Marketing Analyst New York, NY
Buffalo Bills NFL Draft Pick, Football Buffalo, NY
Communication
What is communication?
Communication studies is an academic field that deals with processes of
human communication, commonly defined as the sharing of symbols to
create meaning. The discipline encompasses a range of topics, from face-
to-face conversation to mass media outlets such as television
broadcasting.
"The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to
generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels,
and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human
communication".
http://web.olivetcollege.edu/CareerDev/communication.htm

Skills
Evaluating information and sources
Coordinating events
Public speaking
Creative thinking
Working with others
Time management
Interpersonal skills
Presentational Skills
Analytical Skills
Team work
Careers in Communication
Management
Manager
Personnel Recruiter
Vice-president Human Resources
Trainer
Director of Training and Development
Admissions Counselor
Benefits Administrator
Sales Representative
Executive Manager
Public Information Officer
Industrial and Labor Relations
Negotiator
Customer Service Representative
Newsletter Editor
Human Resources Manager
Mediator
Buyer
Famous People with
Communication Majors
Stephen Colbert
Brian Lamb
CEO of C-SPAN
Matthew
McConaughey
Robert Iger
CEO of Disney
Other Notable People with Communication Majors: Spike Lee, Carrie Underwood, Howard Stern, David
Letterman, Matt Lauer, Connie Chung, Lady Bird Johnson
WFU Communication Major Alums
On LinkedIn, there are 1,393 Wake Forest
graduates that studied Communication
Are you more or less
interested in
communication?