Careers & Internships
Because it is a customized program, Individualized Studies degrees are as unique as the students who design them. In today’s job market, employers are interested in the knowledge, skills and competencies that a student has acquired through a degree program and related work and volunteer experience. Within the Individualized Studies major and minor, a student can build on his or her interests, past experience, intellectual strengths and career goals to design a program which encompasses many of the areas of competence that employers are seeking. These might include critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills, technology skills, and the ability to work well with others. Students in the Individualized Studies major or minor are encouraged to highlight those aspects of their degree program as they interview and seek employment.
Individualized Studies majors and minors should have a career goal in mind before declaring this program. Career and future educational goals will help shape the individualized program you create. Students are encouraged to work with WSU-Rochester Career Services throughout their time as an Individualized Studies major or minor. WSU Career Services provides a comprehensive range of services to assist current students and graduates in achieving their employment goals and/or entrance into a graduate or professional program.