College Sophomore 2013-02-04T07:14:12Z
Getting into a major is not difficult in Hamilton college due to its open curriculum and liberal arts education principles. Sure, the work is hard, but meeting the requirements is not difficult.
I am considering majoring in Economics. I have to take several required courses, a interdisciplinary course like Economic History, and sometimes statistics depending on the focus.
As a senior you can decide to due either a seminar based project or write a thesis.
College Junior 2012-12-14T23:41:19Z
They have a good range of majors for a liberal arts school. Realize that though Hamilton has an open curriculum, it's still liberal arts. There are no specific buisness, finance, photography, engineering, etc. majors.
College Senior 2012-10-30T02:22:33Z
As someone who strives to be in the advertising field, I felt the only logical major to have was communications. My school's communications department is non-technical so I don't exactly get to learn about the advertising field or specific skills that I can use in the field. However I have learned transferable skills that can be used in any career field. Luckily I have internship opportunities to help me learn the specifics towards advertising and am not at a lost for experience/learning opportunities. I am quite happy with my program because all my professors are extremely helpful and engaged in my success.
College Senior 2012-10-30T02:18:20Z
I love the Communications department at Hamilton College because the faculty and students are a family. We all support one another and try to help one another out as much as possible. All of my professors are quite accomplished in the field and almost all the students in the department have had opportunities within the field. The curriculum is unlike other communications departments at other universities. Ours focuses more on the research and theories within the field rather than the technical aspects involved in fields like marketing, advertising and such. I think this can be seen as a positive or negative aspect about Hamilton's comm. department. I personally think it is a positive because I get to learn a different type of communications compared to others and can therefore gain a different perspective from my studies that can be applied to other areas of my life.
College Senior 2012-10-30T02:13:25Z
I'm a communications major but both my Freshman internship and Sophomore internship were in fields not related to communications. Both of my internships were learning experiences for me, teaching me what I didn't want to do later on. Now I am trying to have an internship within the communications field (i.e. advertising, marketing, PR, publishing...etc.). I can attest to how difficult this is, having someone take a chance on you when you are completely new at something. But there are plenty of people willing to help you out as long as you are proactive and enthusiastic about the search and journey. I am still trying to work out the logistics of the internship but the important thing is I have an opportunity. Our Career Center and the Posse Program are the places where I've received the most help and advice during my search for internships.
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