What exactly can I do with one? I couldn’t get into the Accounting Specialist POSt and Criminology was a backup that I thought I might as well just send a request to. I’m really thinking about dropping out and going to a college for accounting instead, but I don’t want to pass up the opportunity to continue going to UofT. There’s like, no jobs for crim specs.
wow, criminology was your backup? i mean, i respect the fact that criminology may not be your jam, but it’s pretty impressive that your backup POSt was a very popular type 3 program. maybe this is an indication that you have a talent and passion for something that you’re trying to suppress? just a thought.
i mean, if you really want to do accounting, then by all means, switch into a college program for that. or maybe you could consider transferring universities (we’ve got lots of university accounting programs in Ontario), or completing a master’s degree in accounting after you graduate from uoft. these are options worth looking into.
if you want to give criminology a chance, however, all is not lost. when it comes to jobs, crim is one of those POSts where you kind of have to make it up as you go along. aside from the obvious – graduate school and law school – someone equipped with only an HBA in Criminology has to be resourceful and creative in the job hunt. it’s scary and it sucks to have to carve your own path. HOWEVER, like all humanities/social science bachelor’s degrees, it’s a double-edged sword. uncertainty can also mean the flexibility to choose your own career, to fit yourself into a variety of different places, to make your career what YOU want it to be. and that can be really great.
criminology’s department page has nothing on their alumni page but a mysterious ‘coming soon‘ notice (what’s coming soon, i wonder? the web page? or the alumni?), but you may find some comfort in this page, which features little biographies on various uoft sociology alumni, all of whom HAVE JOBS. woo-hoo! truly inspirational. and none of them have to dress up as sandwiches or something similarly degrading. i assume so, anyway.
hopefully these bios can begin to give you an idea of the different options available to a social science grad. this may be another helpful resource.
as you can see, there are a lot of different directions in which you can go, including correctional services, law enforcement, or something completely different. so go! do it! live it! you can do anything you want to do (yes, even in this debilitating economy that’s probably only going to get worse due to the stupidglobaldecisionsbeingmadebypeoplefartoorichtounderstandtheimpact).