I'm about to graduate in december with 2 majors, economics and international relations
Tell me, what kind of jobs were you thinking of when you decided on your majors? Did you actually think over (with an advisor) what kind of job would look for an Econ / International Relations major?
The son of a neighbor came to my house last week, looking for the same sort of advice to get into the corporate world. He had no clue. He had a BA and a Masters in Political Science and a BA in Sociology. 28 years old, and has been a professional student forever, and no practical experience. The only advice I could think of for him is to seek a job in either public relations or government relations (lobbyists, basically). But of course these jobs are rare.
I made somewhat the same mistake too. I graduated with a BA in Economics - but I soon learned my mistake and got an MBA, and since then I have gotten further BAs in Finance and Accounting.
There are hundreds of majors available when you get to college, but kids need to think (and most importantly, their parents and counselors need to provide guidance) about what the end-result is going to be. If you take a major in History, for example, all you can do is maybe teach school. Art majors will usually starve. A friend's daughter is a wonderfully talented artist and wanted to study art - I told her to study graphic design - a major that would use her skills but pointing it towards some kind of lucrative career.
Waterpolodan, I did not mean to come down on you in particular. At least 50% of all recent grads are in the same position. But I would use some of your remaining time at the university to talk with the guidance counselors there. That's what they are there for. Get them to work for you and identify careers that match your profile - ideally, he can tell you that such-and-such a company could be interested, and sometimes recruits from campus.
(edited for spelling)
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