“What are you planning to do after college?” This is the intimidating question frequently asked of college students. I, like many of my fellow students, fear the daunting reality of life after college. As a a liberal arts major, the future seems even more dismal. There is a stigma that graduates with a degree in the arts won’t find good jobs. However, this stereotype is not entirely accurate.
The Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department held an alumni panel to discuss how to navigate success after graduation. The five women spoke on their experiences as women in the industry, and how they applied their Theatre Arts degrees, into careers.
After this discussion, I was inspired to research actual graduate outcomes from previous Theatre Arts alumni. I went to Cal Poly’s career services, and here is what I found. They weren’t lying, you can find a job!