Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Family & Human Services & Family Science

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Family & Human Services from the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Art Therapist
Childcare Workers
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Counselors
Family Therapist
Youth Worker


Additional Resources - Careers in Family & Human Services

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Education
  • Vault Guide to Education Careers
  • Vault Guide to Family & Human Services
  • Vault Guide to Social Work

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.


TU Family & Human Services Internship Coordinator: Dr. Karen Goldrich Eskow


Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.


Art Therapist Related Questions:

  • What made you choose to apply to Art Therapist?
  • What have you learned from your past jobs?
  • What are top three knowledge /top three skills for Art Therapists?
  • Describe two or three major trends in the field?

Childcare Worker Related Questions:

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • What have you learned from your mistakes in the childcare field?
  • What have you done to improve your childcare knowledge within the last year?
  • How do you handle discipline issues?

Counselor Related Questions:

  • Which counseling theories have had the greatest influence upon your approach?
  • How would you handle a client or parent who was dissatisfied with your services?
  • What do you think is the most important personality trait of a counselor?
  • Describe a high stress situation which you have encountered on the job and how you coped.
  • How have you tapped technology to carry out your role more effectively?
  • How do you create good relationships with clients?
  • How do you establish empathy but avoid burnout by internalizing client problems?

Professional Associations



The Career Center
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Call to schedule an appointment.
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Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

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