Area

Employer


Area:

Management

Sub-Area:
  • Areas and job titles will vary by industry.
Employers:
  • Business and industry including:
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Retail stores
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels
    • Service providers
    • Healthcare organizations
    • Manufacturers
    • Industrial organizations
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Self-employed

Area:

Sales

Sub-Area:
  • Industrial Sales
  • Consumer Product Sales
  • Financial Services Sales
  • Services Sales
  • Advertising Sales
  • E-commerce
  • Customer Service
  • Sales Management:
    • District, Regional, and Higher
Employers:
  • For-profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Product and service organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Financial companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Print and electronic media outlets
  • Software and technology companies
  • Internet companies

Area:

Insurance

Sub-Area:
  • Claims
  • Underwriting
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Loss Control
Employers:
  • Insurance firms
  • Banks

Area:

Banking

Sub-Area:
  • Commercial Banking
  • Retail/Consumer Banking
  • Credit Analysis
  • Lending
  • Trust Services
  • Mortgage Loans
  • Branch Management
  • Operations
Employers:
  • Banks
  • Credit unions
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Financial services institutions
  • Federal Reserve banks

Area:

Real Estate

Sub-Area:
  • Residential Brokerage
  • Commercial Sales
  • Appraisals
  • Property Management
Employers:
  • Real estate brokers
  • Banks
  • Appraisal firms
  • Apartment and condominium complexes
  • Developers
  • Large corporations: real estate departments

Area:

Human Resource Management

Sub-Area:
  • Recruiting/Staffing
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Safety
  • Employee Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Development
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Employment Law
  • Consulting
Employers:
  • Large corporate entities
  • Service industry
  • Hospitals and healthcare organizations
  • Universities
  • Temporary or staffing agencies
  • Executive search firms
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Labor unions

General Information and Strategies

  • General business is a broad area that can lead to many career opportunities. Students should clearly define their goals and seek experiences and skills necessary to reach those goals.
  • Gaining relevant experience through part-time and summer jobs or internships is critical.
  • Learn about various fields of business through research on internet sites and books, informational interviews of professionals, and exposure to work environments through shadowing, volunteering, or interning.
  • Develop interpersonal and organizational skills through participation in and leadership of student organizations. Strong communication skills, including public speaking, are also important to achieving success in this field.
  • Learn to work effectively with a wide variety of people and to work well in a team environment.
  • Get involved in student professional associations in field of interest.
  • Develop and utilize a personal network of contacts. Once in a position, find an experienced mentor.
  • Consider earning an MBA or other related graduate degree after gaining work experience to reach the highest levels of business management.
  • See also "What Can I Do With This Major?" for Management, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Logistics, and Accounting for additional information.