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  • Client Representative
  • Business Development Associate
  • Business Communications Specialist

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Business Analytics
  • Data collection/Data mining
  • Experiment design
  • Data analysis
  • Decision analysis and modeling
  • Predictive analytics
  • Customer loyalty and selection programs
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Fraud detection
  • Applied statistics
  • Process optimization
  • Operations research/Management
  • Manufacturing design
  • Supply chain management
  • Information technology
  • Database administration
  • Program/Project management
  • Consulting
  • Service analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavioral analytics
  • Cyber security
  • Retail
  • Software and technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services and banking
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer products
  • Sports
  • Supply chain
  • Transportation
  • Consulting
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Government/Public sector
  • Nonprofit organizations
Sample occupations
  • Seek broad exposure to business principles while honing statistics and quantitative skills.
  • Gain relevant experience through an internship in an industry of interest.
  • Develop excellent information technology, database management, and programming skills.
  • Learn to use relevant software or tools such as Apache Hadoop, SQL, R, Python, and SPSS.
  • Learn to work effectively on interdisciplinary teams and how to communicate data intensive information to colleagues.
  • Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Get involved in campus organizations and seek leadership roles.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals to learn about various industries or functional areas because business analytics professionals can fit into a wide array of positions.
  • Consider earning a master’s degree to qualify for advanced opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of industry developments through professional societies and websites dedicated to business analytics, data mining, information technology, or other relevant topics
Operations Management
  • Business strategy
  • Facilities layout
  • Inventory control
  • Personnel scheduling
  • Production management:
  • Line supervision
  • Manufacturing management
  • Production planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Purchasing/Buying
  • Traffic management
  • Inventory management
  • Manufacturers
  • Industrial organizations
  • Service organizations
Sample occupations
  • Develop strong analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Skills in budgeting and cost management are also important.
  • Take courses in statistics, computer systems, or logistics.
  • Learn to manage multiple situations and problems.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with different types of people in various functional areas.
  • Earn an MBA to reach the highest levels of  operations management.
Banking and Finance
  • Corporate and consumer credit analysis
  • Commercial lending
  • Trust management
  • Capital services
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mortgage loans
  • Originations and packaging
  • Branch management
  • Operations
  • Cash management
  • Credit scoring and risk management
  • Private banking
  • Financial analysis
  • Investment banking
  • Commercial banks
  • Credit unions
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Savings banks
  • Mortgage banks
  • Captive finance companies
  • Brokerage firms
  • Federal reserve
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Sample occupations
  • Build a solid background in business including marketing, finance, and accounting.
  • Gain experience through part-time, summer, or internship positions in a financial services firm.
  • Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to work well with a diverse clientele.
  • Plan to earn an MBA to enter investment banking.
  • Research professional certifications that may be valuable in this field.
  • Entry-level/Management-trainee
  • Employee supervision
  • Operations supervision
  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Information management
  • Middle management
  • Top management
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels and other facilities
  • Service providers
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Software and technology companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Self-employed
Sample occupations
  • Be prepared to start in entry-level management trainee positions or corporate rotational training programs.
  • Gain related experience through internships or summer and part-time jobs.
  • Work at a retail store or restaurant; advance into an assistant manager position.
  • Get involved in student organizations and assume leadership roles.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, integrity, and a sense of independence.
  • Take courses in a secondary specialty such as marketing or information systems to increase job opportunities.
  • Learn to communicate effectively with a wide variety
Rural Development/Resource Economics
  • Land management
  • Environmental resource management
  • Rural economic development
  • Rural planning
  • Timberland economy
  • County planning
  • Policy analysis
  • Local and state government
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Gas, water, and electric distributors
  • Coal companies
  • Mining companies
  • Railroads
  • Law firms
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Consulting firms
Sample occupations
  • Volunteer with relevant organizations to gain familiarity with rural economic issues.
  • Develop excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Stay up to date on local, national, and global economic trends.
  • Build skills in decision-making and policy analysis.
  • Assist a faculty member with his or her research.
  • Complete an internship with a government agency.
  • State and Federal Conservation
  • Health and Regulatory Inspection
  • Agricultural Inspection
  • Policy analysis
  • Legislation
  • Association representation
  • Local and state government
  • Department of Agriculture
  • National Parks
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Advocacy groups
  • International agencies and non-governmental organizations
Sample occupations
  • Develop excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Gain experience and exposure to the industry by volunteering with organizations such as 4-H.
  • Complete an internship with a government agency.
  • Maintain a high grade point average.
  • Research government application processes.

General information and strategies

  • Business can be 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, 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.
  • Develop a solid background in information technology, software, and tools related to data mining, statistical analysis, and business process optimization.
  • Develop quantitative skills through additional courses in math, statistics, and accounting.
  • Many positions in finance require the ability to analyze and interpret data.
  • Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Stay up to date on local, national, and global economic trends.