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1 What Can I Do With A Major In…. Business

2 Bright Spots In The Job Market Federal & State Government: All majors and all types of positions. Finance & Insurance: All majors and all types of positions. Construction: Management areas. Business degrees. Food & Lodging Retail

3 Work Towards Becoming The “Total Package” 1. Communication Skills-verbal, written, and listening skills. 1. Communication Skills-verbal, written, and listening skills. 2. Computer/Technical Aptitudes- a given core skill. 2. Computer/Technical Aptitudes- a given core skill. 3. Leadership- Take charge or be a follower 3. Leadership- Take charge or be a follower 4. Teamwork- working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people. 4. Teamwork- working cooperatively & collaboratively with different people. 5. Interpersonal Abilities- How do you relate to others? 5. Interpersonal Abilities- How do you relate to others? 6. Personal Traits 6. Personal Traits

4 The Glue That Holds it All Together… Critical Thinking/Problem Solving- identify problems and their solutions. Critical Thinking/Problem Solving- identify problems and their solutions. Intelligence and Common Sense. Intelligence and Common Sense. Willingness to learn quickly and continuously. Willingness to learn quickly and continuously. Work Related Experiences. Work Related Experiences.

5 How Do I Gain These Skills? Internships: An internship experience provides students the opportunity to apply classroom instruction to work settings. The student intern receives academic credit and in some cases is also paid. Can be from 1 semester to more than one. A student can have more than one internship experience.

6 Benefits Of An Internship 1. Opportunity to apply classroom learning to actual work experience. 1. Opportunity to apply classroom learning to actual work experience. 2. Opportunity for new “learning” from the work experience. 2. Opportunity for new “learning” from the work experience. 3. Develop Self Confidence and Professional Skills. 3. Develop Self Confidence and Professional Skills. 4. Begin “Networking” Process 4. Begin “Networking” Process

7 Eligibility Process 1. Available at Soph. level. Placements usually take place 1 year after completion of soph. year 2. Meet minimum credit requirements 3. Required GPA Approval by appropriate academic division 1. Fill out Internship app, return to Career Services. 2. Meet with Career Services Director (Marcia Foss). 3. Begin work on Resume 4. Complete learning contract when placement found. 5. Student must keep a weekly log of their experience. 6. Upon completion, must fill out evaluation.

8 Previous Internship Sites Dakota Heartland Hospital, Fargo Microsoft Great Plains, Fargo Youth Correctional Center, Bismarck Open Door Center, Valley City Melroe Company, Gwinner Nash Finch, Edward Jones, US Postal Service, Security State Bank, Nodak Mutual Ins., Walt Disney World, and many, many more!

9 Job Shadow Coordinated through Marcia Foss in Career Services Office. Coordinated through Marcia Foss in Career Services Office. Job Shadow someone in area of employment you are interested in. Job Shadow someone in area of employment you are interested in. One to Two hour experience. One to Two hour experience. Example:Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept., Example:Ride along with Barnes County Sheriff’s Dept.,

10 Take Part in Student Campus Activities Student Gov’t: Senate, V-CAB, Finance Commission, Inter-Residence Hall Council, Honor Societies & Special Interests: Valley Speech League, Viking Ambassadors, Tech. Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Alpha Chi, Phi Beta Lambda, Athletics & Intramurals: Cultural Activities: Art, Community School of Arts, Drama, Foreign Languages, International Opportunities, Medicine Wheel, Music, Planetarium Others: Homecoming & Sno-Daze, Viking News, Viking Yearbook

11 Career Services Activities 1. Attend Career Fairs: UND and Tri-College in the Fall & Spring 1. Attend Career Fairs: UND and Tri-College in the Fall & Spring 2. Minneapolis Field Trip: Career Services Staff chaperone students on tours of various Businesses in the Twin Cities Area. We have toured Best Buy, Nash Finch, State Farm, Anderson Consulting, Piper Jaffray, Lutheran Brotherhood, American Express, GreenTree Financial, National Car Rental,and many others. 2. Minneapolis Field Trip: Career Services Staff chaperone students on tours of various Businesses in the Twin Cities Area. We have toured Best Buy, Nash Finch, State Farm, Anderson Consulting, Piper Jaffray, Lutheran Brotherhood, American Express, GreenTree Financial, National Car Rental,and many others. 3. Attend On Campus Company Presentations. We have had representatives from Microsoft Great Plains, Eide Bailly, Northwestern Mutual, McDonalds, Lutheran Brotherhood, and many more. 3. Attend On Campus Company Presentations. We have had representatives from Microsoft Great Plains, Eide Bailly, Northwestern Mutual, McDonalds, Lutheran Brotherhood, and many more.

12 Now, What Can I Do With A Business Administration Degree? Now, What Can I Do With A Business Administration Degree? AREAS OF CONCENTRATION AREAS OF CONCENTRATION Accounting (21 Hours) Finance (21 Hours) Management (20 Hours) Marketing (18 Hours)

13 Accounting  Number Six on the list of Occupations with the most openings.  Number Four on the list of Occupations with the Largest Employment Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections

14 Additional Information Related Areas: Related Areas: Auditing, Tax Accounting, Systems and Procedures Accounting, Cost Accounting, Budget Forecast Acctg, General Acctg, Managerial Acctg. Controlling, Public Acctg. Skills & Attributes: Analytical, Organizational, & Communication ability, Ability to ‘think in #’s’ Patience & Persistence to work with detail Natural Tendency tpward orderliness Ability to handle pressure in meeting deadlines

15 Finance Generally, a college graduate enters the Finance Industry as a Trainee. After completing a training program, the employee becomes a Bank Officer. In Banking or Finance, the best “in” is an education background in Banking, Finance, Economics, Acctg, Marketing or General Business

16 Careers In Finance  Banking: Commercial Loan Officer, Consumer Bank Officer, Trust Admin., Int’l Banking Officer, Bank Mgr., Bank Examiner  Consumer Credit, Corporate Finance  Securities: Sales, Stockbrokers, Financial Planners,Traders, Underwriting, Research, Financial Journalism

17 Finance Skills & Aptitudes Human Relations and Communication Skills Personal Integrity Ability to analyze facts & make intelligent decisions Aptitude for math, precision, and accuracy Ability to work well under pressure Ability to handle heavy responsibility

18 Marketing Marketing is the economic lifeline of any firm. It connects the Company with the Consumer. Marketing accounts for a variety of functions including researching, buying, promoting, and selling products and services.

19 Career Paths in Marketing Advertising: Manager, Research Directors & Assistants, Copywriters, Artists & Layout, Media Directors, Telemarketing Directors, Account Executive. Others: Sales Promotion, Sales, Product or Brand Management, Marketing Research, Int’l Marketing, Retailing.

20 Marketing Skills and Aptitudes Majors in English, Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, Marketing, Mass Communications Knowledge of Mktg. Terminology Habit of reading and keeping up to date Ability to make better decisions Creativity, artistic ability, insights into people, willingness to take risks

21 Management One of the most varied and widespread career areas in Business. Managerial & Supervisory positions are incorporated into a discussion of every career path. Attached to positions in management are often increased status, higher salaries, and authority.

22 Management Career Paths Supervision: Oversee work being done by subordinates. Line and Staff: Line performs direct tasks, staff performs indirect tasks. Specialization: Hotel & Restaurant, Hospital, Airport, City.

23 Management Skills & Aptitudes Communications Ability: reading, writing, speaking, and listening Human Relations: Understanding & Getting along with people. Management Ability:Analyzing problems, making decisions, carrying out the basic management functions. Personal Abilities: Judgment, personality, intuition, self-confidence.

24 Opportunities in Other Related Areas Insurance: Actuary, Agents and Brokers, Field Reps, Underwriter, Claim Examiners and Adjusters, Risk Manager Real Estate: Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Farm & Land Brokerage, Real Estate Appraisal, Property Mgmt, Land Development, Urban Planning, Research, Mortgage Financing. Small Business & Consulting:

25 The Decision Is Now Up To You! Start taking the steps down your chosen Career Path Today!


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