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2 Rocket Launch Summer, 2012 The more you learn, the more you earn.

3 Employment Projections through 2018 Accountants ( faster than average growth) CPA – best job prospect Public Accountants Accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities Government Accountants and Auditors Maintain and examine records of gov’t agencies Internal Auditors Verify accuracy of their organization’s records and check for mismanagement, waste, or fraud

4 Employment Projections through 2018 Marketing, Advertising & P.R. (faster than average growth rate) College graduates with related experience, high level of creativity, and strong communication skills have the best job opportunities Marketing Managers develop firm’s marketing strategy Product Development Managers Market Research Managers Advertising Managers Public Relations Manager

5 Employment Projections through 2018 Service Sales Representatives ( average growth rate) Sales representatives are an important part of manufacturers' and wholesalers' success. High earning potential, substantial travel, long hours including weekends Sales representatives spend much of their time traveling to and visiting with prospective buyers and current clients. Obtaining new accounts is an important part of the job. They also analyze sales statistics and prepare reports.

6 Employment Projections through 2018 Financial Analysts ( faster than average growth) –Financial analysts assess the economic performance of companies and industries for firms and institutions with money to invest –work for banks, insurance companies, mutual and pension funds, securities firms, and other businesses helping the company or their clients make investment decisions. –read company financial statements and analyze commodity prices, sales, costs, expenses, and tax rates in order to determine a company's value and project future earnings. –study an entire industry, assessing current trends in business practices, products, and industry competition.

7 Employment Projections through 2018 Financial Services Sales ( faster than average growth) Personal financial advisors generally assess the financial needs of individuals, providing them a wide range of options. use knowledge of investments, tax laws, insurance, and real estate to recommend financial options to individuals based on their short-term and long-term goals issues they address are retirement planning, estate planning, tax issues, funding for college, and general investment options. Licensed to buy and sell financial products – stocks, bonds, annuities Private bankers, wealth manager

8 Employment Projections through 2018 Information Systems (faster than average growth) One of the top 10 fastest growing occupations Network and Computer System Administrator Database Administrator Computer Security Specialists Telecommunication Specialists Webmaster

9 Employment Projections through 2018 Human Resources (faster than average growth) Human Resource Generalist Employment and Placement Managers Recruiters Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Specialists Labor Relations Training Managers

10 Employment Projection through 2018 Supply Chain Management ( average growth rate) Purchasing Managers Logistics/Transportation

11 What Employers Want... Communication Skills (verbal and written) Analytical/Research Skills Computer/Technical Literacy Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities Interpersonal Abilities Leadership/Management Skills Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness Planning/Organizing Problem Solving/Reasoning/Creativity Teamwork

12 Personal Skills Honesty/Integrity Adaptability/Flexibility Work Ethic Dependability Loyalty Positive Attitude Self-Confidence Self-Motivated/Ability to work with little or no supervision Willingness to Learn

13 Internships/Co-ops Supervised work experience –Owens-CorningDietrich Industries –Dana CorporationMarathon/Ashland –Hickory FarmsOwens Illinois Provide students with challenging experiences Provide area employers with motivated and professional business students Nationally 77 percent of all college seniors have completed at least one internship Nationally 55 percent have completed two or more internships Students with internships secure jobs approximately twice the rate of those without an internship

14 Internships/Co-ops Internship Database –Students submit resume –Resume sent to companies –Interviews are arranged Students earn average $11/12 hour Two Career Development courses – BUAD 2000 and BUAD 3000

15 Top Sources To Find New Hires 1.Organization's internship program 2.Employee referrals 3.Career/job fairs 4.On-campus recruiting

16 Placement Data May Graduates Accounting$43,500 Information Systems 42,000 Marketing 34,000 Management 33,000 Finance 45,500 Sales 47,500

17 Placement Rates May Graduates 70 percent placement upon graduation 16 percent attending graduate school 12 percent still seeking position 2 percent not seeking a position

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