Jun 06, 2019 - 12:11 PM
If you are finishing your undergraduate degree in business, your options may be limited. Often, when we study business, it's because we want to manage others. But we rarely have the opportunity to manage others in our first job. Instead, many aspiring business managers choose to go into sales roles. These give new graduates direct experience working with customers. Another option is to consider entry-level roles within the department in which you are most interested, whether it’s finance, operations or marketing.
If you’re graduating with a master's degree, your career path may be clearer. You might have experience prior to your graduate studies to guide your choices. Many graduate programs have concentrations such as accounting, marketing or entrepreneurship. These often help to guide next career steps.
Sometimes, undergraduates will consider going directly into graduate programs as their next step. This is not recommended. When someone graduates with a master's degree and no prior work experience, it becomes hard to find a fitting role. To get the most out of your graduate studies, you should first gain more work experience.