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Career beginnings for business majors

Undergraduate business majors enter the job market with many valuable skills. Explore three ways to turn a business bachelor’s into a business beginning.

When Jon Barron graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business, he had many career options. He just didn’t know which one to pursue first.

Barron was not alone. By the time most business majors earn their undergraduate degree, they understand business operations, have quantitative and reasoning skills, and are prepared for many entry-level business positions. The problem for these graduates, however, is that they’re not always advised where to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the workplace.

Identifying and evaluating career options are often challenging because business is a broad field. Keep reading to learn more about consultancy work and two other common ways for recent undergraduates to gain experience in business: as a financial analyst and in a management-training program.

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Last Updated: April 16, 2009