Business

Career Interest Cluster

Overview

Business careers are connected to the operations and administration of organizations, essentially helping to make an organization run productively and efficiently. Opportunities in Business can be found in all sectors including corporate/for-profit, nonprofit, and not-for-profit/government.

Career paths include:

  • Accounting
  • Analytics
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales 
  • Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics

Explore the Business Career Interest Cluster

There are many great websites where you can start exploring careers. Links to start with are listed below. These resources allow you to learn information about careers such as the nature of the work, education required, pay, job outlook, work environment and related occupations.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*Net
Candid Career
What Can I Do With This Major?

Other ways to explore include taking an assessment, informational interviews, job shadowing, involvement in student organizations, professional associations and volunteering

Events

Accounting Career Reception - Annual fall on-campus event connecting accouting firms and programs to Gustavus students. 

Gustie Career Week- Connect with local and regional employers, grad schools, and service programs for more information about internships and future opportunities. 

Government and Nonprofit Fair *Gustavus students must register through Handshake

Minnesota Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair *Gustavus students must register through Handshake

Handshake For a complete list of all Career Development sponsored events, log in to your Handshake account.

 

Professional Organizations & Graduate Programs

Professional organizations are a great way to begin networking and explore your career field. Industry specific organizations offer events, job fairs and career trends. View the list of organizations by industry here.The list includes organizations and associations for:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing, Sales & Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain
  • Sports & Sports Management

You can also join similar groups on LinkedIn or follow professional organizations on Twitter or Facebook. Professional organizations on social media offer articles, current industry information, discussions, and networking opportunities. 

Graduate programs for the Business Career Interest Cluster vary depending on the specific industry. Utilize the following resources to learn more about graduate school options:

Student Organizations

For a complete list of Gustavus Student Organizations, go to: gustavus.edu/studentorgs/organizations.

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Utilize Handshake to receive opportunities and more information regarding the Business Career Cluster.
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Students, Alumni and Employers can explore the Business Cluster via information provided below and the menu on the left.
 
To schedule an appointment or explore the Business Cluster, contact 
Jess Franta - Business Cluster Specialist
jfranta@gustavus.edu 507-933-7575

Updated 9/29/19 JF