Career Interest Cluster

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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. Industries include:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing
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To meet with a Career Development Specialist call 507-933-7575 or email


Explore the Cluster Resumes and Cover Letters Internship and Job Search
Events Professional Organizations Student Organizations


Explore the Business Career Interest Cluster

There are many websites where you can explore 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. You can also follow companies and organizations related to your career on social media. LinkedIn, facebook, and twitter are good resources for you to learn about companies and keep up on current trends in the career fields you are exploring.

Other Ways to Explore

Take an Assessment Informational Interviews
Job Shadowing Volunteering

 Bridge Programs and Graduate School

Resumes and Cover Letters

Résumés - Resources to help get you started.

Cover Letters and Professional Communications - Get more information on how to connect professionally. 

Internship and Job Search

Search for Internship and Job opportunities by cluster area. 

Gustavus semester Academic Internship Information and January Career Exploration Information.

Handshake - Find up to date job and internship opportunities posted for Gustavus students and young alumni. 

Vault - An online resource for students providing comprehensive career information and management tools. 

Spotlight on Careers (Username: spotlightpass Password: liberalarts2017) - Job and internship listings for individual career areas. 

Networking - Connect with alumni and other professionals to build your network and find opportunities. 

Year of Service - Find full-time volnteer or paid opportunities to gain life experience. 

Fellowships - Nationally competitive grant and scholarship opportunities connected to experiences. 


Accounting Fair - Annual fall on-campus fair connecting accouting firms and programs to Gustavus students. 

Careers Possible - 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

Professional organizations are a great way to begin networking and explore your career field. Professional organizations often have discounted membership rates for students. These organizations, specific to industry, offer events, job fairs and listservs that can provide information and networking opportunities.

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. 

Student Organizations

For a complete list of Gustavus Student Organizations, go to:

Updated 9/19/17 JV