The Industry

Are you looking for business internships or entry-level business jobs? Going into business means working for or starting a for-profit or nonprofit organization or enterprise that’s engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities. Businesses produce goods and services that we consume and they operate within a wide variety of industries.

People going into business have many options when it comes to college majors. Of course, there’s business administration/management, which accounts for nearly one-third of all bachelor’s degrees granted in the United States, but there are also management information systems, supply chain and logistics management, actuarial science, economics, finance, and accounting, among others. Earning a degree in any of these fields can result in an attractive salary and many job options in a variety of industries after graduation. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that starting salaries for graduates with these majors ranged between $52,000 to $57,000 in 2016, which is higher than average.

The Internship

Imagine gaining an insider's view of how business strategy is being implemented at Wall Street and investment firms in New York City. Landing a business internship is the best way to get valuable exposure to the field of business, and will give you insight into the functional parts of a business such as finance, mergers, and acquisitions, or operations, which will help you decide which industry interests you. An international business internship is also a great way to meet professionals already working in the field.

In an internship, you’ll have the opportunity to use your analytical skills to solve problems. You’ll join teams and work on innovative projects, explore a variety of careers, and receive mentorship. Use the opportunity to get familiar with the types of software and hardware used in the field in which you’re interning which typically will include common Microsoft Office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

The Career Options

A business degree will equip you with a versatile set of skills that you can apply to nearly every industry. Acquiring a summer business internship in the real estate, energy, construction, or finance industries is one of many ways to jumpstart your business career. You can also expand your career options by coupling your business major with a minor or put your business training to the test by launching your own business.

The Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of business and financial operations occupations is expected to grow 8% over the next decade, which is about average.

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