AREA: BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
Obtain a minor in business or take some
general business courses. Earn a graduate degree in an area of interest. Gain experience through internships or other employment. Become current with business and industry literature and news. Develop strong computer skills. Gain leadership experience through campus involvement or volunteer work. When job searching, seek employers interested in hiring "any
Understand the top skills employers desire and be prepared to demonstrate them, such as: communication (oral and written), computer, interpersonal, leadership and teamwork, etc. Be willing to start in a management-trainee program or other entry-level positions.
Maintain a high grade point average needed for graduate school and professional programs. Take prerequisite courses required by professional program, or obtain a related double major or minor. Meet with a pre-health advisor periodically to discuss curricular decisions. Prepare for and take appropriate admissions tests. Obtain summer jobs, volunteer positions, or internships to test field of interest and gain experience. Talk to professionals in your field of interest and arrange shadowing opportunities.
AREA: HUMAN SERVICES
Earn a Ph.D. to teach and research in the field of Women's Studies at four-year institutions. Master's or Ph.D. is required to teach at two-year colleges. Obtain masters in library/information science or student affairs if interested in those areas. Join related professional associations as a student member. Gain experience through volunteer work or internships. Get involved in leadership roles on campus such as peer mentor, resident advisor, or orientation leader. Develop strong communication and public speaking skills.