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Business

Careers that are connected to the operations and administration of organizations, essentially helping to make an organization run productively and efficiently.

Overview

Opportunities in Business can be found in all sectors including corporate/for-profit, nonprofit, and not-for-profit/government. Career paths range from creative to number-driven and all academic majors support these fields.

Career Paths Include:

About the Career Area:

Accounting professionals examine, analyze, and interpret financial records to prepare statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Tax, Audit, Accounting Information Systems
  • Available opportunities: Accounting Internships, Summer Leadership Programs.
  • Available organizations: Accounting Club, Campus Activities Board, Finance Club.

About the Career Area:

Analytics provides insights from data to drive business planning for all areas including sales, marketing, finance, operations, human capital and more. This field combines mathematics, research and technology to industries and areas to understand, interpret and determine future business decisions.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Statistics, Intro to Computer Science, Algorithms: Analysis and Design, Econometrics, Marketing Research, Applied Business Analytics.
  • Available opportunities: on campus internships with the Gustavus Marketing and Communications Department, Alumni Office, Office of Institutional Research, etc.
  • Available organizations: Terry E. Skone Investment Club, Gustavus Coding Club, Departmental research, and providing analytical insights as a member of various student organizations including Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Consulting careers can range from work within analytics, project management, and strategy implementation internally within companies or externally for clients. Consultants work to provide solutions to a client’s changing business needs that can range across all industries and areas of work.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Management, Strategic Management, Interpersonal Communication, Ethics in Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Conflict Management and more.
  • Available opportunities: internships, student leadership positions, athletics, and student organization membership.
  • Available organizations: Joining and providing leadership and engagement to various student organizations including Greek Life, Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Finance professionals support the management of money and includes activities such as investing, borrowing, lending, budgeting, saving, and forecasting.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Money and Banking, International Trade and Finance, Public Finance, Investments, etc.
  • Available opportunities: Internships with Gustavus partners and campus departments.
  • Available organizations: Terry E. Skone Investment Club, Finance Club, finance, investment and analyst opportunities for student members of various student organizations including Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Human Resources professionals recruit, hire and train staff. Individuals may analyze policies, employee outcomes and overall company satisfaction. Additionally, staff interpret and revamp organizational policies, procedures and regulations. Professionals also must maintain confidentiality and serve as the liaison between employees and the organization during hiring, termination, conduct issues or work complaints.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Ethics in Business, Strategic Management, Conflict Management, Public Discourse, Interpersonal Communication, General Psychology and more.
  • Available opportunities: Internships, Summer Leadership Programs.
  • Available organizations: recruiting, coaching, and leadership opportunities for student members of various student organizations including Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Management careers can range from leadership of people to management of projects or products or even places. Managers may be responsible for planning, directing, or coordinating one or more aspects for an organization. Management careers can be found in all industries including construction, education, non-profits, healthcare and more.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Management, Strategic Management, Interpersonal Communication, Ethics in Business, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Conflict Management and more.
  • Available opportunities: internships, student leadership positions, athletics, and student organization membership.
  • Available organizations: Joining and providing leadership to various student organizations including Greek Life, Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:
Marketing professionals support a large variety of responsibilities to create, plan, direct, and analyze programs, products and services. 

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Marketing, Marketing Research, Digital Marketing
  • Available opportunities: on campus internships with the Gustavus Marketing and Communications Department, Alumni Office, etc.
  • Available organizations: recruiting, marketing and promotional opportunities for student members of various student organizations including Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Sales professionals analyze, plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to clients, organizations and geographic locations.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Management, Marketing, Business Finance, Ethics in Business, General Psychology, Interpersonal Communication
  • Available opportunities: on campus internships with the Gustavus Marketing and Communications Department, Alumni Office, Event Services, Athletics, etc.
  • Available organizations: recruiting and promotional opportunities for student members of various student organizations including Hill Crew, Student Senate, Greek Life, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Operations careers can range from structuring organizational sustainability, to analyzing processes and monitoring business functions for optimization. Professionals can work to formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Management, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Global Business Environment, Econometrics and more.
  • Available opportunities: internships, student leadership positions, athletics, and student organization membership.
  • Available organizations: Joining and providing leadership to various student organizations including Greek Life, Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, and more.

About the Career Area:

Technology-related careers differ vastly across functions and industries. Careers can include the following areas:

  • Data Scientist – individuals who can evaluate data to help companies make business decisions, see analytics for more information.
  • Software Developer/Web Developer – designs mobile apps, websites and operating systems that are driven by technology.
  • Information Security Analyst – secure information that is accessible electronically.
  • Computer Systems Analyst & Support Professionals – design and install new computer systems, professionals troubleshoot technical and IT problems.
  • Network & Systems Administrator – manage day operations for technology installation, maintentance and internal networks.

Additional Information:

Exploring the Career Area:

  • Available classes: Intro to Computer Science, Introduction to Computer Organization, Principles of Programming Languages, Software Development, Applied Business Analytics.
  • Available opportunities: on campus internships and student employment with Gustavus Technology Services (GTS), Media Services, and event production.
  • Available organizations: Gustavus Coding Club, Departmental research, KGSM, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Gustavus Student Chapter.

Carson DeKam ’24

Gustavus Adolphus College: Where Success Stories Begin

Field Sales Intern, Cambria LLC

Major: Management

Minor: Sports Management

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In the summer of 2023, I worked as the Minnesota Field Sales Intern for Cambria LLC. It …

By Hector Aguilar
Hector Aguilar Assistant Director for Outcomes and Strategic Initiatives
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Jenna Hogstad ’25

Gustavus Adolphus College: Where Success Stories Begin

Sales Development Program Intern, Ecolab

Major: Biology & Management

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I am excited to announce that I will join Ecolab’s Sales Development Program this summer in Chicago, IL. …

By Hector Aguilar
Hector Aguilar Assistant Director for Outcomes and Strategic Initiatives
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