Management Majors have two of the top 10 degrees for getting hired in 2018 by large employers from NACE. (Source: % of NACE (National Association of Colleges & Employers) members plan to hire in 2018)
“As an Assistant Vice President and Financial Sales Manager for a Top 50 Financial Institution, I value the knowledge and skills I developed in the Management Major. Having the ability to communicate effectively, collaborate amongst various individuals and organizations, and motivate others towards a common mission are imperative in today's business environment. My employer values the leadership traits I embody - a well-rounded student translates to a well-rounded employee” (Adam Workman, Assistant Vice President, FirstCitizen’s Bank, Class of 2010).
- Identify personal interests, skills, and values to begin conceptualizing your career goals. Career Services offers.
- Research careers that are of interest to you at Career Services library and the University library
- Join major-related professional organizations on campus to start building your resume.
- Conduct information interviews with professionals you know (family, neighbors, parents of high school friends, etc.)
- Participate in fall and spring career fairs. This allows you to get acclimated to the environment of a career fair and to observe interactions between students and recruiters. Talk with companies, both those in which you might e interested as well as those that were previously unknown to you.
Summer following freshman year: Your best strategy is to obtain a job involved with elementary aspects of a career field in which you might have interest; these frequently involve administrative or clerical work.
- Schedule MGT 3014 during spring
- Expand on and refine freshman year goals
- Participate in fall and spring career fairs. Talk with companies, both those in which you might be interested and those that were previously unknown to you.
- Focus on your top 2-3 career options for more advanced research, information interviews, job shadowing, and summer internships.
- Create a LinkedIn account with a well-developed professional profile.
- Attend mock interviews and University Career Services workshops.
- Network with faculty, career services staff, and community members that can help you in your future job search.
Summer following sophomore year: securing an internship of interest
- Participate in fall and spring career fairs. It is ESSENTIAL to use this convenient means for obtaining one.
- Continue to revise and polish your LinkedIn account and resume.
- Take a leadership role within your professional student organizations.
- Become familiar with job descriptions, titles, salary ranges, and research your major and what skills you need to be marketable.
- Increase your networking.
- Schedule MGT 3014 if you haven't already.
Summer following junior year: an internship with your desired career field is expected
- Last chance to derive benefit from MGT 3014!
- Last chance to benefit from fall and spring career fairs.
- Never cease networking, it is an expected behavior among all professionals.
- Continue leadership roles of professional student organizations.
- Continue research in greater depth regarding job descriptions, work setting, job titles, salary ranges and specific work-related skills desired by employers.
- Take advantage of local internships, short-term projects, volunteer and charitable experiences during the school year.
$53,900Average Starting Salary
Survey conducted in April 2018 of VT MGT seniors.
6% Projected Growth Rate for MGT Career Occupations through 2024
+505,400 New Jobs in MGT through 2024
$100,790 Median Imcome for all MGT Occupations
Data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics