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  • Do you consider yourself to have strong communication, management, or numerical skills?
  • Are you interested in learning about marketing a product or conducting a financial analysis?
  • Does it sound like fun to try to persuade or influence those around you?
  • Could you see yourself working in a corporate environment collaborating with others to accomplish company goals? 

Careers in this community focus on leading people and projects, developing business plans, and preparing accounting records.

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Sample Occupations & Industries

  • Accounting and Auditing              
  • Account Executive          
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales Managers     
  • Budget Analyst
  • Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators         
  • Cost Estimators
  • Economists        
  • Financial Analyst and Advisor     
  • Financial Managers        
  • Financial Service Sales Agents   
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Human Resource, Recruitment and Labor Relations Spcialist       
  • Insurance Agent              
  • Insurance Underwriter 
  • Investment Banker        
  • Loan Officer      
  • Management Analyst and Consultant    
  • Meeting and Convention Planners          
  • Personal Financial Advisor           
  • Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents   
  • Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors    
  • Real Estate Broker and Agent    
  • Sales Managers
  • Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents     

For general ideas based on majors you are considering, refer to What Can I Do With a Major In or for information about the majors, see Find Your Program.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains information on duties, education and training, pay, and job outlook. 

Vault for UI Students (click on Guides) for in-depth intelligence on what it's like to work within an industry, profession or company.


Want to put your interests to good use?  Visit the College of Business Student Organizations site where you will find service/professional development and academic-oriented opportunities.

Also visit the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership website where you can discover student organizations which relate to business and entrepreneurship.


Some examples of organizations that may be of interest include:


  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • American Advertising Federation
  • American Marketing Association
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Financial Management Association




  • I-Envision Entrepreneurship
  • Multi-Cultural Business Students Association
  • Net Impact Iowa
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Women in Business


Also considering volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class


Visit What Can I Do With a Major In, find your major/area of interest and select the Job and Internship Listings link.

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Visit What Can I Do With a Major In, find your major/area of interest and select the Job and Internship Listings link.