The Office of Professional and Career Development's Career Coaches are here to assist you in creating a plan for your career development, guide you through your college career, make adjustments when necessary, and assist you in making decisions that will help you land the job you are seeking upon graduation.
Freshman: In BUSI 1010 you will learn about majors within the College of Business and take self-assessments to help you decide on a major.
Sophomore: In BUSI 2010 you will develop your professional skills such as resume development, professional dress, and constructing an elevator pitch, among many other things.
Junior: Consider enrolling in BUSI 3010 to apply professional development skills gained in previous classes to your job and internship search. Begin your major classes and choose electives that fit your career interest.
Senior: Work through your major classes and continue electives that fit your career interest.
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Freshman: Meet with your academic advisor to outline your plan of study for Pre-Business curriculum.
Sophomore: Come to the OPCD and meet with a career coach to discuss majors of interest and careers. Schedule time with your academic advisor to discuss plan(s) of study for intended major(s).
Junior: Meet with a career coach to begin planning for internship search and interviewing.
Meet with academic advisor to declare a major if you haven’t by this point.
Senior: Schedule appointments to practice interviewing skills and have your resume reviewed
by a career counselor
Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs on campus to network and meet with employers.
Freshman: Seek opportunities to join Undergraduate Advisory Council and student organizations related to your interests.
Sophomore: This is the time to look for job shadowing opportunities in your majors of interest.
Begin thinking about leadership roles in organizations you are currently involved in.
Junior: Obtain an internship for the summer following junior year in your chosen field. Seek out part time employment opportunities. If you are considering earning an MBA, start studying and taking the GMAT. Use LinkedIn (linkedin.com/alumni) to identify alumni who could assist you in your job search.
Senior: Maintain a part time job and apply the experience you have gained to this point during job interviews for full time employment.
Freshman: Follow the Harbert College of Business on Twitter @AUBusiness. Follow the Office of Professional and Career Development on Twitter @AUOPCD
Sophomore: Join organizations that align with your specific major within the HCOB.
Utilize AUInvolve (auburn.edu/auinvolve) to identify organizations of interest within the university, to attend meetings and enhance your resume
Junior: Attain leadership positions in the organizations you are involved in.
Become a student member in professional organizations related to your major.
Senior: Seek out other leadership roles in organizations.
Begin to use the connections you have made through campus involvement and networking to begin your full-time job search.
Graduates in business gain employment in various roles and starting salaries range
from $40,000 to $80,000.