Career Options For Recent Business Grads

Congrats! You’ve managed to survive 4 years of post-secondary and come out on the other end with a fancy piece of paper (we mean diploma… cough cough) deeming you fit to work in the world of business.

Now what?

It’s time to enter the real world, and after living in the university bubble for so long, the real world can be a daunting and confusing place. What should you do? Where do you start? How do you start?

For those of you who know exactly where your path is headed, this transition may not be so intimidating, but majority of recent graduates aren’t so fortunate.

That is why we are here to help.

First things first is you need to figure out what type of work you want to do – obviously you chose your degree because you want to find work in the business world, but that still gives you a sea of options.

To help you narrow down these options and (hopefully) choose a path, we’ve outlined some of the best tried and true career options for recent business grads.

Typical But Effective Routes

  • Finance

If you are interested in the financial industry, the best two spots to begin your search are financial institutions such as banks, credit unions, or investment companies, or with the financial departments of various companies or corporations you may be interested in working for.

Individuals and business alike will always need help managing their money, meaning there will always be a variety of jobs to choose from in terms of finance.

  • Accounting

If you’ve focused your degree on accounting you can either begin to look for jobs within private firms or corporate accounting departments, or you can choose to sit in for your CPA and pursue work in a public firm.

Accounting is often stereotyped as the boring office job, but in reality it can actually provide a diverse and rewarding career.

  • Marketing

For a more creative twist on business you can pursue a career in the marketing industry. Marketing provides a diverse work environment that is constantly changing and evolving and requires a great deal of strategy, creativity, and confidence.

Marketing is a great option for those who are passionate about a specific product, service, business, etc. and want to share that passion with the market.

  • Consider Getting Your MBA

Perhaps you have been contemplating the idea of graduate school rather than jumping into the working world, in which case you should take into consideration applying to study for your MBA. In fact, the MBA is one of the most flexible graduate level degrees available, leaving your future options wide open.

The Sky Is The Limit

Of course these options are all rather traditional, and while traditional is safe it is not for everybody. Having a business degree can open doors to many unique opportunities if you just look for them!