As a Manning School of Business student, you have many resources to help you launch your career development plan. UMass Lowell provides opportunities for you to connect with employers who are actively recruiting on campus, or who visit to speak to classes and participate in class-based activities. We strongly encourage you to participate in events such as a Career Fair as a starting point. These events help you polish your resume and hone your interpersonal skills. In addition to these foundational experiences, you can build on relationships with company representatives through formal and informal networking events and informational sessions hosted by businesses and organizations.
Whether you entered UMass Lowell's Manning School of Business declaring a concentration or came in expecting to explore your options, you're in good company if you change your concentration at some point. There are lots of study options and career paths, so we strongly urge you to do some exploring with the help of a career counselor.
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They can help in several ways:
- Discuss your concerns and ideas about concentrations with a career counselor. We can help you explore and evaluate concentration and their respective career paths. Call 978-934-2355 for an appointment.
- Choosing a concentration and a career path works best when you understand your own interests and skills, and what's most important to you. By taking a vocational assessment, such as Focus, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or SkillScan (all available in the Career & Co-op Center), you can clarify aspects of yourself that may affect your satisfaction with a major and career. Once you complete an assessment, you and a career counselor will discuss how you can use the results in determining your next steps. Call for an appointment.
- Knowing how your major can "translate" into a career is key. Check out these helpful sites to learn about career paths related to accounting if you decide to consider:
Obtaining an internship or engaging in another experiential education program is a great way to learn more about yourself and the world of work.