You are not a follower. When you think about your future, you don’t think about just being part of something; you think about leading something. Like some of the most influential people of our time — Jobs, Zuckerberg, Musk — you want to nurture your kernel of an idea into an innovative, sustainable business
At some point in your life—or, more likely, at many points—a well-meaning person will wander up to you and ask what you plan to do as a career.
Your skills and interests should be the biggest factors in choosing what to study at college. But it’s also important to learn about the career prospects of different majors. Everyone has to make a living, and if you’re torn between two or more undergraduate programs, the professional outlook for each one could help you make a decision. Today’s employers are on the lookout for candidates with skills that help their organizations adapt to a rapidly-changing world.
If you’re in your junior or senior year of high school and accounting (or another business major) looks like your field of choice at IPFW, you might be wondering what your next steps are. What experiences might you get? What will your next chapter be like?
IPFW senior accounting major Eseosa Igbinijesu has some answers for you—as an international student from Nigeria and as a Mastodon whose goal was to study forensic accounting (fraud examination, advanced auditing, etc.) before she even started to look at schools.
One of the things that sets IPFW apart from other universities is how often students are connected to real-world learning experiences—getting out of the classroom and into situations that help them apply what they’re learning to the jobs they want after graduation.
These kinds of experiences not only enrich their education, but also help students build a stronger résumé and wider professional network before they finish their degree.
We sat down with Doermer School of Business student Brandon Miller to discuss his internship with IPFW Marketing Communications, and how working alongside the marketing team is preparing him for his career.
Business is a go-to major for a reason. It opens up a wide range of doors in a variety of industries and it’s also the most popular degree in the U.S., which means numerous schools offer it as part of their curriculum.
While doing the “typical” campus tour is a great place to start in getting to know a school, the way to really get in the know about what business student life is like is to ask the students already living it. We’ll help you get started.