Career and Industry Information and Links

We have followed the careers of our majors through alumni surveys, alumni contacts, and feedback from a variety of businesses. While career paths depend as much on student interest as selection of a major, there are trends. In the case of such highly focused majors as hospitality and tourism management, most students begin in the hotel or firm for which they had an internship.

Undergraduate majors in international management often enter international firms and serve in a liaison capacity for areas of the world in which they have concentrated. Some with international backgrounds of their own seek entry into firms importing or exporting to their own countries or even seek to start their own import-export businesses. For graduate majors in international business, our students may double major in international business with another graduate major to gain an international perspective or add this perspective to their current career goals in order to move more easily in a global manner within their own firms. As an example, international human resource management is an area where we have seen our majors succeed.

Our undergraduate management science majors are often employed for their many quantitative skills and operations understanding. Some have moved into such positions as inventory management for large retailers, the allocation of resources, such as trucks, to improve efficiency and effectiveness and logistics management positions. Others have entered the finance industry and used their quantitative skills to aid in the development of sophisticated forecasting models.

Our undergraduate business management majors have traveled many routes. Starting as a management intern, including those in the retail, banking, or finance industry, is not uncommon for these majors though they can also begin in other entry-level positions. Given the number of free electives that are often available, these majors have been known to combine their business management major with another major to give greater focus to their career goals.

Like our business management majors, the career paths of our graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship majors vary as much as their ideas and ability to find funding for their ideas. We have seen graduates begin their own outsourcing firms in such areas as employee selection or restaurants but this is a relatively new major and it would be premature for us to suggest other avenues of success.

Some of our majors at the MBA level often use their management specialization in strategic management to advance themselves within their own firms or even to start their own consulting business. Our human resources management majors at both the undergraduate and graduate level often find employment within the New York City metropolitan area in the finance and banking industries though they are not limited to these industries.

Overall, we have found that large firms within the finance, banking, and insurance industries are relatively frequent employers of our graduates. Though less often sited as employers, other industries in which our alumni are employed include the retail, publishing, computer, hospitality, and software industries. In most cases, our graduates have remained in the New York City metropolitan area. Further, employers of our alumni are frequently international in scope though students with international interests may begin in a domestic position before moving on to international responsibilities.

Links

America's Career Info-Net - Provides an occupation report discussing employment outlook, earnings, employing industries, training requirements and career resources for Administration and Management careers.

ASTD Online JobBank - A search engine is provided that allows you to narrow down certain fields such as a job description, job title, state, area of practice, etc.

Apparel Search - Online guide to the Apparel Industry.

CareerBuilder.com - Visit this site for a quick place to start your HR job search.

Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - This listing contains internship opportunities from companies that have summer employment positions available for students interested in a career in logistics, career guides, a resume network, and continuing education.

ExecSearches.com - Find executive, fundraising and mid-level jobs in nonprofit, government, healthcare, education, and other non-profit sector industries.

Fashion Careers - Connecting Fashion Career Candidates with Employers and Recruiters.

Hospitalityonline - Contains job postings for general manager jobs in the hospitality industry.

Caterer Global - Contains job positions for general managers in the hotel sector.

MRI Network Management Recruiters of Gramercy - Provides career planning and placement services for management positions.

Careers-in-Business - Provides industry outlook on the demand for general management jobs.

Recruiter.com - Provides career outlook for General and Operations Manager positions.

Workforce Search Group - Contains job postings for management professionals and search for employers.

TopUSAJobs - Contains management job postings.

Exel - Contains management job postings.

iHireHR.com - Targeted positions for Human Resources, Benefits, and Recruiting professionals.

Jobs4HR.com - A career and recruiting site for Human Resource Professionals. Offers an on-line jobs database and a Personal Career Agent.

ManagementJobs.com - The largest source for management jobs in all career fields and industries. Includes free job hunting and resume advice to make finding new jobs easier and faster.

Nation Job Network - Job search engine, careers, employment, and resume services for job seekers.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) - The world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Find a job or locate resources about career development and recruiting - all in HR Careers.