Most will have an MBA or their Bachelor's with many years of experience and additional training needed to become that C Suite executive. I'd suggest looking at the job postings on sites like Indeed, glass door, zip recruiter etc. To find out what range of educational requirements there are. Pay close attention to certifications that are listed as well. Use several different search terms, as job title can be different for same role depending on industry and company.
A search on Indeed for Continuity Planner provides a variety of listings. Try and determine what an entry level role is called so you know what the start of your career would require vs. what a senior role would require.
Risk management depends on the industry your in. In my industry, construction and engineering, risk is managed within the Project Controls realm. There are two organizations you might look up for information regarding Risk. https://web.aacei.org/ and
Mary recommends the following next steps:
- Research job postings to determine entry level requirements for role. This is what you need to start from, as you'll have to gain experience to make it to Senior/executive position
- Write down certifications mentioned in job postings and look them up. There could be many using same acronyms meaning totally different things. Determine how you get the certification from the issuing organization.
- Find out if the issuing organizations have memberships. Most do and they may have student memberships available at fraction of cost. See if that is an option for you to join.
- Find local chapter of governing body or organization that makes the rules that your career is guided by. These could be strict rules that must be obeyed or simply accepted industry standards that most will follow. If there is a chapter in SAT, contact them about being a guest at a meeting. There may be small fee depending on type of meeting, think meal cost, but they should assign someone to you at meeting to help you if needed.
- Make those contacts! Network now though these organizations mentioned, LinkedIn in, school business clubs etc. Always be professional and value any time someone spends with you. Thank them with small note to show your appreciation if you can, as that goes a long way in establishing a lasting connection.