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whats the best way to figure out what specific field in business I want to do?

I have ideas of what field but I dont know which to choose

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Jane’s Answer

When in college studying business, you will take at least 1 class in marketing, finance, accounting, etc. This will give you a small view of each business field.
Talk to people who are in the field. Get a job, even part time, in the business world. Try for an internship.
Look at things like the hours, the salary, the potential in the field.
Good luck!
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Renee’s Answer

Hi Jason,

Go with what you are naturally good at. For example, all my life, I've been a people person which means I'm social, like talking to people from all walks of life. I also have been great at organization and managing projects. In college, I gravitated towards the Psychology and Sociology courses and got higher grades in those courses so I made the decision to get a Psychology degree. I later earned a Masters in Business Administration so I'm fortunate to use both of those degrees everyday in my job and life. Best wishes!
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Tracy’s Answer

I think the best way is to find what your passion is and what drives you. Once you can pinpoint that you can start talking to friends, teachers, family, and friends of adults, or asking questions here to find more answers. You can also research these fields on the internet about what the job entails, and what education/training is required. Research is always valuable in anything you do. Best way to learn in my opinion, good luck!
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Mike’s Answer

Hi Jayson,

I would reach out to local companies and see if they had opportunities to shadow people who are working in the careers that you are interested in. By observing the work that they perform you can gain an understanding of what the jobs are like. The thing about business professions is that they encompass many broad areas that are hard to define specifically. Sure there are the fundamental groups in business school: accounting, marketing, management, business information systems; however there are many more careers out there.

To get a good look at career types check the job wanted ads. This will also give you a picture of what companies are looking for and possible pay ranges. Additionally the job ads that are posted list out requirements for positions; this can give you a better picture of what the jobs involve and what kinds of experiences it would be good to aim for to be able to accomplish them.

Good luck.
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Brett’s Answer

I suggest you take any classes that are in the least bit interesting to you so that you can begin to to find where your passion lies. Also try to find internships or take a part time position if possible in any field that is of interest. And talk to as many people as you can in the professions that are of interest to you, professors, teachers, friends, family members etc.
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Andrew’s Answer

The best approach is to speak to people who work in the organization. You can find out about the mission of the company as well as culture. Researching companies on the internet and reaching out to people who work in different departments can be of value. Most often people who work at the company are more than willing to talk about their jobs and company.
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Anthony’s Answer

Please, note the following concerning what specific field to choose in business:-
1. Consideration of the type of business.
2. Consideration of the various IDEAS you have.
3. Consideration of your goal and objectives.
4. Listing the various IDEAS through SCALE OF PREFERENCES.
5. Your interest and knowledge in each idea, relating to the chosen business.
6. The need for diligence, honesty
and hardworking.
Best wishes.
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Kelsa’s Answer

The best advice I was given was to try them all. My professor gave us an assignment to write down where we saw ourselves working. I had about 5 different fields because of all the things I was good at and interested in. I got the opportunity to do them all in different ways. Volunteer, intern, job shadow, get hired on etc. If you feel like you’re not a good fit for a place but are still interested in the field, go elsewhere. If you discover that that field is no longer for you, go ahead and cross that off and try the next one. Best of luck to you on your journey.
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