How can I give myself a clear and direct path towards landing a job in my field with my degree?
I want to get a nice job as a business banker when I graduate from SLU, I currently am on a path for a dual Accounting/Economics major, and I want to know what will help me get the job I want using my degree as a tool. Which clubs or organizations will help put some padding on my resume? Which clubs or organizations should I stay away from because they won't support my resume? #accounting #economics #slu #banking #business #college
I agree with everything said above! Another tip for finding a job is to network. I went to career fairs/club events and made it a point to introduce myself to the professionals in the room. Just strike up a friendly conversation, and often times you can exchange contact information. Asking professionals to meet up for coffee or a 30 minute phone call lets you have 1 on 1 time with them to (1) answer career-related questions (2) potentially connect you with an available opportunity at their company.
Professionals(especially recruiters) meet so many students, it is hard to stand out as a candidate. Establishing a 1 on 1 connection through a phone call or coffee meetup will help them keep you in mind when a position becomes available!
I also attended the annual business school career fair, and was able to get a summer internship with a company in my desired field.
Overall, I think any organization you join that will help you demonstrate the skills necessary for a career in business banking would be valuable to you. These skills include such things as leadership, organization, critical thinking and analytical skills, teamwork, etc.