Selecting a major is only the first step towards obtaining a professional business career. The College provides students with workshops, events and activities that will help develop their professional and leadership skills.
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Internships provide students with practical experience which will complement their classroom knowledge as well as prepare them
for their career goals. The experience students gain by this program will help open doors, enhance their opportunities upon
graduation and enable them to successfully launch their careers. Students find internship opportunities through business student
organizations, career fairs, employer information sessions and by keeping their Job Mine account up to date. To successfully
compete with other candidates, students must have a professional resume and continuously develop their professional skills!
Connecting With Employers
Students can connect with employers and learn about their organizations at Career Fairs and employer information sessions:
The College of Business Administration also posts reminders for these events on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UGCOBA.
Job Mine is a program that directly connects students with employers. Through Job Mine, students will receive updates on companies hiring for internships, full-time and part-time positions. If you have not already set up your Job Mine account, then please take a few minutes to use the link below and create your account.
Writing Your Resume
Before meeting with employers, students should prepare a professional resume. For students creating their first resume, the college provides a resume template. Please remember that before a resume is ready for employers, it should first be reviewed. Students can make appointments with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for the first review or they can email their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. A secondary review is recommended with the pre-business advisor/lectures at the College of Business Administration.
Please remember to keep an updated copy of your resume on your Job Mine account.
Professional Development Workshops
The college holds professional development workshops on everything from preparing your resume to negotiating a job offer. Employers, COBA
Lectures/Academic Advisors, and Peer Career Advisors present many of these workshops at the College of Business Administration.
The College of Business Administration also holds professional development events and employer delivered workshops throughout the year.
Students can watch CoBA’s Facebook page to keep up to date on the next scheduled event.
Three key professional development events to watch for are its spring Mock Interviews with Employers, its Fall Business Networking Mixer and
its Fall Dress for Success Presentation & Fashion Show.
Use the link below to see when the next class is being offered.
Joining a business student organization is an excellent way for CoBA students to begin their career research. Visit the Business Student Organizations page for a complete list of organizations. Below are the top 10 reasons a student should join a business student organization:
- Meet business professionals
- Build leadership and business skills
- Make friends with common career goals
- Go on company tours
- Attend social networking events
- Make a difference in your community
- Compete in national conferences/competitions
- Internship opportunities
- Secure your dream job
Pre-Business Undergraduate Advisors/Lecturers
The pre-business undergraduate advisor/lecturers are located at the College of Business Administration in room 104. These advisors help freshmen and sophomores with course planning, choosing a major and overall career advice. Once students are ready to declare their major, they can meet with one of the department’s junior and senior advisors. Visit the advising page for office hours and advisor contact information.
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