Freshman

Course Selection

  • In BUSI 1010, you will take self-assessments and learn about majors within the Harbert College of Business to begin career planning.

Ask for Assistance

Gain Experience

  • Seek opportunities to join Undergraduate Advisory Council and student organizations related to your interests.
  • Use Handshake to explore employers actively hiring in your field and search part-time jobs that can add experience to your résumé.
  •  Use LinkedIn to identify past graduates in Business Administration and reach out to see about shadowing and internship opportunities.

Get Involved

  • Follow the Harbert College of Business on Twitter @AUBusiness and the Office of Professional and Career Development @AUOPCD.

Sophomore

Course Selection

  • In BUSI 2010, you will advance your professional skills, polish your resume, develop networking etiquette, and prepare for an internship search and interviewing.

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Gain Experience

  • Begin thinking about leadership roles in organizations in which you are currently involved.
  • Attend workshops in the OPCD.
  • Attend Fall and Spring Career Fairs.

Get Involved

  • Look for more opportunities on campus to engage by utilizing AUInvolve to identify organizations you are interested in joining.

Junior

Course Selection

  • Begin major classes and choose electives that fit your career interest. Enroll in the professional development course for your major to apply the skills gained in previous classes to your job and internship search.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with a career coach in the OPCD to begin planning for internship search and interviewing.

Gain Experience

  • Attend OPCD events to obtain an internship following junior year in your chosen field.
  • Seek out part-time employment opportunities.
  • If you are considering earning an MBA, start studying and taking the GMAT.

Get Involved

  • Look for leadership opportunities in your organizations to develop practical skills and abilities.
  • Become a student member in professional organizations related to your major.

Senior

Course Selection

  • Work through your major classes and continue electives that fit your career interest.
  • Apply to Master of Business Administration programs early fall semester, if interested.

Ask for Assistance

  • Meet with your academic advisor to complete a graduation check during your first semester of senior year.
  • Schedule time in the OPCD with a career coach to assist with your full-time job search.

Gain Experience

  • Continue seeking experiences like part-time jobs or job shadowing that will assist you during interviews for full-time employment.
  • Retake the GMAT if necessary to achieve the desired score.

Get Involved

  • Seek out other leadership roles in organizations.
  • Begin to use the connections you have made through campus involvement and career fair networking to begin your full-time job search.

General Information

This major provides general business knowledge and preparation that can be applied in a wide variety of industries and careers. An MBA may be needed to advance in a specific area of interest.

Compare to Assessment Results

Career assessments area great way to learn more about who you are in order to find a career and/or major that will be a good fit.

To learn more about assessments or find out how to get started, start here.

Interests

Holland's Code: ERS

  • Enterprising
  • Realistic
  • Social

Personality

Most common* Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality types found in this major, in no particular order:

  • ENFP
  • ESTJ

*Every MBTI type is found in every major, these are the most highly concentrated

Values

  • Relationship
  • Independence
  • Recognition

Skills

  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
  • Time Management
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking

Job and Internship Opportunities

RSS Sample of Positions Currently Listed on Handshake Hiring Business Administration Majors

Meet your Career Contacts

University Career Center Liaison

Tasheila Williams-Townsend, EdS

Interim Associate Director, Career Development

tjw0024@auburn.edu

Make an Appointment

College of Business Career Contact

Last modified: September 22, 2021