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Graduate from college, then get a job.
These days, that’s not quite the seamless transition it once was. But there are several areas of study that better your employment chances. Watch for classes that include:
Information systems. Not as limited as computer programming, information systems involves developing digital networks to collect and distribute data. “Jobs in this area require the ability to develop ‘information ecosystems’ for organizations to ensure critical information moves to the right people at the right time,” says Kevin Burns of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Supply-chain management. This field is growing because it combines purchasing, logistics and operations to ensure the flow of a company’s work from raw materials to product delivery. “We have tremendous interest from recruiters in this area,” Burns says.
Business-to-business sales. Statistics show that business-to-business commerce is growing faster than business-to-customer activity. “Almost any business major can access a significant number of opportunities in this area,” Burns says. “Even if you have little experience, these jobs can be the key to helping you learn about an industry and gain specific skills in order to advance your career.”