Albers School of Business and Economics
Management

Careers

  • Every enterprise, whether it be a small, local group or one that spans the globe, has need of good managers. The goal of a management job search is to find the right combination of profession, industry, position, and culture that suits you best.
    Sample job titles for graduates with a degree in management are account executive, budgets officer, branch manager, office manager, hotel manager, bank manager, media planner, training manager, stock broker, compensation manager, product manager, project manager.

    Networking & Advanced Certification Opportunities through Professional Organizations

    American Society of Association Executives ASAE, known as the association of associations, is considered the advocate for the non-profit sector. Founded in 1920, the society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them. Provides CAE - Certified Association Executive certification program.

    Northwest Human Resources Management Association - NHRMA The Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) has a proud tradition and history of service to the human resource professionals in the Northwestern United States and British Columbia dating from its formation in October 1939.

    Since 1923, the American Management Association is dedicated to building the knowledge, skills and behaviors that will help business professionals and their organizations grow and prosper.

    The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been the leading quality improvement organization in the United States for more than 50 years. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects. Some of their many certifications are:

    Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Overview

    Quality Manager Certification Overview (CMQ)

    Quality Auditor Certification Overview (CQA)

    Information Systems Careers

    There are a wide variety of jobs in the field of Information Systems. Examples include project manager, product manager, help desk/technical support manager, database manager, information security manager, chief technical officer, director of e-commerce, and internet technology strategist.

    "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"
    - IBM Chairman Thomas Watson, 1943

    Just For Fun: Other Predictions on Technology

    Planning the Development of Experience

    Vision

    A vision is the dream you want to achieve. It's your highest, most general statement about where you're going and how you'll get there.

    Goals

    Goals are things you want to achieve long term.

    Objectives, Milestones, Pebbles

    Each of these are ways to organize the path to your goal into smaller and smaller pieces, until the last bit might be week-to-week accomplishments that move you toward your goal. These should be specific, hard target items, easy to measure when successful.
    From Cybercareers by M. Morris and P. Massie

    Networking & Advanced Certification Opportunities through Professional Organizations


    American Society for Information Science and Technology

    HTML Writers Guild

    Women in Technology International

    World Wide Web Artists' Consortium

    Microsoft Training and Certification

    Puget Sound Networking Directory

    International Business Careers

    A career in international business can mean anything from sitting at a desk in your own home town or globe-trotting around the world. Any business that consults or ships outside the United States is dealing in international business, and so are their employees.

    Possible Employment Settings

    Air Passenger & Cargo Companies
    Government Agencies
    High-Tech Firms
    International Banks
    International Consulting Firms
    Law Firms
    Multinational Corporations
    Non-Profit International Organizations
    Shipping Companies

    International Company Information

    If you are looking for Washington State companies that do business or have offices in other countries, a good resource is the Washington State International Trade Directory, available in the library or at Albers Placement Center.

    American Chambers of Commerce Abroad

    If you are interested in working for an American company outside the United States, check out the AmChams. For a complete list, go to:
    http://www.uschamber.com/International/ and click on "Chambers Abroad."

    Professional Career Strategies

    Interact with professionals already working in your field by attending organization meetings such as the World Trade Club, World Affairs Council, WA State China Relations Council, etc.
    Become active in an association related to a specific country (i.e., Japan American Society or French American Chamber of Commerce).
    Get involved with the SU International Business Club or other organizations with an international emphasis.
    Study Abroad, or go on an international study tour.

    Salary Information

    National salary Information is available on http://salary.com and http://www.wageweb.com/.
    State of Washington detailed salary information can be found at: http://www.workforceexplorer.com

    Occupational Outlook Handbook

    The Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics is a nationally recognized source of career information. Search the site by job title or keyword.
    There is much more information; "Management" has its own category button on the left navigation bar. It also has other helpful information about employment.