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In the words of our alumni…
Chris Andrus ’02
Mitten Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, MI
“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”
You need a variety of skills to succeed in business. New industries are emerging, current jobs are evolving and flexibility is essential. The Business Administration major provides you with the tools and practical experience to develop the analytical, communication and creative problem-solving skills that employers are seeking.
Build your résumé
By guiding you toward the right internships for your individual interests, we help you clarify your career path and demonstrate to potential employers that you are prepared to jump right in as an effective team member.
Local internships offer students an opportunity to engage with the larger Alma community. Frequent internship sites include Greater Gratiot Development, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, and area accountants, lawyers and small businesses.
Spread your wings!
Students may also complete internships in other areas of the country. Recent opportunities include marketing at Unilever, supply chain management at Walmart, governmental audits with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. and fashion merchandising at the Stated Showroom.
Where would you like to go?
Professor Elizabeth Cameron warns that employees who post disparaging comments on social media may be at risk for workplace discipline.
Chris Andrus ’02 will tell you he took a “crooked path” to get where he is today but credits his liberal arts education for teaching him to be a disciplined graduate with a wide variety of interests.
“Creating awareness is huge. When you see a need for something, EIA has taught me to not stay back and let that need continue to be a problem. Why not step up and try to do something about it?” — Ben Thelen