Career corner

Choosing a degree/career path

I encourage past, present, and future students to pick a career that balances their interests and abilities with the income reality of their desired lifestyle.  The following links can help narrow down the search.

  • Acknowledge that the more education you obtain, the more likely you are to find a job and the more money you will make
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment: HTML.
    • Wall Street Journal presentation on job loss and rebound due to corona virus.  The “degree of impact” slide (PNG) also shows with more education comes more employment: HTML (must be WSJ subscriber).
  • Pick an occupation with favorable income and job opening outlooks
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: HTML.
    • Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees by salary potential: HTML.
  • Ensure you develop the right skills during your college career – National Association of Colleges and Employers – Career readiness: A definition and competencies: PDF.

Informative videos from Envestnet Institute on Campus

  1. Get a sense of finance industry careers.
    • Career opportunities in wealth management: YouTube.
  2. Get your resume together.
    • Writing an impactful resume: YouTube.
  3. Be ready for the interview.
    • Preparing for an interview: YouTube.

Job postings

  • Sacramento State Business Job Board: PDF and HTML.

Miscellaneous links