Major and Career Exploration

Choosing the major that’s right for you and the career path to pursue is an ongoing process. It will evolve as you continue your education. Some students enter Miami with a specific major and career in mind and never waver from it. Others select a major that is a good fit and then add a minor to meet other areas of interest. Prior to major and career selection, our office encourages students to explore the Career Industries and Areas of Interest for Farmer School of Business Majors

You can start your search by reviewing a list of FSB majors and what you can do with each major by reading the Major Requirements and Information sheets

We encourage you to meet with a Career Advisor, Academic Advisor, or faculty member to discuss what areas would be a great fit based on your skills, interests and values. Sign up for a Career Advising appointment via Handshake or log on to MyMiami to identify your Academic Advisor.

BUS 206: Career Exploration for Business Majors

This one credit class allows students to identify their values, interests and skills; explore majors and careers; hear from faculty from all majors and create a career action plan. This class has limited space and is only open to first and second year students. Talk to your Academic Advisor about building this into your schedule.

Professional Development Benchmarks for FSB Students

The career development markers list below is a guide intended to assist students throughout the next four years in the Farmer School of Business. Each benchmark is a means to help students achieve career goals, and ultimately become a well rounded professional. 

First Year

  • Attend a Basic Interviewing Skills Workshop.
  • Attend both the Career Fair (fall) and the Spring Internship and Career Expo (spring).
  • Create a complete LinkedIn Profile.
  • Complete an informational interview.
  • Enroll in BUS 206 or UNV 101 or another career/university exploration course.
  • Develop your resume. Contact FSB career services for a resume review or visit resume drop-in hours.
  • Get involved in at least two student organizations. Consider one business organization and one external club/organitation.

Second Year

  • Attend Career Fair at the beginning of the fall semester.
  • Attend the Spring Internship and Career Expo at the beginning of the spring semester.
  • Sign up and complete a mock interview.
  • Consider international programs sponsored by FSB and other studying abroad programs.
  • Increase involvement in student clubs and organizations. 
  • Participate in at least one job shadow.
  • Meet with an FSB for major/career exploration. Meet with an academic advisor for a completion plan and to solidify major.
  • Update your resume; be sure to remove high school information.
  • Use LinkedIn University tools.

Third Year

  • Build your network and personal brand paying special attention to what makes you unique.
  • Create cover letter.
  • Connect with others on LinkedIn.
  • Run for a leadership position or committee chair in a student organization.
  • Solidify references. Consider both past and present employers.
  • Secure an internship. Many internships are secured via Career Fair, Spring ICE and/or personal networks.
  • Seek additional resume-building and experiential opportunities.

Fourth Year

  • Consider becoming an FSB Ambassador.
  • Continue involvement in student organizations.
  • Give back to the community through mentoring.
  • Secure a full-time job offer, paying special attention to your Recruitment Rights