What Can I Manage With This?

By: Andrew

Being an Organizational Management major, I often get asked, “What can you do with that major?” My response is clearer for me now, but that was not the case prior to this year. It’s hard to know what to say because the major is quite broad in where it can take you after college. In saying that, here are where graduates have ended up working and what I have gained most from taking classes for this major.

Org Mgmt Major

If you’re wondering where this information comes from, check it all out in our Graduate Follow-up Report. As promised though, here are some jobs that Organizational Management graduates now hold:

The Predictable:

  • Assistant Store Manager at Kohl’s
  • Executive Team Leader at Target
  • Sales Manager at Trade Home Shoes
  • Project Manager at Dynamic Sealing Technologies

The Related:

  • Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial
  • Treasury Analyst at Varde Partners
  • Logistics Coordinator at Transamerica

The Unexpected:

  • Teacher at Summit School
  • Creative Engineer at Mayer
  • Advertising Consultant at Rendezvous Pages

It’s important to see that there are many different spots this major can take you. When you declare a major you aren’t necessarily saying that you will/want to do that for the rest of your life, you’re just saying that you would like to focus your current studies to that major. For me, I won’t be a manager in my first job out of college. I’ll be an analyst that does a lot more with numbers than leading or managing a group of people. What is particularly great about this major is that you are getting practical training for when you do become a manager some day, because believe it or not, if you are good at what you do you will be asked to lead and manage.

My major takeaway from this major is that you are really getting training for years down the road. If you feel that you are good with people and can take charge, there is no reason to think that this major may not be for you. As long as you are willing to learn the job specific roles and job duties of a new company, then you would have no problem taking on this major! Of course, it’s not for everyone, but hopefully this blog post shows you that you can truly go anywhere with this major.

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About ellenhatfield

New professional in the field of Student Affairs in Higher Education. I am a Career Counselor at the University of MN Duluth.

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