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Welcome to Business, Entrepreneurship & Consulting Community!

The Business, Entrepreneurship, and Consulting Community serves students and alumni interested in the utilization of strategy and analysis to help organizations function efficiently. This community is for you if you're interested in corporate functions such as leadership, analytics, operations, and business development. Some careers you might be curious about are accounting, finance, consulting, hospitality, sales, relationship development, and more. These diverse industries and roles all require dedication to contributing to a larger organization as well as motivation to continually improve and get results.

Your career exploration is an ongoing and evolving process. Regardless of your major, area of study, or year in school, we want to help you achieve your goals and plans for the future. Start early and meet with an advisor if you want to learn more about these exciting industries or if you're ready to take the next step on your path in this fast-paced field!

Meet the BEC Career Community Team

  • Career Advising

    Kalin

    Kalin Noel, Career Advisor
    knoel1@depaul.edu

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  • Employer Engagement

    Allison

    Allison Smolinski, Assistant Director,
    Employer Engagement & On-Campus Interviewing
    asmolins@depaul.edu

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Industries & Career Areas

Career areas for students and alumni in this community include these categories:

Accounting, Audit and Compliance

If you’re interested in investigating, collecting, organizing, and preparing financial information to generate reports and maintain accuracy, you might be interested in exploring Accounting, Audit, and Compliance. This area takes strong attention to detail, but it ensures individuals and businesses follow laws and ethical guidelines when dealing with finances.

Entry Points:

Accountant, Compliance Examiner, Consultant, Internal Audit, Tax Associate, Actuary, Financial Management Analyst (Department of Defense)

Skills:

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Analytical / Quantitative, Collaboration

Professional Organizations:

If you’re interested in investigating, collecting, organizing, and preparing financial information to generate reports and maintain accuracy, you might be interested in exploring Accounting, Audit, and Compliance. This area takes strong attention to detail, but it ensures individuals and businesses follow laws and ethical guidelines when dealing with finances. 


Banking and Financial Services

Banking and Financial Services covers all kinds of buying, selling, and saving. Managing wealth, navigating loans, advising on investments, and assessing risk factors are all aspects that you might be interested in. The focus is on helping individuals and businesses make sound financial decisions.

Entry Points

Associate Broker, Assurance Associate, Category Analyst, Commercial Credit Analyst, Corporate Banking Analyst, Financial Analyst, Investment Banking Analyst, Personal Banker, Insurance Agent / Broker

Skills

Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Oral/Written Communications, Analytical / Quantitative, Collaboration

Professional Organizations

Banking and Financial Services covers all kinds of buying, selling, and saving. Managing wealth, navigating loans, advising on investments, and assessing risk factors are all aspects that you might be interested in. The focus is on helping individuals and businesses make sound financial decisions. 


Hospitality and Retail

If you are interested in the customer experience and sales, you might be interested in Hospitality and Retail. Understanding how and why individuals engage with a place, product, experience, and more are the core of this area. The goal is capitalizing on that information and making a profit as well as increasing satisfied customers.

Entry Points

Event Planning Assistant, Guest Services Representative, Sales Development Representative, Real Estate Analyst, Travel Sales Consultant, Convention Programming Coordinator

Skills

Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Analytical, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership

Professional Organizations

If you are interested in the customer experience and sales, you might be interested in Hospitality and Retail. Understanding how and why individuals engage with a place, product, experience, and more are the core of this area. The goal is capitalizing on that information and making a profit as well as increasing satisfied customers. 


Human Resources and Talent Management

This area is centered on people. Interpersonal relationships with current and prospective employees are key to an organization’s reputation and success. You might be interested in Human Resources and Talent Management if you’re interested in training, monitoring, mediating, and assessing fit to help cultivate a positive work environment.

Entry Points

Account Manager, Business Development Representative, Event Planning Assistant, Recruiter, Compensation Analyst, Human Resources Analyst, Learning & Development Consultant

Skills

Communication Skills, Problem-solving skills, Flexibility / Adaptability, Organization Ability, Tactfulness

Professional Organizations

This area is centered on people. Interpersonal relationships with current and prospective employees are key to an organization’s reputation and success. You might be interested in Human Resources and Talent Management if you’re interested in training, monitoring, mediating, and assessing fit to help cultivate a positive work environment. 


Logistics and Operations

Logistics and Operations thrive on efficiency. Whether it pertains to processes, resources, or human capital, this area revolves around improvement and maximization of day-to-day business. It’s important to recognize major value creators and their impact as these can significantly influence management decisions in an organization.

Entry Points

Operations Analyst, Budget Manager, Operations Coordinator, Logistics Customer Sales Representative, Logistics Coordinator

Skills

Flexibility / Adaptability, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Organizational Ability, Strategic Planning

Professional Organizations

Logistics and Operations thrive on efficiency. Whether it pertains to processes, resources, or human capital, this area revolves around improvement and maximization of day-to-day business. It’s important to recognize major value creators and their impact as these can significantly influence management decisions in an organization. 


Management and Organizational Leadership

Management and Organizational Leadership are heavily rooted in strategy and effective interpersonal communication. Engaging individuals to meet current and future challenges of an organization is key. You might also be interested in analyzing the big-picture of how groups interact, understanding their motivations, and inspiring them to continue enhancing their work.

Entry Points

Budget coordinator, Management Trainee, Job Analyst, Student Engagement & Diversity Specialist, Conflict Analyst, Jr Business Analyst, Economic Development Specialist

Skills

Problem Solving, Communication Skills, Analytical, Interpersonal Skills, Leadership

Professional Organizations

Management and Organizational Leadership are heavily rooted in strategy and effective interpersonal communication. Engaging individuals to meet current and future challenges of an organization is key. You might also be interested in analyzing the big-picture of how groups interact, understanding their motivations, and inspiring them to continue enhancing their work. 


Market Research and Analysis

Market Research and Analysis have a natural relationship with curiosity and determining how things work. You might want to focus on collecting, examining, processing, and interpreting data in order to determine themes and trends. The translation from raw data to tangible ideas and action is key to analytics to identify challenges and opportunities for changes in an organization’s strategy.

Entry Points

Category Analyst, Data Analyst, Market Regulation Analyst, Business Development Representative, Digital Marketing Analyst, Social Media Specialist

Skills

Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Communication, Analytical / Quantitative Collaboration, Creativity

Professional Organizations

Market Research and Analysis have a natural relationship with curiosity and determining how things work. You might want to focus on collecting, examining, processing, and interpreting data in order to determine themes and trends. The translation from raw data to tangible ideas and action is key to analytics to identify challenges and opportunities for changes in an organization’s strategy.