Career Planning

Gerstacker Concentrations

The Gerstacker Institute’s innovative interdisciplinary curriculum combines the outstanding strengths of a liberal arts education with business knowledge and relevant work experience. After acceptance into the Institute, students are required to complete one of the concentrations listed below. A student completing a major within the Economics and Management department will complete Track 1. Students completing a major outside of the Economics and Management department will complete Track 2. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their Gerstacker concentration courses and in their cumulative academic record.

Gerstacker Concentration for majors in the Economics & Management Department – 7.25 units

(Track 1)

  • BUS 111 Gerstacker Leadership Workshop (1/4, spring semester, first year)
  • E&M 357 Business Functions (summer school)
  • BUS 392 Internship (any time after completion of sophomore year)
  • COMM 242 Professional Communication (summer school)
  • MATH 209 An Intro to Statistics (summer school)
  • BUS 387 Senior Capstone approved by the Institute Director (senior year)

One from Ethics list - (The course from the Ethics List is waived for Business Majors since it is already required for that major.)

  • Philosophy 301, Environmental Ethics
  • Philosophy 302, Leadership Ethics
  • Philosophy 303, Business Ethics
  • Philosophy 304, Ethics and Public Policy
  • Philosophy 306, Neuroscience and Ethics
  • Philosophy 308, Biomedical Ethics
  • Philosophy 309, International Ethics and Global Development

One from International list - (Time of completion will vary)

  • MLAC 105 Intercultural Understanding
  • E&M 362, International Management
  • A foreign language course at the 200-level

Gerstacker concentration for all other majors – 7.25 units**

(Track 2)

  • BUS 111 Gerstacker Leadership Workshop (1/4, spring semester, first year)
  • E&M 101 Principles of Microeconomics (fall semester, freshman year)
  • E&M 211 Financial Accounting (sophomore year)
  • E&M 357 Business Functions (summer school)
  • BUS 392 Internship (any time after completion of sophomore year)
  • COMM 242 Professional Communications (summer school)
  • MATH 209 An Introduction to Statistics (summer school)
  • BUS 387 Senior Capstone approved by the Institute Director (senior year)

**Students in this concentration are urged to complete their Global Category requirement in MLAC 105 Intercultural Understanding, E&M 362 International Management, BUS 351/352 International Experiential Exchange or a foreign language at the 200-level or above

Briton Career Connections

Share your Career Experiences and Guide Current Students on their Paths

Location: Kellogg Center 2nd Floor

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016

Time: 1:00p - 3:00p

What is Briton Career Connections?

Briton Career Connections is a great opportunity for alumni and parents to have personal conversations with students about their professional fields in a fair-style format. Attendees will be expected to talk about their career paths and offer suggestions for aspiring young professionals. This is also an ideal time to provide students with information on internships and jobs at your place of work or within your network.

Who Should Participate?

Anyone who would like to provide current students with information on their career path, company/organization or industry. Current professionals, current graduate students, and retired professionals all have very important information to communicate to students.

What is the Format of the Event?

You can choose to attend as an individual or represent your company. Participants will be provided table space that encourages networking with students and other alumni. The atmosphere will be a blend of a college career fair and networking event.

What Will/Should I Do at the Event?

As students visit your table it will be helpful if you can:

  • Recruit for jobs and internships with your company/institution
  • Provide them with information about your career path
  • Advise students about pursuing careers similar to yours
  • Discuss past experiences and what has provided a strong sense of meaning during your career
  • Discuss graduate program options and your experience
  • Communicate pointers about trends in applicable career fields
  • Provide advice regarding students’ networking/elevator speeches

Questions?

Please contact Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center at or 517/629-0332.

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Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016

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