What every Business Law student needs to know

W. P. Carey’s First Destination Survey data shows nearly 20% of Business Law students attend Graduate School immediately after graduation and another 20% of graduates attend Law School one to three years after graduating. What does this mean? Statistically speaking, 80% of Business Law students enter the job market in a business-related position following graduation. 

The great news about having a Business Law degree is that you have two career paths built into one major. Attending Law School is an option, and a business career is also a possibility. Unless you have already been accepted into law school, it is a good idea to consider and prepare for a career path within business.

Finding job opportunities takes time, guidance, and knowledge. It is wise to start preparing early. Even if you attend graduate school, having experience within business will help you to develop soft and technical skills that will always be useful for your career. 

Start by exploring what business functions and roles interest you. Attending employer events to learn about industries and companies, registering for student organizations and chapters to network with employers, and making sure to consult with your  Career Coach  can get you on the path to success. 

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By W. P. Carey Career Services Center
W. P. Carey Career Services Center