First Year Sustainability and Business Exploration

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  Maximize your summer with upskilling, networking, informational interviewing, and market research. Career Management is still here and

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Learn more about your future in sustainability, health, food, and human resources as a first-year student.

There are many ways to explore careers, apply your skills, and pursue your dreams at W. P. Carey. Our sustainability and business exploration community will provide you with on-demand career support and direction at every stage of your career management journey. Bookmark this page and return throughout the year to see what you need to know (and do!) now and later. Here you’ll find resources, advice, events, personal connections, and other career opportunities — created and curated for first-year food industry, agribusiness, health care, human resources, and sustainability students.

  • Food Industry Management

    Launch an exciting career in one of the biggest and most essential sectors of the global economy. Learn more through courses like Commodity Futures and Options Markets, and Food Advertising Promotion. With a business degree from W. P. Carey, you’ll be ready to succeed in any food-related job or enterprise.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Global Agribusiness

    25 percent of Americans are employed by the agribusiness industry to produce, finance, and market the food and energy products that sustain mankind. Develop hands-on experience with your business degree from W. P. Carey through courses like Agribusiness Analysis, Finance, Management, and Marketing. Graduate with security and staying power in an essential marketplace.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Health Care

    Prepare to meet the demand of health care while learning the intricacies of the system. Develop an understanding of analytics, community, coordination, delivery, and innovation and prepare for a career in health management, business administration, and beyond with a business degree in health care from W. P. Carey.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Human Resources

    Apply foundational business concepts and HR theory in a professional environment while you develop critical thinking, communication, decision making, and leadership skills. Explore topics related to corporate social responsibility and ethics, sustainability, workplace diversity and inclusion, and labor relations. Meet the demand with a business degree from W. P. Carey.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

  • Sustainability

    Influence growth with new skills and knowledge, improve returns on capital, and risk management, through sustainability with this W. P. Carey business degree. Consider the full scope of business sustainability through courses like Business and Sustainability and the Economics of Sustainability. Become an effective analyst and strategist, and graduate ready to create a better future.

    Learn more: Career Fast Facts | W. P. Carey Advising | ASU Degree Search

Identify what’s now and next in your journey

Remember, career management is a lifelong process — and every effective plan starts with a thoughtful strategy. Learn more about career management at W. P. Carey, and the other key elements of your journey. This page includes relevant ways to move forward based on your current year and career path.

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What You Need to Know

Explore targeted perspectives written for you by career experts. Updated throughout the year, this content is designed to match your current needs and delivered when you need it most.

Career Courses

Explore the curriculum that launches W. P. Carey careers. Timed and designed to align with your program of study, you will engage in courses that directly support your career confidence, capabilities, and prospects.

WPC 148 Intro to Career Development

Prof. Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Building career skills, interests and strengths as a college student. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; minimum 12 hours; Pre- or…


Featured Resources

These resources have been specifically curated to aid you in your career goal setting and job search.

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Student Organizations

Joining student clubs and organizations comes with many benefits. Develop leadership skills, learn to work in a team, add new connections to your network, and more. To view club events, click on Learn more within each club listing. Club Leaders click here to request a career presentation.

ASU Mentor Network

Mentoring makes a difference. Connect with ASU alums and community members to access support for your own professional development and gain career insights from people who've been there.

Ashlee Atkins

Faculty/Staff
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Diversity Manager ASU Enterprise Partners
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST International Rescue Committee
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Vice President of Implementation Post Acute Analytics, LLC
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Director of Business Development Tempe Chamber of Commerce
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Team Lead Pain Stop Clinics
  • Seattle, WA
  • Senior Campaign Manager, Man & Woman of the Year Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Washington & Alaska Chapter

Mark Adaoag

Faculty/Staff
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Assistant Director Arizona State University
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Research Aide Arizona State University
  • Perugia, Province
  • Student University of Siena
  • Phoenix
  • Human Resources Assistant Amazon
  • Massachusetts, USA
  • Volunteer Attorney, Elder Law Project Women's Bar Foundation of Massachusetts

Veronica Aguilar

Alumni,Faculty/Staff
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Associate Director of Alumni Career Services Arizona State University