It’s never too early to start thinking about your career.

First-year business students benefit from immediate access to resources and guidance from W. P. Carey Career Services Center. Your career management journey begins the day you enroll — and we hope you will engage with us from early career exploration to graduation and beyond.

First-year highlights

  • Your career journey
  • What you will learn
  • Career outcomes
  • The Career Navigation Program (CNP) is designed as the core career program for all undergraduate students. Each course provides relevant, curated career instruction. As a first-year student, you will take WPC 148: Introduction to Career Development. The course encourages you to explore careers and identify professional interests by using the Career Management Model and other W. P. Carey resources.
    • Intro to career management: Learn to understand the Career Management Model
    • Major and career exploration: Explore different career paths and trajectories
    • Career resources: Discover and use a variety of W. P. Carey and university career resources
    • Professional development: Understand how to make the most of your time at ASU, using the programming available from Career Management and Employer Engagement
    • Students can apply the most appropriate ASU career resource to accomplish a career oriented task
    • Students can compare and contrast the career paths available in their given major
    • Students know who their career coach is and how to access appointments

Peer coaching for first-year students


Create a blueprint for your career, with partners you can trust.

Undergraduate students have access to tailored, major-specific career coaching throughout their time at the W. P. Carey School of Business. One-on-one appointments are available with W. P. Carey Career Coaches or MBA Peer Career Coaches, whether you’re attending school 100% online or earning your degree on campus.

We recommend that you meet with a coach early and often, in order to review your application documents, develop interviewing skills, and get answers to career-related questions. Navigate to your career community using the links below to make an appointment.

First-year career communities


Discover curated career connections, events, and resources. Our first-year career communities provide you with actionable opportunities to advance your career, created and curated for students like you. Identify your first-year career community by major:

Accounting Business Administration, Retail, and HR Communication Finance Global, Political, LegalInformation Systems and AnalyticsMarketing, Management, Entrepreneurship and TechnologySports and TourismSupply Chain and LogisticsSustainability, Agribusiness, and Healthcare