Junior Business Administration and Retail

Create your future in business administration and retail as a junior.

Our business administration and retail 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 junior business administration and retail management students.

  • Business Administration

    Prepare to manage people, finances, and risk for organizations of all sizes. Immerse yourself in courses related to forecasting demand, planning inventory, purchasing services, conducting skillful negotiations, and building strategies for the future. With a business administration degree from W. P. Carey, you will graduate with the skills and knowledge to create value throughout your career.

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

  • Retail Management

    Learn to reduce complexity, create gratifying buying experiences, and provide superior customer service to consumers worldwide. Through the online business degree in retail management from W. P. Carey, you’ll explore courses like Business and Sustainability, Essentials of Services Marketing, and Food Retailing.

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

How you can expect to engage in your job search

Three ways b-school students find jobs

There are three primary ways business school students find jobs. Understanding which of these is part of your job search will help you build an efficient plan. Although each of these types of job searches requires a different plan, they all require the same core capabilities for success: Personal narrative, market research, networking, applications, and interviewing. Let us help you figure it out!

  • On-campus/Global Job Search
    The majority of on-campus recruiting happens in the fall semester with a smaller set of firms doing campus recruiting in the spring. This requires you to be prepped and ready to interview soon after school starts. If the firms you are focused on do not visit ASU’s campus, then you will need to supplement your On-campus strategy with a Networked or Just-in-time job search.
  • Networked Job Search
    All job searches require networking skills. If you are targeting firms that do not recruit on-campus at ASU then a Networked job search is your avenue. This requires a proactive approach to research, as well as developing relationships with the goal of building advocates within a firm. You’ll need to ensure your personal narrative and job search skills are well developed to convince these firms to consider you.
  • Just-in-time Job Search
    A majority of firms, whether they participate in on-campus recruiting or not, will have a need for immediate hires throughout the year. Although applications are submitted at the time of need, your preparation and networking should be ongoing in order to be ready when these opportunities arise. These opportunities can be limited and are not predictable, so you’ll want to view this as a back-up strategy, rather than an excuse to delay your job search.

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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 348 Junior Networking Foundations

Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Career relationship-building techniques and full-time, job-readiness skills. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite(s): Business major; WPC 248 or 347 with C…

WPC 347 Intermediate Career Management

Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Skills for transfer students for balancing career preparation with academic success as they transition to the W.P. Carey…

WPC 484 Internships and Applied Academics

Career Management Career Coach
Course Description: Structured practical experience following a contract or plan, supervised by faculty and practitioners. Enrollment Requirements: None Fees: None…


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