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The Best Resources for Business Majors

A bachelor’s degree in business is one of the most versatile and practical degrees a student can earn. A business degree, opens doors to careers in a wide variety of industries all over the world.

Through the business degrees offered by USA’s Mitchell College of Business, students are exposed to a variety of skills throughout their coursework. Degree requirements are structured this way in order to create well-rounded graduates who are likely to be successful in the workplace.


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A new business graduate, however, needs more than a transcript of their coursework in order to stand out to employers. Before they even offer an interview, employers want to see that applicants did more than go to class. They want to see how recent graduates applied what was taught in the classroom.

Here are some ways to do that.

  1. Take advantage of the hands-on experiences.
  2. Join student organizations.
  3. Look for professional development opportunities.
  4. Take advantage of the university's technology and resources 


If you want more details on the resources available at the University of South Alabama, keep reading!


Taking advantage of the hands-on experiences offered by a business program is key to beginning a successful career. Most business programs have major-specific student organizations that provide students with opportunities for professional development, networking, and engaging with professionals. These organizations help students develop skills they may not necessarily learn in a textbook.


The Mitchell Ambassadors  is a noteworthy student organization that consists of outstanding undergraduate business students who are leaders in extracurricular activities and excel in academics. This student organization helps students develop skills that are useful beyond the classroom including organization, teamwork, and leadership.


The Professional Readiness Engagement Program (PREP) is a resource for students looking to gain professional development experience before entering the workplace. PREP’s goal is to help students successfully transition from the classroom to a career by assisting with major and career exploration, professional skills development, and job searches. 


Taking advantage of technology resources will also help business majors apply what they’ve learned. The Mitchell College of Business provides business students with access to to state-of-the-art technology and resources. The Mitchell Learning Resource Center and the John B. Faint Financial Analysis Center empower students to learn how to use the latest and greatest technology that employers demand.


A unique program available to help business majors succeed at the University of South Alabama is The Mitchell Scholars Program, which empowers business students to develop to their full potential. Through faculty mentorship and a four-year $50,000 scholarship, students pursue challenging programs while developing stewardship and civic responsibility.


The Mitchell College of Business has many tools available to help students be successful in college and in their careers. The college is accredited by the highly selective Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The faculty, student organizations, research opportunities, and professional-grade resources help students achieve both their academic goals and position them to stand out to future employers.


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