Undergraduate Career Courses

 

Begin exploring your options in business.

Eller provides courses to help students explore career options:

This class will provide students with an introduction business concepts & vocabulary at a high-level. Students will explore the functional areas & key industries in business, and how these areas relate to Eller majors. Through the course, students will engage in the language and acumen of business using current events and real-world examples. The course also provides an introduction to global business concepts.

BNAD 100 is offered to pre-business students in the spring semester only. For further questions regarding BNAD 100, please contact your academic advisor.

Career Management in Business is designed to help students understand their values, interests & skills and prepare them to start their lifetime career management process. In this class students will complete self-assessment, create a professional resume, cover letter & LinkedIn page, complete an informational interview with a business professional, practice interview techniques, and compete in a team-based consultative sales case competition.

This course is offered to pre-business students in the fall (primary) and spring semesters. For further questions regarding BNAD 200, please contact your academic advisor.

Semester: Spring semester only
Course Hours: Dynamic 

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the consulting industry and the career options in that field. The focus of the class is to familiarize you with the specific terminology used by consultants, as well as give you an opportunity to network with successful alumni employed in consulting. The short term goal of the course is to help you determine if consulting is a good fit for your skills and interests so that you can determine if seeking an internship in consulting is appropriate for you. The long term goal is to be a first step in preparing you for a career in consulting. The knowledge of the various guest speakers will be instrumental in making you competitive candidates as you launch your careers. This course will help you become aware of the tools and skills needed to succeed in the consulting industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature of skills required for a career in consulting
  • Understand the types of consulting firms
  • Understand the process of executing a consulting engagement from request for proposal (RFP) to project execution
  • Understand the project management techniques used in consulting
  • Understand the unique vocabulary used in the consulting business

Pre-requisite Requirements

Students must apply and be selected into the course; this is a competitive process. To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Declared as a pre-business or upper division Eller major
  • Second year of undergraduate education or sophomore standing
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Course acceptance requires an interview with the instructor

Application Process

Applications are typically open from October through November.  To apply, login to eSMS, select "Engagement", then "Sophomore Specialized Career Course". 

Questions? Please contact Jeff Welter at jwelter@eller.arizona.edu.

Semester: Fall semester only
Course Hours: Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. 

This class represents the Analyst Level of the Wall Street Scholars Program. FIN 417 is a 3-unit course taught by finance faculty, which provides students exposure to investment banking and financial market-related careers that exist on Wall Street is available to sophomore Eller students who meet minimum requirements and successfully complete a competitive interview process. The typical WSSP Analyst has an interest in finance and a strong desire to succeed, but does not yet have a deep understanding of the different roles financial institutions play in society, nor the ways its professionals advance society and capitalism. A key outcome of FIN 417 is for students to determine if they want to pursue a career in Investment Banking or Capital Markets.

Pre-requisite Requirements

Students must apply and be selected into the course; this is a competitive process. To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Declared as a pre-business or upper division Eller major
  • Second year of undergraduate education or sophomore standing
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA 
  • Course acceptance requires an interview with the instructor

Application Process

Questions? Please contact Jeff Welter at jwelter@eller.arizona.edu.

Semester: Spring semester only
Course Hours: Thursdays, 2-2:50 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to expose you to a variety of marketing fields with limited-to-no campus recruiting efforts. The focus of the class is to familiarize you with the specific terminology used within each topic area, as well as give you an opportunity to network with successful UA alumni employed in the industry. The course will allow those interested in marketing careers to learn terminology and enhance skill set to potentially pursue an internship as well as provide insight as to whether this would be a viable career choice. Careers discussed in previous years include advertising, digital marketing, enterprise sales, entertainment careers, event management, social media, and PR/publicity (exact topics subject to change).

Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate the common skills required across various marketing careers
  • Replicate the process required to research career functions and industries
  • Present a research project in class so that your peers can understand and learn the topic
  • Define and use vocabulary specific to marketing careers discussed
  • Understand and articulate the steps needed to advance in each career path
  • Have a better understanding of the types of careers you would like to pursue

Pre-requisite Requirements

Students must apply and be selected into the course; this is a competitive process. To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Declared as a pre-business or upper division Eller major
  • Sophomore standing
  • Minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA preferred
  • Course acceptance requires a face-to face-interview with the instructor

Application Process

Applications for Spring 2020 will be accepted between Friday, October 25 and Sunday, November 24, 2019. To apply, login to eSMS, select "Engagement" then "Sophomore Specialized Career Course". 

Questions? Please contact Marisa Allen at mallen@eller.arizona.edu.