YOUR CAREER STARTS NOW
Take advantage of the B&E Center for Career Development from the moment you step onto campus. Take steps each year to reach your career goals.Make Sure You're on Track
What We Offer
- Career counseling and advice to help you target your internship and job search based on your major
- On-campus interviews with employers for internships and full-time opportunities
- Guidance on finding valuable internship experience whether or not you’re planning to pursue course credit for the internship
- One-on-one career resume reviews & mock interviews to help you get a job
- Personal assistance in crafting graduate/professional school statement of purpose
- Weekly CareerLink emails to keep you informed of the latest job search & career information
- Professional Development events to further prepare you for your career and provide an opportunity to network with employers
- Access to What Can I Do With This Major
Scheduling an Appointment
The CCD will do our best to accommodate walk-ins, but we recommend scheduling an appointment with a team member in advance. Login to MountaineerTRAK and follow the steps below.
- Select “Calendar” from left-hand menu
- Select “Counseling Appt”
- Click “Request New Appointment”
- Complete the form to request an appointment (Only available appointment times will be shown as options.)
If you need assistance in knowing who to schedule an appointment with, please call our office. We will be happy to assist.
What Can I do with This Major?
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, t his website will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Undergraduate and graduate students from the WVU College of Business & Economics and recent alumni are eligible to participate in on campus interviews in the Center for Career Development. By applying through MountaineerTRAK, students are able to view open positions, interview schedules and apply. Each employer determines specific qualifications needed to be eligible for the position and manages the application process. Internship opportunities are often open to students from all grade levels.
In today’s business environment, students face an increasingly competitive job market. Internships are the perfect way to acquire that experience before entering the job market. At the College of Business and Economics, students may opt to pursue an internship for course credit or not-for-credit. If planning to earn course credit through the Professional Field Experience (491) Course, students should work with the CCD Internship Coordinator.
Professional Field Experience (491) Guidelines and Requirements
- Review the Undergraduate Professional Field Experience Checklist
- Review the Professional Field Experience Policy for either a BS in Business Administration or BS/BA in Economics
- Student obtains internship in field of study and brings completed copy of job description to Center for Career Development Internship Coordinator
- Complete and submit "Experiential Learning Information" Placement Contract in MountaineerTRAK (from the menu at the left, select My Account > Exp. Learning > Add New)
- Internship Coordinator lifts the restriction for student to register for appropriate 491 course.
- Intern submits Weekly Journal to Faculty Supervisor and Internship Coordinator via email.
- Program Evaluation and Student Evaluation forms must be completed on MountaineerTRAK before grades are awarded. Student and Employer will receive a reminder when they are available.
- Student submits final paper and any additional assigned work to Faculty Supervisor.
- Faculty Supervisor submits final grade to Department Chair.
Applying to Graduate School
When considering graduate school, the first thing to consider is why you want to go in the first place. Students should make sure graduate/professional school aligns with their career goals and isn’t just a back-up plan in case they’re unable to obtain a job upon graduation. The CCD team is happy to work with students to build the best strategy for achieving their career goals.
Questions to Consider:
- What are my long term career goals and will graduate school be necessary or helpful?
- Do I have the money, time, and energy to meet the obligations of graduate school?
- Would it be best to go to graduate school right after completing my Bachelor’s degree or should I gain work experience in advance?
- What topic/subject/idea/issue am I passionate about?