Business, Economics, and Data Analytics

Accounting | Business Analytics and Intelligence | Economics | Finance | General Business | Global Business | Green Business | Innovation and Entrepreneurship | International Business | Management | Marketing | Supply Chain Management | Textile Marketing | Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design

What Can I Do With My Major?

One of the most exciting things about your major is the variety of career options you can pursue! Take a look at the materials below to learn about some of the most common career paths for your major. Check out What Can I Do With This Major for any additional majors you may be interested in.


Business, Economics, and Data Analytics Majors:

briefcase = Career paths for this major  Compass = Careers of URI Alumni for this major
Business Analytics & Intelligence    
General Business
Global Business Management
Supply Chain Management
Textiles Marketing
Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design

The following sites provide additional pertinent information when exploring and researching desired career pathways:

Training & Additional Education

Many roles within the Business and Economics industries require additional education beyond a Bachelor’s level degree.  Graduate school requirements vary based on each program and commonly accept all undergraduate majors.

We encourage you to review our Grad School Module below to learn if grad school is the best fit for you.

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Please note that your Career Education Specialists will assist you in finding resources for applying to grad schools (including building an effective personal statement), but do not advise on specific graduate programs.  If you are interested in learning more about a specific program, contact that school’s graduate admissions office directly.

Searching for a Job/Internship

The most beneficial and effective way to search for jobs and internships is through networking. Make sure to check out the CCEE Events Page and the College of Business Events Page for networking and career fair opportunities.

  • In order to be competitive for the job market or graduate school, prior to graduation every student should complete a practical experience, such as an internship. There are many techniques for searching for an internship! Many of your questions regarding how to search for a job or internship can be answered by reviewing the module and videos below.

    Importance of LinkedIn as a Career Tool

    LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional networking platform that features resources and benefits to support professionals in all career fields. It’s important to build your LinkedIn profile now, start connecting with your peers and professional in your field(s) of interest, and conduct research for both internship/job search and overall career development!



Job and Internship Search Websites

There are a variety of websites you can use to search for jobs and internships. The following are just a sample of some of the ones you may find useful.

The most beneficial and effective way to search for jobs and internships is through networking. Make sure to check out the CCEE Events Page and the College of Business Events Page for networking and career fair opportunities.

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* ProTip: Many entry level positions have various titles so there is not one title to search for in these websites.


Many professional organizations and associations feature specific memberships and resources for students, and plus job boards. Below is a sample list of professional organizations and associations that may be of interest to you!                                                                                                                   

Explore Resources

Valuable Alternatives Options to Consider:

The following programs provide additional experiences related to Business and Economics.

Academic Credit for Internships

You should be eligible to earn academic credit for your internship experience. Speak to your academic advisor or Lynne Finnegan to determine if you are eligible for internship credit and if it fits your academic requirements. Below you will find more information relevant to your internship process.

Options for academic credit by academic program

Resume & Cover Letter

  • Resume

    A resume should highlight the most important information relevant to a specific job or employer, which is why each resume you write will be different. In most cases, it’s important to showcase your projects and experience that illustrate the practical application of the academic skill and knowledge you’ve acquired here at URI and within your internships.

Sample Resumes

Additional resumes can be found on the College of Business Career Page