So, you are interested in the field of management?
Great! What a wonderful field this is. Not only is there a lot of different fields that you can concentrate on, but you can also move up the corporate ladder a great deal, depending on how you play your cards.
If you are interested in this type of career, the best thing you can do is to get some education. If you are interested in starting out at a community college, that is great. For low prices, flexible schedules, great teachers, and classes, you can attend a local community college and get an associate’s degree in management.
While you are there, network with other students, professors, and anyone else you possibly can. Usually, there are business clubs or other clubs that are meant to help you network and learn more about your field of choice. Take advantage of all of these opportunities. You will really thank yourself later.
If you are going to a four-year college or you start out at a community college and then want to transfer to a community college, that’s great as well! Do as well as you can in all of your classes. If you don’t understand something, be pro-active. Ask the teacher for extra help, go to tutoring, form a study group- anything you can do to keep your grades up and show your professors that you are very interested and serious in pursuing this career goal.
Your professors will notice this and thus will probably help you in your dream of pursuing your goals. Also advised would be to sit in the front of the class, and ask as many questions as you need to. Basically, taking a pro-active stance in your education will be one of the biggest contributors to your later success.
Take an array of different business management courses. Also, taking courses in another language, such as Spanish (or even getting a dual degree in Spanish!!) will really give you a competitive edge when you graduate and go out looking for a job. Anything that will make you look better to a company than your competition is always a plus. Courses in psychology also are suggested, since you will want to be a good communicator and a people person in order to succeed in management.
Since there are so many different fields that you can pursue in the subject of management, job opportunities will hopefully be abundant. However, in the case that they are not, more education is always helpful. An MBA will really jump start your career if you are really interested in this career path. Also, don’t worry about starting low on the corporate ladder. You have to start somewhere.
Everyone has to start somewhere, and usually, it’s the bottom. However, with advanced education, a willingness, and a positive attitude, you will go far. Climbing up the corporate ladder takes time- but it’s certainly not impossible. A bonus in starting at the bottom is that once you are at the top of the corporate ladder, you will know how it feels to be on the bottom, and so hopefully you will be very nice to those folks who are just starting out.Everyone has to start somewhere