Career backup plan – courses every student should have
BY LINDA ANDERSON
When you applied for college, you knew what career path you wanted to follow. When you graduate, you will start looking for a job in the domain you prefer, but you have to make sure that when you apply for a job you will be the best candidate they can get. Your resume has to show employers that you have multiple skills and you have the needed knowledge to get hired. As a student, the best way to improve your skills is to get some extra classes. These classes are accessible to all students, but few of them consider attending them. These classes will not only help you be prepared for when you will graduate, but they can prove very useful during college, if you want to have a part time job to get some extra money. Students love to be independent so it may come a moment when you will want to have a job to save some money for going to a concert or buying a new phone.
Here are some classes college students can take if they want to have a career backup plan.
Business management classes
Some students want to start their own business while in college, while others want to apply for a job for a large company; the fact is that all of them will have numerous advantages if they will have some business management courses. These classes help you understand the work environment and offer you knowledge on what it takes to manage a business. You may not manage the business from the first months of employment, but it is important for you to have knowledge on the operational process and how the important decisions have to be made. Also, these classes will help you know what to answer in case your managers will have questions about business matters.
Finance or accounting classes
The majority of students do not even want to hear about accounting or finance classes, but they are some of the most useful ones. If you follow these courses, you not only that know how to manage your finances, but you can apply for numerous open positions. You will have a new view on how to make a plan to pay your taxes and how you can manage your expenses. You can help the other students who have financial difficulties to manage their money, and they can pay you for this service.
Design or art classes
If you are a creative person, then the best way to find a job is to use your talent. Your interest in arts should be cultivated, especially if you have not chosen to go to an arts college. Design is a subject highly appreciated nowadays, because it is important in every domain. If you are a talented person, and you have design classes, you can apply for one of the multiple designers jobs, for instance in an international printing company. Your inner Picasso will bring you a job and it will offer you a career backup plan.
As a student, it is extremely important to know how to transmit your message clearly. You will have to speak to people on numerous occasions. When you go to an interview, you have to make sure that you convince your interlocutor through your speech, so communication classes can prepare you for when you will apply for jobs. These classes are important for the persons who do not know how to catch the audience attention and how to convey their message. Numerous students have confidence issues, when it comes to speaking to someone, they do not know, so a speech course will give you the push you need.
Journalism or writing classes
The best job a student can have is the one of a journalist. Magazines, newspapers and websites are always in search for partners, and you can apply for a position if you have journalism knowledge. It is important you to be able to create content that catches people’s attention and convinces them read or view the content. If you want to have a part time job then you can write articles for an online magazine or newspaper, but for this, you will need writing skills. The way you communicate with people is influenced by the skills you have, and as you have already noticed journalists have a special talent when they communicate with people. The art of writing will take you a step closer to the career of your dreams.
By line for Linda Anderson
I’m a writer and musician residing in Boise, ID in the United States, although I spent a small amount of time (about three years) living in the UK growing up, due to my father’s occupation. I graduated from the College of Idaho with a bachelor’s Degree in Business and a focus in marketing in 2014.