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Career Ready Focus

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The Barney School of Business offers undergraduate students a "career-ready" focus. This career ready focus is supported by 3 main academic courses and a required internship implemented within the general business curriculum.

The Barney School of Business believes that students will learn and apply these career ready tools to help prepare them to be successful business leaders. They will be aware of the world of business, have a chosen career path, work experience on their resume and have resources readily available to assist in finding a job after graduation.

Career Ready Focus Courses

  • BAR 110 is designed to assist students with their transition to the Barney School and the economic, cultural, ethical and societal aspects of business. Problem solving and critical thinking skills will be developed through analysis and discussion of cases and current business issues.  Hear Stephanie Lessing describe this Freshman course, tell what she learned from it and how she's giving back.  
  • BAR 211 helps to prepare students for careers by exploring career alternatives, resume preparation, interview techniques, job-search techniques, business etiquette, and professionalism. Students investigate several career options, ask questions of speakers representing different careers, research and write a paper as part of a job search simulation. Emphasis is on individual preparation for employment search and interviewing, using technology to assist job search and networking. Course concludes with an individualized performance review for each student. Prerequisite: BAR 110 or AUCS 130. Learn about the details of Bar 211 from Professor Lofink.
  • Internship The courses numbered 480 (MGT 480, FIN 480, AC 480, etc.) are the student internship courses. Students will work with a faculty advisor to find a suitable internship and complete the course requirements to gain meaningful real-world experience. Listen to Andrew Bombard tell us about his internship at UnitedHealthCare.
  • Applied Professional Project (APP) Each senior demonstrates proficiency in his or her major field of study through an intensive applied field project. The senior-level applied professional project caps the student's academic and practical preparation for entry into the business world.  Watch and hear Anthony Angeloni tell about how his successful career in finance was inspired by his Applied Professional Project.

Insurance Executive Speaks to Incoming Freshmen

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The Hartford Insurance Group's Vice President, Rob Thomas, speaks about The Hartford's experience with Barney School graduates.


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Malissa D'souza, works at PriceWaterhouseCoopers and currently enrolled in MSAT program, talks about her experience.

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