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CAREER COMMUNITY DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the Management: Operations, Project Management, Human Resources, & Hospitality Career Community! 

If you enjoy leading people to achieve goals or organizing events and logistical processes, this is the Career Community for you. Members of this Community like to inspire and lead teams to success, or they enjoy planning things behind the scenes to create meaningful experiences for others. If you can imagine yourself managing a project or running an organization or a venue, creating events or managing travel and hospitality arrangements, being involved in strategic business planning, managing the careers of others, or recruiting people for organizations and helping them achieve work-related satisfaction, join this Career Community and pursue the career options that will allow you to exercise your skills and passions.

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EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS

Select from the job functional areas below to explore sample jobs in each area.

Common Career Paths

  • Entry-level/management-trainee
  • Supervision of employees and operations
  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Information management
  • Operations management
  • Middle management
  • Top management

Employers

  • Nearly every type of organization across industries offer management positions:
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Retail stores
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels and other facilities
    • Service providers
    • Healthcare organizations
    • Manufacturers
    • Software and technology companies
    • Educational institutions
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

See also What can you do with a Management Major?

Common Career Paths:

Materials management:

  • Purchasing/buying
  • Traffic management
  • Inventory management

Production management:

  • Line supervision
  • Manufacturing management
  • Production planning
  • Quality assurance

Operations research analysis:

  • Business strategy
  • Facilities layout
  • Inventory control
  • Personnel scheduling

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

See also Career Guide to Supply Chain & Logistics

Management Analyst and Consultant & Strategy Manager

Management/ strategy consultants solve a multitude of organizational problems. This is an advanced position that requires experience in several other areas. All management/strategy consultants require knowledge of management science, strategy, operations, marketing, logistics, mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, government relations, environmental issues (including compliance), materials management and physical distribution, finance and accounting, human resources/staffing, and electronic data processing and systems.

Learn what it’s like to be a Management/Strategy Consultant and how to pursue the field: Management Consultant Interview 

The Undergraduate Recruiting Path to Become a Consultant

The top firms like BCG or McKinsey count many undergraduate institutions as target programs from which to recruit new analysts:

  • Freshmen: Programs for you include Bridge to Consulting (BCG), Expedition EY, and Embark Scholars (KPMG).
  • Sophomores: Programs for you include: Bain BEL, Growing Future Leaders (BCG), Sophomore Summer Business Analyst (McKinsey), Destination CPA (PwC), and more. More details here.
  • Juniors: You’ll apply for junior summer internships in the summer after your sophomore year.
  • Seniors: You’ll recruit for full-time, post-graduation roles in the summer after your junior year.

Find specific application deadlines for undergraduate entry-level and full-time roles for this year here.

The Graduate Recruiting Path to a Career in Management Consulting

The BCG and McKinseys of the world follow the same internship and full-time recruiting process for Master’s student hires as they do for undergrads (albeit on a slightly different timeline).

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

Common Career Paths

  • Recruiting/staffing
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Training
  • Safety
  • Employee relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Organizational development
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Employment law
  • Consulting

Employers

  • Large organizations in a variety of industries:
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Retail stores
    • Restaurants
    • Hotels and other facilities
  • Continued:
    • Service providers
    • Healthcare organizations
    • Manufacturers
    • Software and technology companies
    • Educational institutions
  • Temporary or staffing agencies
  • Executive search firms
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Labor unions
  • Major nonprofit organizations

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

The world of sports is more than just a national pastime—it’s a powerhouse industry that generates billions of dollars in revenue each year. Although not everyone may be qualified to become a star professional athlete, there are opportunities to build an exciting and dynamic career in sports. Sports management is a niche sector of the sports industry, and it comprises the professionals who work to put sports into action at all levels.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of job opportunities within the sports and entertainment sector is expected to grow at a fast rate between 2022 and 2032, with more than 106,000 new positions anticipated each year. 

Common Career Paths

  • Sport management:
    • Olympic
    • Intercollegiate
    • High school
    • Youth
  • Athletic administration
  • Coaching
  • Recruiting
  • Student-athlete affairs
  • Compliance
  • Operations
  • Facilities management
  • Equipment management
  • Ticketing and sales
  • Sponsorship sales
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Hospitality management
  • Bowls and special events
  • Sport governance

Employers

  • Colleges and universities
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • Conference offices (e.g., SEC, ACC)
  • National sport governing bodies
  • State governing bodies
  • Regional sport commissions
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
  • High schools
  • Special Olympics
  • National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
  • Training centers
  • Youth sport organizations (e.g., Little League Baseball)
  • YMCAs, YWCAs
  • Sport related franchises (e.g., My Gym)
  • Sport camps

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

The hospitality industry offers a vast range of employment opportunities, but all positions, from bellhops to executive managers, share the same goal: providing high-quality food and lodging services. Whether it’s a soothing environment for relaxation, a place where business people can stay while conducting meetings, or a creative menu that caters to specific tastes, hospitality workers must meet their customers’ needs and expectations round the clock. Friendly, organized, and detail-oriented people thrive in this business. Projected to grow in the next several years, this dynamic industry offers unique possibilities for career success.

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

See also Career Guide to Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism

Common Career Paths

  • Brokerage/Sales:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
  • Office and industrial
  • Farm and land
  • Property management
  • Appraising
  • Land development

Employers

  • Real estate brokers and firms
  • Banks
  • Appraisal firms
  • Apartment and condominium complexes
  • Leasing offices
  • Developers
  • Large corporations: real estate departments

Sample Jobs:

Explore the positions using the links below. 

Note the guide on position titles and associate levels of experience:

Position

Associate

Manager

Director

Experience Level

1-3 years

3-5 years

5+ years

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