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If your undecided about what sort of career you want to pursue, Berkeley College offers some wonderful options for you to choose from.
What College Major is Right for You?
“What’s your major?” is often the subject of conversation among new college students. At some colleges, many first-year students are “undecided,” meaning they have not declared a major. And many students take primarily liberal arts and elective courses during their first and second years of college.
Berkeley College is different. From day one, you’ll begin taking classes directly related to your future career. Our programs of study are developed and regularly updated with input from industry experts to help prepare our students for career success. We offer programs in many of today’s most in-demand career fields, and encourage you to discuss potential career paths with one of our Admissions advisors. Here’s just a sampling of what we offer:
Do you like working with people? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you looking for a career with great growth potential? A career in Business may be right for you. At Berkeley, you’ll learn to succeed from professors who already have. Many of our instructors have extensive experience with leading firms and some have even operated their own businesses. You’ll benefit from their firsthand knowledge as you prepare to enter the professional world. Accounting, Financial Services, Management, and International Business are some of the programs we offer that can lead to careers in many different types of organizations.
Are you compassionate? Do you love helping people? Do have great attention to detail? Healthcare is one of today’s fastest-growing career fields. Degree and Certificate programs in the Berkeley College School of Health Studies can prepare you for a wide range of positions in many different types of healthcare facilities—including hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, and more.
Do you love fashion? Do you have a sense for style and trends? The world of fashion is big business and many professionals get their start through Berkeley’s Fashion Merchandising and Management degree programs. In addition to learning from experienced professionals, you’ll visit leading fashion showrooms and have the opportunity to participate in important events in one of the fashion capitals of the world! Berkeley grads have gone on to work for some of the top names in the business.
Do you have an artistic flair? Do you love to see your ideas come to life? A design career may be in the cards for you. Interior Design focuses on creating the places that people live and work, while Graphic Design involves visual communication to get a message seen and heard. Both programs are based on hands-on instruction from experienced professionals. You’ll work with the current technology used in design firms as you learn the skills that employers demand.
Do you have a fascination with the way technology works? Are you organized and good at working with people? Organizations of all types and sizes rely on dependable management of their data. While IT in general is a very popular career field, the Berkeley College Information Technology Management program combines both hands-on technical and business training to prepare you to enter this exciting field.
Reaching your goal
Planning your education to reach your professional goals is important. Berkeley’s career-focused degree and certificate programs are designed to give you the knowledge and skills that today’s employers demand. Each program of study includes a faculty-monitored internship, practicum, or job-related assignment to give you practical, on-the-job experience and to help you stand out when applying for that first position. In addition, Berkeley Career Services specialists will work with you to identify career opportunities and prepare you for interviews. And many of our programs give you the option of continuing your education to expand your career possibilities, such as the M.B.A. in Management program through the Berkeley College School of Graduate Studies.
Choosing a career path—and a college—are critical to your future. Don’t hesitate to ask questions before making your decision, particularly about the level of career preparation offered by a college. Berkeley College will help guide you in choosing a program of study based on your strengths, interests, and long-term professional and personal goals.