Exploring Careers in Business

Businesses need individuals with strong "people" skills. HDFS students receive training in communicating, listening, understanding group processes and dynamics, and working with others. These skills are essential to business. HDFS students can pursue careers in human resources, public relations, training, and development.

See our sample academic plan for HDFS students interested in going into human resources.

(http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/media/hdfs/files/HDFSEmphasisInHumanResources.pdf)

To understand how to prepare for these careers through HDFS, use these links:

Courses of interest

Hands-on opportunities

A wide range of career options are available for students interested in business. Working in these fields during the summer or academic year may help you decide if you want to pursue this career path.

Below are links to national information about different careers in human resources, human resource managers, compensation and benefits managers, public relations, training and development managers, fundraising, and labor relations. Use these pages to learn about the job duties, salaries, educational requirements, and more for each listed career.

Some of these links go to password protected pages. The password is available on the Career Services website (UserName: 1484w, Password: future).