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Management Trainee and Leadership Development Career Cluster

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Are you curious about the inner workings of business? Are you an analytical thinker who excels at understanding business to business operations? Do you like selling/pitching/persuading? Have you organized projects or people for a common goal, or have an interest in being in charge of a group? Are you detail-oriented and good at coordinating a variety of tasks in pursuit of a big picture event or goal?

Management Trainee and Leadership Development positions cover a broad range of business functions that support the invention, structures, systems, management, financing, and ownership of for-profit organizations – whether they be small, medium, or large in size. These roles typically involve planning, implementing, directing, and/or evaluating business functions, policies, and processes to increase efficiencies, maximize profitability, and address challenges. Business & Management also presents a wide range of opportunities to utilize analysis, critical thinking, and leadership skills.

Jobs in this category can encompass a wide variety of majors and do not require that someone have business or management experience to get started. In the majority of cases, organizations are looking for someone with the passion and ability to learn the business functions of their organization.

Does this description align with your interests? Then check out the insights, resources, and possible careers below.

Possible Careers

Common job titles include:

  • Account Executive
  • Accountant Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Claims Adjuster/Examiner
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Personal Banker
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Retail Supervisor
  • Sales Representative

In-demand specialized skills include:

  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Scheduling
  • Retail Industry Knowledge
  • Customer Contact
  • Project Management
  • Sales Goals
  • Business Development
  • Product Sales
  • Staff Management
  • Sales Management
  • Outside Sales
  • Prospective Clients
  • Financial Analysis
  • Merchandising
  • Store Management

Related Events

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October 5, 2021 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Laura Pell
Laura Pell

(for majors in the College of Arts & Sciences)

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Geralyn Mitchell
Geralyn Mitchell

(for majors in the College of Fine & Applied Arts and Hayes School of Music)

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