ERIC Number: ED252120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Help Wanted: Psychology Majors Interested in Business Careers.
Carducci, Bernardo J.
The basic skills needed by psychology majors to be successful in business careers are discussed. Attention is also directed to: some of the decisions psychology majors need to make when seeking a business career path, a curriculum strategy for psychology students interested in business careers, and how faculty advisers can become more involved in the business community. Business firms consider the following basic attributes to be important for individuals to be successful in entry-level positions: understanding of the nature of goal-directed behavior and the problem solving process; speaking, writing, and listening skills; and an understanding of human behavior. Psychology majors interested in pursuing business careers should take certain courses to assist in the career decision-making process, including principles of economics and introductory courses in business administration and accounting. Students majoring in the arts and sciences could also minor in business. In order to successfully advise psychology students pursuing business careers, faculty advisers must become more involved with their local business community. Psychology faculty might visit local businesses and should become more familiar with campus career and placement services. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).