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Accounting, Business & Economics

Gain a thorough education in business ethics, organizational behavior, economics and other topics that go well beyond the requirements of ordinary business specialization. Choose from five main programs—accounting, business, economics, entrepreneurship, and philosophy, politics and economics—or create an Individualized Program of Emphasis (POE) to suit your interests.

Get Involved:

  • Young Entrepreneurs’ Society
  • Association of Master of Business
  • Administration Executives
  • Academy of International Business
  • National Business Association
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association for Self-Employed
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Business Professionals of America
Professional organizations on campus

What Our Alumni Are Saying:

In several internship experiences, knowing how to fix a problem on my own has been a great asset that has made me a marketable candidate for future jobs. The ABE Department has made me confident in my work and has taken the fear out of entering the workplace.

-Kristen Penska ’11

Our Recent Graduates in the Workforce

Caitlin Bigelow ’11 is employed as a marketing and social media associate at Rokenbok Toy Company in San Diego, California.

Elise Ebert ’10 is employed as an assistant product manager for creative designs at JAKKS Pacific, an international toy company.

Kristen Penska ’11 is employed in accounting at Westinghouse Electric Company, L.L.C. in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Richard Rudolph ’09 is employed as a senior cash management analyst at PPG Industries in Columbus, Ohio.

You can read about more outstanding ABE graduates.

What Can You Do With a POE in ABE?

Bachelor’s Degree

[Entry Level]
  • administrative assistant
  • bank managers
  • customer service representative
  • insurance broker/agent
  • hotel/restaurant manager
  • human resources assistant
  • retail buyer
  • sales representative

Graduate Degree

[Experience Often Required]
  • brand manager
  • financial analyst/consultant
  • government services administrator
  • health services/ administration
  • marketing director
  • personnel manager
  • professor/instructor
  • small business owner

Possible Employers:

  • business and industry
  • employment services
  • hospitals
  • insurance agencies
  • manufacturers
  • retail stores
  • schools
  • stock brokerage
  • state & federal government

Related Occupations:

  • corporate trainer
  • HMO marketer
  • international marketer
  • market research
  • media buyer
  • production manager
  • purchasing agent

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network; create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; Consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up

Notable Internship Sites:

  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Chemonics International
  • Coach, Inc.
  • DRAFT Foote Cone & Belding
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
  • Sheetz, Inc.
  • US Olympic Committee
Acquire on-the-job experience

Career Services Staff

  • Darwin V. Kysor, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
  • Michael J. Pennington,
    MHRM, M.Ed.
    Assistant Director