How do you define business? Many students associate business with consulting and finance. That is indeed one component of the field, but only a sliver. Merriam Webster defines business as “the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money.” With this definition in mind, business is broad, it includes both for-profit and non-profit organizations, service areas such as marketing, technology, accounting, sales and analytics and industries such as retail, insurance, consumer goods and transportation. Despite misconceptions, business, even for-profit businesses, can be mission-driven.

Given how broad business is, it can be difficult to pinpoint what area you may want to focus on. To help gain clarity and start your preparation, come to the Gordon Career Center and meet with our Business Career Advisor, Anne Laskowski.

For a comprehensive overview of different industries, functional areas, top employers, and interview preparation tips in business, check out Vault, a paid resource found in the Resource Library on Handshake.