Do you need a Business Degree to work in Business?

This may come as a surprise to you, but the vast majority of those who work in business do not hold a degree from a School of Business. What does it mean to work in business anyway? Business is everywhere and encompasses many things.

Take Kelly, she graduated from UConn with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. Kelly interned at Voya Financial and is now at the Hartford as part of the Operations, Technology, and Data Leadership Development Program. Kelly’s experience is in Finance and Insurance, which might be where you think of when you think of Business.

As a UConn Psychology major, Cerise now works at a tech firm with the title Channel Manager, Data & Analytics. Cerise has worked in Wealth Management and Marketing as well. All without a degree from the School of Business.

Business doesn’t just exist at large corporations, either. Take Michael, a UConn Anthropology undergrad with a graduate degree in Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies. What is Michael up to? This guy owns and operates a brewery.

Kelly, Cerise, and Michael are real people and each of them graduated from UConn. On October 15th, 2019, all three of them will be panelists at the Pathways to Business event. Come hear their stories and learn how to apply your degree to the field of business. You can find all of the event details and even pre-register here.

October 15th
McHugh 206

By Eran Peterson
Eran Peterson Assistant Director, Career Coaching and Counseling Eran Peterson