Where Do I Go From Here?

Upon completing college, many students wonder what direction to take next.  No need to worry, graduates from the Department of Management and Marketing  are in high demand and will reap the benefits of high placement rates with competitive salaries once entering the workforce.  Still not convinced?  Check out some possible careers for graduates from the Department of Management and Marketing.

Our alumni have shared their many positive FHSU experiences for students just like you! Visit our Alumni Profiles page to check them out!

 Business Teacher Licensure

  • Computer Teacher
  • Marketing Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Coach
  • DECA, FBLA, BPA Adviser

Corporate Communication

  • Communications Specialist
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist

Training and Development

  • Training Manager
  • Business Development Director
  • Compliance Director
  • Director of Training and Development
  • Learning and Development Director


  • Logistics Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Independent Business Owner
  • CEO or Vice President
  • Operations Manager

Human Resource Management

  • Recruiters
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Specialist


  • Product Management
  • Brand Management
  • Advertising Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • Marketing Research Consultant

Tourism and Hospitality Management

  • Cruise Director
  • Casino Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Meeting and Convention Management

Are you thinking about a business degree, but still not sure which career field is right for you?  For more information about potential careers, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center Web site or contact the Department of Management and Marketing to speak with a faculty advisor.



While some degree programs, like Tourism and Hospitality Management, require an internship to graduate, completing a summer or semester-long internship is an excellent way for any student to learn more about potential careers.  Interns are able to gain practical experience and network with industry professionals.  Experiences like these will help prepare you for graduation and what lies ahead.  Department of Management and Marketing faculty have strong industry contacts that will help you find the internship that is right for you.

Guidelines for Internship and Mentor Programs


Check out these helpful career sites:

Career Builder
FHSU Career Services
O*NET Online



Graduates - Out in the World

Traci Konrade
Executive Director
Downtown Hays Development Corporation
Hays, KS

I immediately fell in love with downtown Hays and the experiences I had on the FHSU campus. My degree required many courses in the Management and Marketing department, and I instantly felt comfortable with the professors. I wanted to attend a university where I could feel like an individual and not disappear in a classroom of hundreds. FHSU was a perfect fit. My education provided the tools for achieving success in my career. I am currently the Executive Director of the Downtown Hays Development Corporation. In addition, I opened T Studio Design, a full-service photography and design business, in 2009. The marketing skills I acquired at FHSU are a huge component of my ability to work with a wide range of people. Downtown Hays gave me a home when I moved here in 2005, and I am so glad I can give back to such a wonderful district!

Erica Stephens

Business and Computer Instructor
Oakley Middle School and Oakley High Schol
Oakley, KS

FHSU was my first choice because it was close to my home—Colby, Kansas—and they offered a Business Education program. I benefited greatly from my instructors, who challenged the students to push themselves to their fullest ability. Everyone in the department provided positive feedback and reinforcement to the students when needed. After graduation, I took a full-time teaching position in the spring of 2009 at Deerfield Public Schools in Deerfield, Kansas. I taught all of the school’s business and computer courses and was the high school’s head volleyball and cheerleading coach. After one year I moved to Grinnell and began working part-time for Oakley schools. I am currently teaching the school’s business and computer courses, and I am also the head volleyball coach. FHSU gave me the tools I needed to be successful, and my connections are still helping me in my career today.

Whitney Liggett

Front Desk Agent
Broadmoor Hotel and Resort
Colorado Springs, CO

For me, choosing Fort Hays State University was about choosing a place that felt comfortable, a place that felt like home. The campus was beautiful and easy to navigate, and the people were easy to talk to. In my time at the university, I always felt that communicating with my professors and advisors was easy. The coursework in Management and Marketing gave me several opportunities to develop in preparation for my future, and the courses in tourism and human resources especially prepared me to work with people on a daily basis. Classes often required professional presentations that allowed me to overcome my stage fright. Campus activities like job fairs and mock interview days allowed me to create a personal network with employers and hone my interview skills, giving me the edge I needed to pursue my current position. I graduated in 2011 with a Business degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management. During my time at FHSU, I was never at a loss for things to do. My social, extracurricular, and academic opportunities at the University resulted in a memorable and rewarding college experience.

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