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.


Check out these helpful career sites:

Career Builder
FHSU Career Services
O*NET Online

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.

Kara Gale
Consultant and Training Development Specialist for Market-Based Management, LLC
Koch Indutries

The first time I visited FHSU, I confidently knew it would fit my academic and social needs. I met with the Management and Marketing professors on my campus visit and felt that they were interested in my success. I chose to major in business education because I was interested in business and wanted to share my passion with others. The campus size and individual attention I received from each professor was invaluable to my educational and professional success. The university also gave me several opportunities to develop professionally and personally. I especially liked that most of my classes were small and allowed for professor-student interaction. I obtained both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business education from FHSU. In 1992, I began working at Koch Industries. A large part of my career as the Consultant and Training Development Specialist for Market-Based Management involves developing and conducting classroom training as well as other learning resources for Koch employees. I am continually using the writing, teaching, and verbal communication skills that I learned through FHSU.