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

Austen Bickford
Marketing Advisor
Deluxe Corporation

I chose a business degree because it seemed like a "worldly" degree that would allow me to do whatever I wanted to after graduation. Marketing and management courses at FHSU prepare students for the language that marketing professionals frequently use in the work environment. I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, followed by a master’s degree in the same field in 2011. Businesses in certain areas are very familiar with the FHSU name and brand, and that reputation helped me to get my first job. The instruction I received at FHSU, along with an internship with the Fort Hays Alumni Association, helped to prepare me for a full-time position outside of college. Currently a marketing advisor with Deluxe Corporation, I work with small businesses to build strategy as well as analyze their current and upcoming marketing initiatives. I use my degree to advise and direct small businesses on how to spend their marketing budgets.

Josh Kingsley

Because I grew up in Hays, Fort Hays State University was a natural choice. I was immediately drawn into the opportunities and extracurricular activities on campus. The classes at FHSU were small with core classes of fewer than twenty. This provided an opportunity for individualized attention from my professors and the ability to participate easily in class. Semester-long marketing research projects at FHSU were particularly beneficial because of the hands-on case studies working with real companies. After receiving my Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management in 2004, I earned my MBA in 2006. I have used the skills learned from these projects in all of the positions I have held. My experience, both educational and social, exceeded my expectations. My positions have provided my adventurous nature an opportunity to travel and see the country. One thing is clear: FHSU was crucial in my success.