As a Mercer student, it's never too soon to get on track to the rewarding career that you've envisioned for yourself. The Office of Career Management Services at the Stetson School of Business and Economics is designed to fully prepare students to confidently enter the workforce as distinguished candidates. Our office serves as the essential unit that prepares students to successfully pursue their career goals upon degree completion. The Office Career Management Services supports all students currently enrolled in Stetson degree programs.
Resources Available through Career Management Services
- Career Coaching
- Career Planning Guides
- Online Career and Internship Awareness: BEARlink and CareerShift
- Interactive Employer and Alumni Connections
Workshops Hosted by Career Management Services
- Setting Career Goals
- Personal Branding
- Résumé and Cover Letter Building
- Employer Communications
- Interview Preparation
- Salary and Benefits Negotiations
- And More
Opportunities Available for Employer Connections
- Career Fairs
- Professional Networking Events
- Company Connect Friday
- Panel Discussions
Where are our graduates working?
Upon degree completion, our graduates go on to work for reputable business companies and organizations, in Georgia and nationwide. See where some of our graduates are working.
We know that you're eager to get out into the world and experience the competitive job market for yourself. Whether it's through an internship or full-time employment, we're here to do everything we can to get you on the right track. Browse the information below based on your student status.
The internship is a valuable opportunity for students to receive real-world, hands-on business experience prior to beginning the job search process.
- Students enrolled in the Sports Business full-time undergraduate BBA program must complete an internship as part of the degree requirements.
- Sports Business students will register for SBM 405 –Sports Internship (3 credit hours)
- Students enrolled in other full-time undergraduate business majors may receive course credit with an internship, but it is not required.
- Accounting majors will register for ACC 305 –Gaining Accounting Experience (3 credit hours).
- All other majors will register for BUS 305 –Gaining Experience (3 credit hours).
If you are seeking an internship, visit the Macon campus Career Services page.
If you already have an internship and need help with next steps, contact Career Services at 478.301.2863.
Step 1: Registration
Upon registering for classes, students should create a profile on BEARlink. When creating a profile, students will upload a copy of their résumé for Career Management Services to review. Once approved, students will be provided access to jobs and internships.
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Step 2: Attend Workshops and Webinars
All students highly encouraged to attend workshops and webinars throughout their time at Mercer. Workshops and webinars are conducted on campus and via telephone or online.
Step 3: Participate in Campus Recruiting Opportunities
Students have access to campus recruiting opportunities throughout the year. Such events occur in the forms of career fairs, networking receptions, employer presentations and campus interviews. Business cards are highly recommended for these events and can be purchased on campus.
DISTINGUISH YOURSELF THROUGH CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
Employers seek to hire well-rounded candidates who can bring diversity and unique attributes to their organization. We encourage you to participate in a variety of competitions throughout the year and join relevant student clubs and organizations in order to gain additional career-transferable skills and knowledge.
- Elevator Pitch Contest
- Business Plan Competition
- CFA Research Challenge
- Various Business Simulations
American Marketing Association
American Marketing Association student membership and AMA Mercer University chapter affiliation offers many benefits, from marketing career resources, platforms for professional development, planning and execution of chapter events, leadership development, to taking part in the many AMA competitions offered annually. The Mercer chapter has been awarded with recognition for recruiting innovation and regularly holds events to network with marketing professionals from Georgia and around the world. Mercer's annual AMA day brings professionals from the marketing industry to Mercer students for a panel discussion with marketers from Google, Cox Communications, The Cartoon Network, The Aspire group and other local and regional marketers.
Financial Management Association (FMA) International Student Chapter
This organization is affiliated with Financial Management Association International, which is a global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about finance among academics, practitioners and students. The main objective of the organization is to educate people on how to manage their finances. FMA student chapter members work with the Macon community to improve financial literacy. Through our speaker series we assist in the educational and professional development of the students at Mercer University who are interested in a career in finance. The FMA student chapter welcomes all students who are interested in learning more about finance.
The Rotaract Club of Mercer University
The Rotaract Club of Mercer University is a service organization with an emphasis on professional development, leadership, and community service. The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people through a framework of friendship and service.It is affiliated with Rotary International.
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for accounting and finance majors. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the areas of finance and accounting. Members are selected based on scholastic requirements. Beta Alpha Psi promotes the study and practice of accounting and finance. Beta Alpha Psi also provides opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals. Finally, Beta Alpha Psi encourages a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi is a student led organization.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Academic achievement is recognized by an invitation to become a lifetime member of the Mercer University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for business programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International. Invitations are extended to the top 10% of juniors and seniors and the top 20% of graduate students each year.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is the largest co-ed professional business fraternity in the nation and on Mercer's campus. The Alpha Tau chapter is a unified, professional organization that promotes business at Mercer University. We endeavor to unite students to increase their understanding of civic responsibility and their professional knowledge through participation in the business world. The chapter holds professional, community service, and social events on campus throughout the year, as well as hosts Mercer's annual Business Week. Recruitment is held at the beginning of every Fall and Spring semester.