Leadership

Overview

To achieve success, businesses and organizations rely on leaders—outstanding individuals who are adept at leading teams, making difficult decisions, and effecting change. Specifically designed to help you develop the skills required to assume a future leadership position, this innovative undergraduate program includes courses in psychology, writing, negotiation, finance, ethical decision making, logic, and organizational behavior. To help you put your knowledge into practice, the program features a leadership practicum, a structured consulting experience in which you work with an organization or conduct an applications-oriented research study that tackles a relevant leadership issue.

Job Titles

Office Manager Labor Relations Specialist
Customer Service Manager Labor Organizer
Corporate Trainer Non-Profit Administrator
Computer Training Specialist Non-Profit Director
Job Training Specialist Sales Manager
Management Development Specialist District Sales Manager
Trainer Regional Sales Manager
Training Coordinator Sales Supervisor
Training Specialist General Manager
E-Learning Developer Sales and Marketing Vice President
Technical Trainer Sales Representative
Human Resources Assistant Store Manager
Human Resources Specialist

 

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Small Businesses
Corporations
Non-Profit Organizations
Unions
Government
Non-Government
Entrepreneurial Ventures

Careers

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Career & Job Websites

MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook

Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)

O*NET Online

Going Global (through HuskyCareerLink)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Indeed

SimplyHired

Idealist

Craigslist

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

Joining groups on campus can help you show community engagement and help you build experience and skills that can help you in your future career. Please go to Northeastern Student Life  and explore possible groups to join. Some examples follow:

Lead 360

Council for University Programs

Resident Student Organization

Student Government Association

Ethnic or Cultural student groups

Academic groups

Special Interest Organizations
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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

Future Business Leaders of America

Human Resources Professionals Association

Society for Human Resources Management

Association of Strategic Marketing

Sales and Marketing Professional Organization

National Association of Sales Professionals

Non-Profit Leadership Alliance

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field:

Future Business Leaders of America

Linkedin: HR

Human Resources Professionals

Association of Strategic Marketing

Sales & Marketing Executives International

National Association of Sales Professionals

Forum on Non-Profit Leadership