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Old 05-12-2017, 03:08 PM
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Thanks for your 2 cents.
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:17 AM
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Originally Posted by mgkeith View Post
Some relevant internships would definitely help, and he will try to get them. Right now he is working and getting intro job experience at a greenhouse. He likes plants.
Sounds like your son is on the right track. Possibilities to explore include commercial greenhouse management, landscape architecture, working for commercial seed companies to develop new strains, running a business that manages potted and indoor plant displays for businesses, agricultural extension work related to diagnosing and treating plant pathology. He's started talking to the right people; he'll find his way.
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Old 09-26-2017, 04:45 PM
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You don't need a business degree to own your own business.

Trying to figure out your son's career isn't going to work. The only way he'll succeed and be happy is if he figures things out for himself.

And an entry-level job after high school isn't an 'internship'....it's just a job.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:17 PM
Location: Denver
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If you are going to major in Business, you need to at least minor in accounting. Accounting is the "language of business." If you can't understand the numbers behind everything then you will struggle with implementing your management or marketing ideas. There is a reason accounting graduates have better job prospects after graduation than any other business major.

You can go get a marketing job with an accounting degree. You can't get an accounting job with a marketing degree.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:02 PM
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Outside of accounting, finance is also a very good choice. Many of my colleagues in college paired it with IT/comp sci, accounting, econ, and marketing. They got solid jobs right after college. I keep in contact with some of them and they are now earning very good wages. We also went to a school where top companies actively recruit and the school itself really takes care of its students so that they have jobs, individuals can go to them for life (Florida International University). Whatever he decides to do, he needs to make sure he has a solid gpa, obtains internships, visits career fairs and networks as much as possible.
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