5 Things Every Pre-Business Major Should Know

5 Things Every Pre-Business Major Should Know

There are so many different things you should know starting out college; these are some important things for business majors to know.


Going into my senior year of college, there are a couple different things I have learned being a business major. Between the things I have learned and asking a couple different business major and advisers, these are the thing I wish I knew coming into college as a freshman.

1. Start networking early with professors and advisers


It might seem early if you are a freshman, but having good relationships with your professors have been essential for many reasons. Many business professors teach multiple courses in that specific major. It's good to know your professor for if you take them again. Many professors are very willing to help students, whether that be to get them off the waitlist in their class or to help them get an internship or job. A lot of business professors are adjuncts which means being a professor isn't their full-time job. A lot of times they had or have a job that pertains to the class they are teaching. This is very helpful for when you are looking for an internship or job since they might have a lot of connections.

2. Adding a double major or minor

Something I didn't realize until later on in college was the fact that you can double major or minor a subject without adding time in college. There are many different majors in the business majors that can be combined. Many combinations that are common for business is finance and economics, management and marketing, and accounting is commonly combined with finance or economics but sometimes you see a management or marketing with accounting. Since all business majors have the same prerequisites, it makes it easy for someone to double major or even minor another subject.

3. Finding easier classes to take


This a huge thing my advisers recommend. If a class wasn't your major and I just need it to fill my electives; try to find the easiest class to take. One advice I got was to take a computer science instead of a class that you'd normally associate with science. Even if you don't find writing classes interesting there are other classes like a women's and genders that meet a writing emphasis. Ask your advisers and other students what classes they took that they think wasn't hard.

4. Being involved in your college

Jobs want to see that you went to school and got something out of it. This includes being involved in extracurriculars. It shows that you are a well-rounded person if you can be in college and be involved in a sport, club or organization.

5. Work on your resume early


This was a simple thing and I didn't realize would be so important. Working on a resume from scratch can take a bit of time. It's important to start working on it and getting it proofread at the beginning of college. While you move on through college or get other jobs, it's important to keep your resume updated. Looking into different things that might increase your resume is key also. Working on qualifications and certifications looks really good on a resume for future internships or jobs.

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.


Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Wearing Sneakers To The Gym Just Isn't Going To Cut It These Days

Going to the gym is more than just working out its about having the right gadgets and outfits to go with it.


I am an advocate of making sure you sweat once a day, I love going to the gym. I blast my music, feel my muscles fatiuging, and sweat it out. As I have been going to the gym more I have noticed that people's outfits to the gym are more than just your average t-shirt and leggings people wear multicolored and matching attire and are geared up with their Apple airpods and watches.

I personally go with an old T-shirt and throw on my freshly washed leggings and my running shoes and I am ready to go, but I see how dressing in the full work out attire has a positive impact on your gym session. Feeling fully motivated in your new matching gym getup is important as you will want to work out harder and push yourself being that you are fully in the right gear. As I progress in attending the gym I want to get an Apple watch and track my data.

It is important to move your body for at least once an hour a day and by going to the gym you are ensuring this movement. Eating right also puts you on track and if you are working out and eating right you will surely soon see your hard work. NoIt doesn't matter what you wear to the gym as long as you are there your making progress. It is important however to stay motivated because in order to get anything out of the gym you have to participate and in doing so wearing a cute gym out fit will only make this better.


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