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7 Courses That Will Help Your Career

By JLP | April 26, 2010

I came across this article this morning: 7 Courses That Will Help You in the Real World

This is no-brainer stuff:

• Accounting – this was my favorite class in high school (not so much in college when I had a teacher I could barely understand).

• Technology – if you’re not familiar with technology, what have you been doing?

• Public Speaking – consider joining Toastmasters.

• Writing – one thing facebook has shown me is that that lots of people do not know how to write.

• Marketing – one of the more interesting classes I took in college.

• Sales – we’re all salespeople.

• Management – another of my favorite courses in college. Fortunately, there are TONS of excellent management books available. I recommend reading 2 or 3 management books a year.

Basically, it’s a general business degree.

Topics: Careers | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “7 Courses That Will Help Your Career”

  1. Stephan Says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    You are right, this is basically a general business degree that I just completed. The only class i didnt take was public speaking, and honestly, I probably should have to improve my speaking skills in a business setting.

  2. Stacey Says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    A financial planning course would be my recommendation or at lease a finance course that would explain present value, future value, etc.

  3. Stacey Says:
    April 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Meant ‘leasT’–I can’t type anymore…

  4. Don Says:
    April 27th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    How about a few references for those excellent management books? I could put in a little summer study.

  5. Smarter Spend Says:
    April 29th, 2010 at 4:01 am

    I definitely agree with public speaking and writing. If you don’t know how to communicate, no matter how bright you are, you will come off unprepared. Same with writing, which is a key to success in any career.

  6. Corner Cabinet  Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 1:21 am

    i am also afraid to stand in front of the crowd and public speaking really cracks me up`*;