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Business, Economics, and Entrepreneurism

As with exploring career opportunities in any field, research is essential. You might want to try the following links to find information about industries; market trends; and jobs and internships. is an online recruiting site for current college students, recent grads, and recent alums, listing full-time jobs and internships. AfterCollege was started in October 1996 by two students at Stanford University. sponsored by the Wall Street Journal offers job and internship listings, along with helpful advice and articles on current trends in the world of business.

The Entrepreneurial Center University of Hartford organization offers workshops and training programs for folks interested in small business development, from “Is self-employment for me?” to developing a business plan and seeking sources of capital. is a grassroots, interactive community by, for, and about women. It encourages information sharing among women and mobilization around political issues. promotes women's business development, supports women-friendly organizations, expands civic participation, and encourages women's self-sufficiency. was launched in December 1995 by a group of women in the fields of law, television, activism, journalism, music, marketing, and communications.

Hoovers Online provides products and services that help businesspeople get their jobs done faster and better. The site includes a business information database, newsletters, and other business tools. Access profiles, in-depth financials, full lists of key people and competitors, competitive analysis, advanced searching, downloadable contact information, and more.

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Provides free one-to-one services focusing on business growth and strategies; and financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing, and operational analysis. In addition, low cost educational training programs target the needs of small business.

Small Business Information on starting a business and entrepreneurial issues from The Wall Street Journal.

Small Business Administration A comprehensive resource for start-up and existing small businesses offered by an independent agency of the federal government.

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) was founded in 1963. The SEO Career Program provides college undergraduates of color orientation, training, coaching, and substantive internships in some of the most exciting and competitive fields worldwide. What begins as a 10-week summer internship for students of color to gain industry experience turns into a lifelong networking opportunity and a resource base for its alums throughout every step of their professional growth. Once a student joins SEO, s/he becomes a member of a global network of more than 3,000 alums in 35 countries and 43 states supporting each other professionally. Contact CORC Director Carin Rank,, extension 5385, for more information.

Spotlight on Careers: Entrepreneurship The site provides details about starting a business, entrepreneruial opportunities, funding a small business, setting up a home office, online help, and entrepreneurial internships. Find links to resources such as the U.S. Small Business Association, the Wall Street Start-Up Journal, and more. Also provides a self-assessment tool to determine individual suitability for a career in entrepreneurship; information on intellectual property rights; online business courses and training; and how to write a business plan, including links to sample plans, franchising, financing, investment, and acquisition.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Large companies, small businesses, trade associations, Fortune 500, chambers. is a destination for insider company information, advice, and career management services. Vault's unique career content and services include:

  • Information on over 3,000 companies and 70 industries.
  • A collection of company-specific message boards for employees.
  • An extensive free job board with hundreds of thousands of top job openings.
  • Detailed, targeted, and FREE e-newsletters.

The following Wall Street Journal Web sites

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