Marketing Careers and Internships

Career Opportunities

More than a third of all careers are marketing related, so majoring or minoring in marketing provides a wide variety of career opportunities. Since positions in marketing provide broad experience in understanding products and consumers, they are often a pathway to the highest levels of an organization. More than half of executives in senior leadership positions have a marketing background.

Common Marketing Careers

Brand/Product Management
Marketing Management
Customer Service/Relations
Marketing Research
Distribution/Logistics Management
Professional Sales
Sales Management
Global Marketing
Promotion/Public Relations
Market Analysis

Recent WSU graduates have accepted positions such as:

  • Merchandise Planner at Target Corporation
  • Underwriter Trainee at Federated Insurance Company
  • Transportation Sales at CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
  • Executive Manager at Menards
  • Financial Associate at Thrivent Financial
  • Product Manager at Fastenal Corporation


Internships provide you real-world experience while you earn credit toward your degree at the same time.Recent examples of internships include positions at:

  • Sears
  • Target Corp.
  • Daktronics Inc.
  • Steven Hawks Winery
  • Fastenal Co.
  • Mercer Transportation Co.
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Winona Red Cross

Marketing graduates in caps and gowns
Quick Facts

93% Placement rate for marketing grads within one year

Average U.S. starting salary offer: $43,325
National Association of Colleges and Employers

$108,580 Marketing manager mean income
$97,260 Sales manager mean income
$61,070 Research analyst mean income
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Marketing and sales managers ranked among Minnesotasfastest growing careers

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