Big Company, Small Company, Or Your Own Business: Where Do You See Yourself Working?

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There are more options now than ever when it comes to hatching your career. Besides deciding which industry you want to get into, and which job in that field, there’s also figuring out which workplace environment is best for your career path. With the growing number of startups and boutique companies, big players aren’t the only ones vying for new grads’ employment anymore. On top of that, lots of ambitious students and new grads have been bitten by the entrepreneurship bug, dreaming of running their own businesses (and becoming the employers themselves).

We were curious about where students saw themselves in the short and long-term, so we took to Twitter with our Question of the Day: Do you see yourself running your own business, working for a large company, or something in between?

Here’s what you had to say:

Question of the Day: Do you see yourself running your own business, working for a large company, or something in…

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@TalentEgg Running own business: too risky; large company: too impersonal; small/medium company: know everyone, more of a family vibe- idealSamantha Simpson
@ssimpson3 @TalentEgg definitely agree with you. I mean its the second place after our homes where we spend the most time.mea
@noblegangster @TalentEgg exactly.. and it can be awkward to walk into work and not even know your colleagues or say hiSamantha Simpson
@TalentEgg my ownLina Chaker
@TalentEgg Short term a med. sized boutique company, long term… on my own. Want to have the experience first.Jessica Avery
@TalentEgg working for a large company is better for me becase i m not workholic anymorewoo
@TalentEgg yes in the future! :)Sara Mansoor
@TalentEgg Definitely a large company to start b/c the network & industry exposure is unparalleled. Also want to gain int’l experience.Cindy Li
@2eetcindyli @TalentEgg And very important to understand working for/with employers and colleagues before becoming an employer.Jane Man
@TalentEgg YES. Rich, famous, demanding, and a capitalist!Yellowbionicboy

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