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Select your college degree below to view the best career areas for recent college graduates to begin their Target career:

take the first step in your career path with Target

Whatever your background, there’s a career opportunity waiting for you here.

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business analyst : expand panel

As a Business Analyst, you’ll apply your analytical skills to distribute product to all Target stores, or support our online business at You’ll analyze sales trends, forecast with manufacturers, negotiate inventory levels and more. It’s like running your own multi-million dollar business in your first year.

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finance and accounting development program : expand panel

In the finance and accounting development program, you’ll deliver company-wide planning, forecasting and reporting to ensure that all opportunities are properly analyzed and aligned with Target financial plans. You’ll also play an active role in developing long-range goals and business strategies.

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distribution center group leader : expand panel

As a Group Leader, you’ll ensure maximum productivity from your team, and find ways to increase efficiency and quality while maintaining a safe workplace. You’ll develop your leadership skills by helping team members get the job done right.

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marketing : expand panel

As a Marketing team member you’ll apply your marketing, analytical and communication skills to a variety of Marketing initiatives and projects. Shape one of the world’s strongest brands by developing innovative, eye catching campaigns that increase brand awareness, solidify guest loyalty and, ultimately, drive sales. Our goal is to build Marketers who are the “Best in Class”.

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product design and development : expand panel

In Product Design and Development you’ll develop big ideas, graphic concepts and technical designs that achieve overall product strategy, quality and financial objectives. You’ll work with a team to create profitable, exclusive merchandise for one of the nation’s most-respected retailers.

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store executive team leader : expand panel

As an Executive Team Leader you’ll use your business, leadership and people skills to inspire exceptional levels of performance while maximizing sales and profits for Target stores. You’ll focus on creating a collaborative, fun and engaging environment that delivers a consistent Target brand experience for team members and guests.

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software engineering program : expand panel

In the Software Engineering Program, you will collaborate with the brightest technical minds in building futuristic products, researching groundbreaking concepts and influencing new ideas to transform retail. If you want to make meaningful contributions and reinvent the retail space that will impact millions of Target guests, this may be right for you.

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leadership & career development starts here: world-class internships

Want an opportunity to gain relevant business experience while working with an innovative and industry-leading retailer? We offer Store Executive, Distribution, Headquarters Undergraduate and Headquarters Graduate internship opportunities. You’ll gain invaluable on-the-job experience, career development and leadership opportunities while getting an introduction to our collaborative, fun and engaging culture.

Skills we look for:

  • Action-oriented leadership
  • Relationship-building aptitude
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Problem analysis, decision making and analytical capabilities
  • Diverse background, experiences and skill sets

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Experience is the Best Teacher

Author Paulo Coelho said, “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” In the world we live in today, opportunities for college students to get quality work experience before graduation are few and far between. Luckily for me, the Target internship landed in my lap without my ever realizing how truly valuable it would be […]

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Over the past two years, I have learned more than I can possibly put into words. I have learned the critical business analyst tasks—how to forecast ads, troubleshoot instocks, and write purchase orders—but I have also learned how to carry myself professionally, communicate effectively, and create a work/life balance. The business analyst role has truly […]

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