Economics

Overview

Economics is the study of how societies produce and exchange goods and services to satisfy material needs. Economists analyze the process of economic growth and identify policies that contribute to economic stability and progress. Students examine the sources of economic growth–how societies produce more of what they need. The major in economics is a good foundation for graduate studies in advanced economics, public policy, law, or business.

Department Website

Department of Economics

Job Titles

Acquisitions Analyst Human Resources Administrator
Actuary* Internal Revenue Officer
Auditor Investment Analyst
Bank Examiner Lawyer*
Budget Analyst Legislator*
Chamber of Commerce Analyst Management Consultant
Civil Rights Analyst Market Risk Analyst
Claims Investigator Modeling Analyst
Client Service Analyst Paralegal
Commodity Trader Policy Analyst*
Consumer Loan officer Professor*
Contract Specialists Quantitative Analyst
Cost Analyst Real Estate Agent*
Data Analytics Consultant Research Assistant
Economist* Stock Broker
Equity Trader Teacher*
Financial Analyst Transportation Industrial Analyst
Foreign Service Officer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on HuskyCareerLink; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.

Adam Dash and Associates Asset International
Alphatech, Inc. Baya Soft
American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Bloomberg LP

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.

Communications/Media Publishing
Finance/Banking Research
Legal Services
Non Profit

Internships

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

Economics Initiative Intern
Operations Intern
Public Affairs Intern
Finance Intern

Use HuskyCareerLink, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings. 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

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Careers In Public Administration
Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations

Websites for Job Search 

Campus Organizations & Activities

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Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups