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.
|Acquisitions Analyst||Human Resources Administrator|
|Actuary*||Internal Revenue Officer|
|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|
|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.
This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; 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|
This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.
Economics Initiative Intern
Public Affairs Intern
The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Federal Jobs by College Major
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- O*NET OnLine
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
Career Development Videos
Ace the Case
Building An International Career
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Careers In Public Administration
Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
- Entrepreneurs/Innovators Club
- Finance and Investment club
- NU Huntington Management Consulting
- Smart Woman Securities
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
- Association for Social Economics
- National Association for Business Economics
- National Economic Association
- International Economic Development Council
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.
- Banking Careers
- Finance Club
- Global Health Economics Network
- Northeastern University Career Development
- Northeastern University International Students and Alumni Networking Group
- sheLEADS at Northeastern
- US Government Connections