So What Can You Do With Your Economics Degree?
As a university student, one of the most intimidating questions that you can be asked is
“What are you planning on doing with your degree after convocation?” If you’re the type of
person who doesn’t necessarily plan ahead, you’re probably thinking that you have no idea
and are just trying to get through your Intermediate Economic Theory Courses. If you are
the planning type, you may have some general ideas of common career options you have
already heard of such as consulting, government economists, and statisticians. You might
even plan to go further with your education by applying for law school or an MBA program.
Either way, it’s important to know that as a student studying economics, you are a very
good candidate for many jobs.
You have learned how important parts of the world
(businesses, industries, governments) function and are prepared to analyze them. You
inherently have a strong mathematical background, as well as a strong analytical and
evaluative background. You are already prepared to do multiple jobs even outside of your
degree area having built those skills through various Econ classes you have taken.
However, the question still stands: What can you do with your economics degree?
Well, that is what this blog is for! We want to explore multiple paths, gain perspective from
different levels of areas and keep you as well informed as possible. This will be a biweekly
blog with every post focusing on a different area to consider within Economics and beyond.
As any good blog goes, we want to know where your interests lie, we want your feedback!
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anything you would like us to post about. Cheers!