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Your major helps you develop knowledge, skills and abilities that employers seek.

To identify additional skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, consider using the reflection worksheets (accessible via B.hired > Resources) and/or Type Focus (accessible via B.hired > Resources).

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Internships

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Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to search internships by major.

Economics

Overview
First Destination Data
Alumni Career Paths
Skills, Abilities & Knowledge
Internships
What to do with a degree in Economics
Sample of Occupations
Economics Web Sites

Overview 

The Department of Economics stresses analytic and quantitative approaches to the study of human choice and economic behavior, the functioning of the economic system, and specific subject areas and economic issues. Students develop analytic and quantitative skills in the economics major that are useful not only for economics but for other subjects as well. Resources on the Economics department Web site include the department newsletter and listings of upcoming economics conferences.

The major in economics provides background for many positions in business and government. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees in economics and others enroll in professional schools of business, law, public policy, and other fields.

First Destination Data

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. Click here to download a sortable excel spreadsheet listing the first destination graduate programs and employment opportunities that Economics alumni from the classes of 2008-2012 secured within six months of graduation.

The diverse list is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Economics major at Brandeis.

Economics Alumni

The Hiatt Center is pleased to provide a list of organizations, titles and fields of alumni who majored in your discipline. The list represents a wide array of professions which is indicative of the wealth of transferable skills students cultivate as an Economics major at Brandeis.

Year Company Title
Industry
2000 Citigroup Associate Finance and Banking

2000

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Medical Oncology Research

Scientific Research

2003

BearingPoint, Inc.

Consultant

Government

2001

NYU Medical Center

Assistant Director of Special Events

Non-Profit

2001

Standards & Poor

Ratings Specialist

Finance and Banking

2002

Aquent Financial Services

Underwriter

Finance and Banking

2002

U.S. Department of Labor

Investigator

Government

2003

The Advisory Board Company

Senior Analyst

Health

2003

Chawla Techno Construct

Project Manager

Engineering

2004

MSHC Partners

Assistant Analyst

Media and Entertainment

2005

Church and Dwight

Category Manager

Consumer and Industry Products

2005

MediaVest

Assistant Media Planner

Advertising and Marketing

2006

NYC Department of Education

Teacher

Education – PreK-12

2006

Genworth Financial

Investments Compliance Associate

Finance and Banking

2006

Capgemini

Consultant

Consulting

2007

Michael Page International

Recruitment Consultant

Human Resources and Recruiting

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge

Your program of study at Brandeis University provides both field-specific knowledge and a broad range of transferable skills, abilities and knowledge that are sought after by all employers in all fields and enhance your experience and success and the world of work. To identify the skills and abilities you have developed through your coursework, activities and work, take TypeFocus.

Internships

In addition to you coursework, internships can be extremely beneficial as you develop academic and professional skills.  The Brandeis Internship Exchange is an easy and convenient online tool for you to find and share real internship opportunities.  Just log on with your UNET ID and use the advanced search to identify Economics majors' internships.

What to Do with a Degree in Economics (.pdf)


Sample of Possible Occupations

Economics Web Sites