Programs & Courses

Career Strategies

•    Most economics positions in the private sector require at least a master's degree
•    Economists can specialize in industries such as healthcare, transportation, insurance,
     government or business
•    Develop quantitative, analytical and computer skills.
•    Take courses in finance, statistics, computer science, business and political science.
•    Gain experience working with data; be able to explain to others
•    Learn to solve problems, write reports, create charts and graphs

•    Economists
•    Market Research Analysts
•    Budget Analysts
•    Financial Analysts
•    Actuaries
•    Health Care Managers


•     Treat school like a job: attend, be on time, complete assignments, etc.
•     Attend programs and activities sponsored by the Social Sciences Area of Study and related
      Areas of Study.
•     Secure strong faculty recommendations; consider finding a mentor in your career area of
•     Consider on-campus employment as a means to build your skills and your network of contacts.
•     Participate in leadership programs like the Leadership Challenge, Advanced Leadership
      Challenge or special leadership events and workshops on campus.
•     Attend the Career Development Center's workshops on resume, social media and branding.
•     Develop your resume and online presence via LinkedIn, Facebook, Weebly, etc.
•     Seek experience through part-time, summer or internship positions in an environment related
      to your program of study.
•     Actively participate in student organizations to develop leadership skills.  Learn to work
      well within in a team.
•     Conduct informational interviews and job shadow with professionals in fields of interest to
      learn more about opportunities.
•     Cultivate multicultural exposure by participating in campus diversity events.
•     Participate in service-learning events through classes or one-day volunteer programs (e.g.
      Cold Weather Shelter, Westminster Clean-up, Fairhaven, etc.).
•     Take classes in communication and public speaking (e.g. Introduction to Speech Communication
      SPCH-101, Advanced Public Speaking SPCH-201, etc.).