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Economics


What Can I Do With A Major In Economics?

Economists research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to aid in the solution of economic problems arising from the production and distribution of goods and services. Economic analysis is applied throughout society, in business, finance and government, but also in crime, education, the family, health, law, politics, religion, social institutions, war, and science

Majors in economics acquire the breadth of liberal arts study plus the analytical and quantitative skills of economic theory. Anyone who intends to pursue a career in business, law, politics, public administration, finance, and the like, will benefit from courses in economics. In general, economics majors are in demand by employers in need of individuals who can be trained easily to perform specific tasks. A background in economics is also particularly beneficial for those pursuing an MBA degree.

Economics majors also may specialize in Operations Research, a highly quantitative approach to decision-making in business, industry, and government.

Visit CCSU’s Economics Department webpage here.


Sample of Related Occupations

Actuary

Appraiser/Assessor

Auditor

Bank Officer

Controller

Credit and Loan Officer

Economist

Financial Planner

Business Journalist

Insurance Agent

Internal Revenue Agent

Market Research Analyst

Real Estate Agent

Sales Manager 

Sales Representative

Securities & Commodities Trader

Statistician 

Stock Broker 

Tax Preparer

Technical Writer

Urban Planner

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.


Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Economic Association

American Society of Health Economics

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

Association for Social Economics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page

A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Budget

Connecticut General Assembly

The Economic Report of the President

Financial Career Zone

Global Financial Database

International Economic Development Council

National Association for Business Economics

National Economists Club


Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Economics majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for economics majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.

Aetna, Inc. - IT Leadership Development Program

ARCADIS - Capital Projects Assistant, Construction Audit Associate

Barnum Financial Group - Financial Planner

CGI - Business Analyst, Programmer Analyst

CIGNA - Health Data Specialist Internship

Connecticut Technology Council - Innovation Fellow

Enterprise Holdings - Management Trainee

First Investors Corporation - Financial Services Representative

Genworth Financial Agency, Inc. - Career Agent

Great American Senior Benefits - Financial Representative

Hamilton Sundstrand - Accounting/Finance Co-op, Contracts Management Co-op, Decision Support Analyst Co-op

LIMRA International - Assistant/Associate Analyst

MetLife Financial Services - Annuity Customer Service Representative

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Financial Representative Internship

Sovereign Bank - Financial Analyst

Stanley Access Technologies - Credit Analyst

Symmetry Partners - Financial Services Internship

The Hartford - Technology Leadership Development Program Internship, Auto Physical Damage Claim Handler

The New York City Office of Management & Budget - Summer Internship

Towers Watson - Actuarial Internship

Travelers - Product Pricing Development Program, Insurance Operations Leadership Development Summer Internship, Financial Management Leadership Development Summer Internship, Business Intelligence Internship, Financial Analyst

United Technologies Corporation - Operations Analyst Co-op

Visual Technologies, Inc. - Business Analyst Internship

XL Capital - Assistant Business Analyst

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