A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for economics majors.

First Jobs

  • Investment banking analyst, VU Venture Partners, New York
  • Research assistant, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Technology investment banking analyst, UBS Warburg, San Francisco
  • Associate, International Business Strategy Group, Arthur Andersen LLP, Boston
  • Analyst, State Street Global Advisors, Boston
  • Financial advisor, Morgan Stanley, Salt Lake City
  • Trader and financial engineer, Goldman Sachs, Chicago
  • Legal assistant, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, Washington
  • Purchasing manager, Procter and Gamble
  • Research and reporting, Global Securities Lending, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Proprietary trader, Lynx Capital Partners, Assent LLC, New York
  • Business and operations analyst, JPMorgan, New York
  • Financial analyst, Wells Fargo, Palo Alto, California
  • Consultant, Protiviti's Model Risk Team, New York
  • Account executive, Ticketing for Phoenix Suns, Phoenix
  • Research assistant, Keybridge LLC, Washington
  • Account executive, Yelp, Chicago
  • Client services analyst, BlackRock, New York
  • Commodity analyst, Grenscape, Boston
  • Operations analyst development, JPMorgan, Columbus, Ohio
  • Aladdin client services analyst, BlackRock, New York
  • Institutional equities trader, FBR Capital Markets, Washington
  • Intern, Bloomberg News, New York
  • Business analyst, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Finance executive development program, Macy's Corporate, New York
  • Risk analyst, Aon Catastrophe, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Senior analyst, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, Columbus
  • Fulbright scholar, Malaysia
  • Analyst, Precision Xtract, Boston
  • Financial advisor, Northwestern Mutual, Pittsburgh
  • Morningstar development program, Chicago
  • Macy's executive development program
  • Intern, NCAA post-graduate program, Indianapolis
  • Public policy analyst, Venable LLP, Washington
  • Associate, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Santa Monica, California

Careers

  • Attorney, Johnson & Johnson
  • Senior vice president, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Vice president, Marketing Operations, Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Senior vice president of corporate banking, PNC Bank
  • Federal appeals court judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit
  • Foreign service officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Orthopedic surgeon, Cleveland Clinic
  •  Vice president marketing, McDonald's Corporation
  • Wealth planning strategist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barne
  • Senior managing director, Blackstone Group, New York
  • Operations analyst, World Bank
  • Branch chief, IT Services, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration