As a student of economics, you may work as a research assistant to a professor, participate in a departmental lecture series or extend your learning through College-funded internships and study away.
After graduation, our economics majors are in high demand in consulting firms, private banking and finance, government and the entities that advise them, and in the non-profit sector working for organizations involved in environmental and social justice. Many economics majors also continue their education in graduate programs in business, finance, economics, public policy and law. As evidence of the high quality of Connecticut College graduates, recruiters come regularly to the campus to interview our students.
Some recent alumni success stories:
- Arik De '00, a Carey Fellow in Governmental Finance, New York State Office of the Budget, earned a master's degree in public policy at the University of Chicago and worked as a research associate at the International Monetary Fund. He was a scholar in the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA).
- Barbara Silk '05, a sales analyst for Boston Beer Co., the maker of Samuel Adams products, works on performance monitoring, market research and ad hoc projects for both the sales force and corporate office. She minored in Hispanic studies and previously worked as an analyst for CRA International, an economic consulting firm in Boston.
- Christopher Chand '06, an economist & research coordinator at the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center in Mount Kisco, New York, studied Japanese and was named a Winthrop Scholar, the College’s highest academic recognition.
A video from the American Economic Association.
Much more than finance, banking, business and government, a degree in economics is useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. Four diverse individuals offer their insights on how a background in economics can be a tool for solving very human problems.