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Career Paths of Economics Majors

Economics majors pursue diverse career paths.  During the fall of 2003, 2004 and 2005, the Economics Department surveyed Rose Hill economics majors from the classes of 1960 through 2005.  For this sample, approximately 55 percent had continued their education at some point in their lives.  Twenty-one percent had attended law school and sixteen percent had completed an MBA.  The 2006 "Alumni Directory: Undergraduate Program in Economics" is available from Prof. Leighton, the Associate Chair,  for students to peruse.  There is also a folder, which students may borrow, that lists alumni willing to speak with students about career paths.

Recent graduates have sent letters back to the department describing their new jobs.  Click here  to view three letters.

Listed below is a sampling of Economics majors' current employer, bases on our surveys. 

Academic Entrepreneurship
Brandeis University Altpower Inc.
East Irondequoit Central Schools H.P. Mile, Inc.
Fordham University  New Millennium Limousines
Loyola University Primary Financial Group, L.L.C.
Morris Catholic High School 
SUNY Buffalo
The Alpha Program at I.S.S.2
University of Rhode Island

Corporate Business Financial and Consulting Services
Anheuser Busch ABN AMRO Bank
AT&T Addison Financial Search
Automatic Data Processing (ADP) AIG
Avnet Electronics Marketing Alliance Capital
BARD Access Systems Allstate Insurance
BKP American Skandia Life Assurance 
Bloomingdales Aon Risk Services, Inc
BMW Motorrad  USA  Banca Nazionale Del Lavoro
BPI Reprographics NYC Barclays
Cadbury Schweppes Bear Sterns
Caribbean Produce Exchange, Inc Blackroad Financial Management
CBS Bloomberg LP
Daily Express,Inc BNP Paribas
ECO & Sons Inc./DBA BNY Mortgage Company LLC
Eddie Bauer Bowne & Co., Inc
H. Galow Co., Inc. Brookwood Financial Partners, LP
Hamilton   Sundstrand BTM Capital Corporation
IBM Cantor Fitzgerald/eSpeed
Jones Lang Lasalle Cap Gemini Ernst and
Macy's Carret & Company
Mainzer Minton Co., Inc. Ceteris Group
Newsweek Chapdelaine Corporate Securities, Inc.
Online Technology, Inc Citigroup
Oracle Corporation Citigroup GlobalMarkets
Pan Am Sat Corporation Credit Suisse Asset Management
Panduit Credit Suisse First  Boston
Pepsi  USA Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Pfizer Deutsche Bank
Strategic Resources Corporation Fidelity Investment
TrimSpa Financial Informations, Inc.
University Sports FWCook & Co
Ziff Davis Media, Inc. GFI Group

Goldman Sachs & Co
Law Honeywell International
Bondy & Schloss, LLP JP Morgan Fleming Asset
Coudert Brothers, LLP JPMorgan Securities
Crawath Swaine and Moore, LLC JPMorgan Chase
Davis  Polk and Wardwell Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Davoli & Vesnaver Knight Trading Group
Dechert, LLP Liberty Mutual Insurance Group
Fabiani & Cohen, LLP Lincoln National Corporation
Goldstein, Goldstein, Rikon, Gottlieb, Pc. Lloyd's of London
Golub & Golub, LLP Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP MBIA Insurance Corporation
Heidel, Pittoni, Murphy and Bach Merrill Lynch
Hewitt Associates Moody's
Kahn Kahn & Scutieri Morgan Stanley
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum Natexis Bleichroeder, Inc.
Law Office of Donald J. Feerick, Jr Network Financial
Michael E. Sawicky, P.L.L.C New England  Financial
Mika Meyers Beckett and Jones, PLC Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Milman & Heidecher Law Firm NY Life Insurance
Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP Ore Hill Partners, LLC
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP POM Recoveries, Inc.
Pavia & Harcourt, LP Price Waterhouse Coopers
Pennie & Edmonds, Raymond James & Associates
Proskaver Rose, LLP Reed & Associates
Russo Keane & Toner, LLP Royal Alliance Associates Inc.
Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP Sanford  Bernstein

SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc.
Health Smith Barney
Little PPMD-Upstate Pediatric Urology State Farm Insurance
Montefiore   Medical Center TD Securities (USA ), Inc.
Private Practice TD Waterhouse
Saint Anne Villa The Bank of  New York
The Hebrew Home for the Aged TIAA-CREF

Transmarket Group LLC
Various U.S.  Trust/ Charles Schwab
CBS News UBS Global Asset Management
Jesuit Volunteer USI
National Shooting Sports Foundation Wachovia Securities
Peace Corps Self Employed
The History Channel

Financial Rewards
Economic majors in the US do well financially.  Data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that men, aged 35-44, with a bachelor's degree (any major) earned $43,199 on average in 1993.  Similar men who majored in economics earned $49,377.  Women aged 35-44 with a bachelor's degree earned $32,155 on average in 1993, while those who majored in economics earned $49,170.  Economics is the only major in which there is gender equality in earnings in midlife.  Click here to view an Excel chart comparing the earnings of men and women by major.


Prof. Mary C. Burke
Associate Chair, Rose Hill
Dealy E508
Prof. Clive Daniel
Associate Chair, Lincoln Center
Lowenstein 924G

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