Economics - From Classroom to Career Freshman Year


cas_flag_freshmanAcademic Advising

Use your academic advisor and the peer advising program to explore Economics and other potential majors, minors, programs and courses, given your interest. What core courses fit best with your career goals? Work them into your schedule. Think about pursuing the more analytical; BS track, or the BA track which can lead to careers at NGOs.

An economics degree from Fairfield University provides the conceptual and analytical skills to make educated decisions in the future. It becomes a way of life, not just a concentration in college, and I often find myself applying concepts I've learned to my everyday life. Overall, economics provides the ultimate flexibility when it comes to job opportunity, because having a key understanding of U.S. and foreign economics makes you a valuable asset to your employer. My advice? If you like business and want the consideration of the social aspects that influence it, this is the degree to get. 

Robert Antonelos; Economics

What To Do With an Economics Degree

ctc_econ_fresh_2Do some Internet research at sites like CareerRookie.

Dream Job
What is your "dream job" after graduation? What are you passionate about? Talk to your faculty advisor and other mentors. As an Economics major, how can you use your time at Fairfield to prepare for it through class work, internships, volunteer activities, summer jobs, leadership positions with clubs and organizations, and other relevant out of class experiences.

You see your work in a broader context. Economics is the efficient allocation of scarce resources. If you're trying to make sure that everyone has access to the world's resources, then you're practicing sound economics - and promoting social justice.

- Mark Maestranzi '03; Economics; Bloomberg, NY

 


ctc_econ_fresh_3Economics Club

Come and talk to students with your interests. Hear from successful alums, talk to professors, and get some career advice. See the Department Chair for details.

Student Resources
Take a look at resources available for success in your Econ classes.


ctc_econ_fresh_1Economics - Student Spotlight

Robert Antonelos
Major: Economics

"An economics degree from Fairfield University provides the conceptual and analytical skills to make educated decisions in the future. It becomes a way of life, not just a concentration in college, and I often find myself applying concepts I've learned to my everyday life. Overall, economics provides the ultimate flexibility when it comes to job opportunity, because having a key understanding of U.S. and foreign economics makes you a valuable asset to your employer. My advice? If you like business and want the consideration of the social aspects that influence it, this is the degree to get."

Honor Society
Fairfield University hosts a chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society for economists. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding achievement in the study of economics. Working with the Economics Club, ODE also supports on-campus activities that engage the community in conversations about important economic topics and trends, both in the academy and in the national and global marketplace. ODE membership is open to any student who is an economics major or minor, who has completed 12 credits in economics with a B average, and who has a B average overall. Students in ODE receive a certificate of membership, lifetime membership in the organization, and a one-year subscription to society's publication,The American Economist. Fairfield's economics department also awards honor cords at graduation to each member.


That's just the start. Take a look at this career information from other University offices that we think is also valuable to Economics majors.

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Economics career activities by class year

Freshman Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year