Economics - From Classroom to Career Sophomore Year
Use your faculty advisor and peer advising to choose the best courses, given your interest. Be prepared for your annual meetings.
What happens after Fairfield? What would be your "dream job" - and how do you get there? Talk to your faculty advisor and other mentors: How can you use your remaining time at Fairfield to prepare for it?
As you start courses in your major, 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.
Talk to your faculty advisor and start planning now for potential internships. Think about "trying out" a career, gaining work experience, marketable skills, potential mentors, and creating a competitive edge. Look for potential matches between an internship and your career. Recent graduates have interned at such companies as People's United Bank, Southwest Connecticut Agency on Aging, Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney, and the Chamber of Commerce
Take a look at resources available for success in your Econ classes.
Line Up References
Start to look for 3+ professors in Economics and elsewhere who might serve as professional references for you. Discuss your future plans with them and ask for guidance. Stay in touch with them so they can speak about your successes in an informed way.
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Fairfield is a member of 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.
Qualified economics students participate in the Honors Program at Fairfield University. For students with an exceptional academic record of achievement, there is the opportunity to be elected to the country's premier honor society, Phi Beta Kappa.
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.