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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Economics



Economics studies how individuals and groups choose among resources available to meet their needs. It explores how decisions are made regarding available resources, as well as analyzes problems that develop when making choices and policy issues that affect economic decisions. Areas of study include Micro and Macroeconomics, International Economics, Money and Banking, Labor Markets, Cost Benefit Analysis, and Economic History and Theory.

Economics graduates pursue careers in business, education, government, and the Nonprofit sector, and some pursue advanced degrees. Future career options may be determined not so much by the choice of the Economics major, but by your interests, skills, values, and types of work experiences acquired during college. Regardless of your career aspirations, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work experience, good grades, advanced coursework, and involvement in campus activities. Many careers do not require a specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills, accomplishments, and related work experience while in school.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Actuary FBI/CIA Agent Market Research Analyst
Bank Financial Analyst Marketing/Sales Manager
Bank Examiner Financial Planner Mortgage Loan Officer
Bank Reserach Analyst Financial Researcher Product Manager
Benefits Administrator Health Policy Planner Project Coordinator
Claims Examiner Human Resource Administrator Property Manager
Collections Agent Insurance Agent Public Administrator
Commodities Analyst International Trade Specialist Purchasing Agent
Commodities Trader Investment Banker Real Estate Investor
Controller Investment Counselor Securities Broker
Cost Analyst Job Analyst Statistician
Credit Officer Job Developer Systems Analyst
Demographer Labor Relations Specialist Technical Writer
Economic Research Assistant Lawyer Underwriter
Economist Management Accountant .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Accounting Firms Economic Development Council Manufacturing Firms
Banks Economic Research Foundations Market research firms
Brokerage Houses Educational Institutions Personnel agencies
Business Journals / Publishers Import/Export Firms Pharmaceutical Companies
Chambers of Commerce Insurance Companies Retail Stores
Collection Agencies Investment Firms Telecommunications Firms
Consulting Firms Labor Unions .


Government Agencies
CIA/FBI Department of Transportation Federal Trade Commission
Commerce Dept. Department of the Treasury General Services Administration
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Environmental Protection Agency Int'l. Trade Administration
Consumer Product Safety Commission Farm Credit Administration Internal Revenue Service
Department of Agriculture Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Office of Personnel Management
Department of Labor Federal Reserve Bank Securities and Exchange Commission

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
AM Best Summer Intern-Credit Rating Criteria

AMMAC Inc. Summer Management Internship

AT&T Mananaged Internet Service Tier 1.5 Specialist

AT&T Managed Internet Service

Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. Marketing/Communications Intern

Armored Knight Global Strategy and Client Relations Intern

Associate Alumnae of Douglass College Information Analyst

Atelier Cologne Assistant Inventory Manager

Atlantic Records Remix and Promotion, A&R intern

Booz Allen Hamilton Commercial Health Consulting Intern

Borough of Lindenwold Intern

Bottega Veneta Finance Intern

Chanel, Inc Intern, Fashion After Sales

Charity Grow Sales and Marketing Intern

Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co. Brand Ambassador/Marketing Intern

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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Economics
Organization Job Title
Accenture Consulting Analyst

Bankers Trust Audit Management Trainee

Beneficial Data Processing Systems Programmer

CIT Group Sales Tax Analyst

Chemical Bank Assistant Auditor

Citi Operations Analyst

Citicorp Economic Research Assistant

Crum & Forster Claims Trainee

Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. Global Corporate Finance Analyst

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Economics
Bell Atlantic (MBA) Video Service Manager

Bristol Myers Squibb (MS Economics) Product Manager

American Stock Exchange Product Manager

Chase Manhattan Pricing Officer

Citibank (MBA) Senior Account Officer

Dow Jones (MA Journalism) News Writer

Equitable Life District Manager

First Fidelity Bank Service Manager

Fitch Investor Service Security Analyst

GM Senior Programmer Analyst

J & J Microprocessing Systems Analyst

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Boston University JD Law

Boston University PhD Economics

Duke University JD Law

George Washington University MA Int'l. Trade & Investment Policy

Johns Hopkins University MS Finance

Penn State University MD Medicine

Rutgers University MLER Labor and Employment Relations

Rutgers University MBA Accounting

Rutgers University MBA Economics

UMDNJ MD Medicine

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