Economics - Career Pathways

Economics

What is Economics?

Economics provides an understanding of how economic systems function and offers insight into the nature of real-world economic events and issues. Students develop a clear, logical, analytical, and rigorous way of thinking.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with an Economics Degree?

A degree in Economics qualifies students for careers in business, finance, computer applications, public administration, nonprofits, and a variety of other industries. Economics also teaches marketable skills and prepares students for further study, including M.B.A. programs and law school.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Accountant
Actuary
Auditor
Budget Analyst
Corporate Sales Manager
Cost Estimator
Director of Financial Services
Economist
Executive Director
Financial Analyst
Financial Manager
Investment Consultant
Lawyer
Market Research Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Payroll Specialist
Professor
Survey Researcher

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers, including economics graduates of Fredonia. 

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Networking

Major-specific activities and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Omicron Delta Epsilon or the Economics Honor Society.

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Economics Department’s news and events through the department webpage.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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