Career Options

A liberal arts degree in economics opens the door to careers in finance, banking, business, government and research. In addition, economics majors frequently enter graduate or MBA programs, and an economics major is a definite advantage in applying to law school. Recent Gettysburg College graduates in economics have compiled a record of excellence in career endeavors and post-graduate study.

Recent Gettysburg economics alumni hold a wide array of positions, including:  

  • Account executive, UUNET Technologies Inc.
  • Account manager, MBNA
  • Account manager, Philadelphia 76ers
  • Assistant treasurer, Commerzbank AG
  • Assistant vice president, Citi Group-Student Loan Corp.
  • Associate director for economic analysis, Center for Full Employment & Price Stability, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Associate editor, Loan Pricing Corporation
  • Associate vice president, debt reissues, Merrill Lynch
  • Associate, Charles River Associates
  • Attorney, Fitzpatrick, Reilly, Supple & Gaul, New Providence, N.J.
  • Attorney, Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Budget analyst, U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters
  • Commercial credit analyst, Commerce Bank
  • Cost analyst, EMBASil-Embalagens Siderurgicas Ltda, Brazil
  • Crime analyst, Hanover County (Va.) Sheriff 's Office
  • Defined benefits administrator, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Equity trader, Schonfeld Securities
  • Financial advisor, CMFC, American Express
  • Financial advisor, UBS PaineWebber Inc.
  • Financial analyst, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Financial analyst, Select Medical Corp.
  • Financial analyst, United Health Group
  • Financial planner, American Express Financial Advisors
  • Financial services specialist, State Farm
  • Fund accountant, Janus Capital Corp.
  • Home mortgage consultant, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • Human Resources, Villanova University
  • Internal auditor, Ernst & Young
  • Investment banker, Credit Suisse First Boston
  • Investment banking analyst, Salomon Smith Barney
  • Marketing assistant, Estee Lauder
  • Office manager, U.S. News and World Report
  • Production analyst, Merck-Medco
  • Research associate, American Bankers Association
  • Senior associate portfolio administrator, Scudder Kemper Investments
  • Senior consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Senior internal auditor, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Statistician, Seattle Times
  • Teacher, West Center City Early Learning Center, Wilmington, Del.
  • Trust accountant, Fidelity Investments

 

 

For information on careers, graduate school and other paths for economics majors, visit Gettysburg College's Center for Career Development. In addition, check out the Economics Careers section of the American Economics Association (AEA) website.

Graduate School

Recent Gettysburg economics graduate are studying -- or have earned degrees -- at institutions including:

  • American University law program
  • Columbia University, Ph.D. program in economics
  • Cornell University
  • DePaul University
  • Dickinson School of Law
  • George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs
  • Georgetown University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northwestern University, Ph.D. program in economics
  • Princeton University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • University of California Graduate School of Management
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin, MBA program