AT&T studied the college backgrounds of employees who, after
twenty years, had advanced to senior management positions. They
found that 43% of the liberal arts graduates advanced to senior
management, compared to 34% of the business school graduates
and 28% of the engineering graduates. The president of AT&T,
Charles Brown, offered an explanation: "The humanities and
social science majors were most suitable to change -- the leading
feature of this kind of high-speed, high pressure, high-tech
world we now occupy."
Is law school in your future? Scott Turow in his book
One L espouses the importance of training in economics for
the study and practice of law. He states that top programs,
such as Harvard, not only put a greater weight on applicants
with economics backgrounds, but such programs consider economic
training as essential to the field of law.
Would you aspire to be a stock broker or a banker? Mark Denner,
B.A., Economics & Political Science works as a representative
for Dun & Bradstreet. He travels all over the world, including
Barcelona and Hong Kong. He attributes his placement in this
position and his success with the firm to his training from
IU, particularly the analytical tools he aquired studying economics.
Does teaching, journalism or consulting interest you? An
academic background in economics would greatly enhance your
maketability in these fields.
Did you know that the United States Foreign Services is actively
recruiting economics majors. The analytical skills they have
acquired are in great demand.
Did you know that The average starting salary for economics
majors is over $41,333. Opportunities for our majors are vast.
The study of economics, by teaching and strengthening your analytical
skills, prepares you for many walks of life. The College of
Arts and Sciences, through the Career Development Center, offers
a placement course which focuses on resume writing, interview
skills, and how best to choose the right career. If you are
interested in seeking a business related job, the Business Placement
Office is also available for economics students. See the Academic
Advisor in Economics for more information.