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Those who enter the job market with a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in economics from UMSL frequently enjoy multiple offers because of the strength of their analytic and quantitative training. Economics provides a versatile set of skills that are highly valued by employers.
What do UMSL|Economics graduates do?
Recent Employers include...
Aspire Consulting, AT&T, BJC Health Care, Bloomberg, Boeing, Caterpillar, Centene Corporation, East-West Gateway, Econometrica, Energizer, Ernst & Young, Express-Scripts, Equifax, FBI, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Fidelity, Health Capital Consultants, MasterCard, Mattson Jack, Missouri Hospital Association, Monsanto, Panera Ralcorp Holdings, Reinfurance Group of America, RubinBrown (consulting), Schnucks, State of Missouri, Unyson Logistics, US Bank, and Wells Fargo, to name just a few.
What Job Titles do Graduates Have?
A vast majority of our graduates have analyst in their title.
|ANALYST in the title||OTHER POSITIONS|
Source: UMSL|Economics Newsletters
What about Getting an MBA, a Law Degree, or a PhD?
Our graduates have also been admitted into the top graduate schools. Recent UMSL graduates are enrolled in and/or have completed PhD programs at Cornell, Illinois, UC-San Diego, Penn State, Notre Dame, Cornell, Wisconsin, and Florida, among others. For the full set of institutions, see UMSL Economics Alumni with PhDs. Our graduates have also gone on to top law schools including Harvard, Yale, Vanderbilt, Boston University, Washington University, SLU, and Missouri-Columbia. MBA programs include Stanford, Washington University, and Illinois, in addition to UMSL.
What is the Pay Outlook?
Excellent! See Information from Payscale.com.
For More Career Information...
The American Economic Association (AEA) has a page devoted to the economics major and careers: https://www.aeaweb.org/students/.
The AEA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP) has resources on networking and mentoring: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/.
The AEA’s Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP) has information on mentoring programs and other opportunities: https://www.aeaweb.org/committees/cswep/.
What Do I Need to Do to Get Ready?
- Have a professional resume ready-to-go
- Be sure to attend the Department’s Career Day in April (bring questions!)
- Attend the Department’s Fall Picnic and meet alums
- Get to know classmates (they are also your future job connections)
- Join LinkedIn
- Make use of campus resources to jump-start your career
- Visit UMSL’s Career Services http://www.umsl.edu/depts/career/ for help with your resume, job and internship opportunities, and mock interviews
- It is best not to wait until the semester in which you are graduating
- Keep in mind that your professors are your future recommenders for jobs and graduate school.
- Get to know them
- Be professional in all communications (e.g. write in full sentences and proofread your emails)
- Demonstrate good work habits important to employers (e.g. be prompt, meet deadlines)