The Department of Economics offers students both an excellent introduction to the main areas of economics and the opportunity to tailor one’s own learning experience to a varied range of professional and educational opportunities upon graduation. Thanks to our range of degree programs, and to the wide variety of elective courses that students can choose from within each program, our majors acquire the requisite knowledge and analytical skills for careers in the public and private sectors, as well as for pursuing graduate studies in economics, law, business administration, public policy, and other social sciences.
While our degree programs emphasize academic course work, the Department considers the acquisition of professional experiences through internships to be an important component of every student’s college life. To further this goal, we encourage and help students to seek internship opportunities in business firms, government agencies, and non-profit institutions. Many of our students have found internships to be a stepping stone for a full-time job with the same employer, or in the same area of business or government. For other students, internships have been an opportunity to evaluate prospective professional careers, to acquire generic job-related skills, and to explore connections between their academic learning and specific workplaces.
Our students routinely secure internships at business firms, law firms, local and state governments, and non-profit organizations. Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Arrow Electronics, Stifel Nicolaus & Co., the NPD Group, Nassau County Police Department, Internal Revenue Service, Executive Chamber of the State of New York, Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut, and UCLA Medical Center's Genetics Research Laboratory are among the employers where our students have served as interns during the last few semesters. And after serving internships, our alumni have gone onto graduate studies at institutions such as Georgetown University, and to careers in business at places such as Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank.