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What Can You Do With A Degree In Economics?

ECON_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in economics!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Economics is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Alex Compton

Blue Jeans Economics

Alex Compton (Economics, Business, ’15) developed skills in econometrics that landed him a job at Levi Strauss.

Get Out The Vote

Matt Davis (Economics, Political Science, ’14) crunches numbers and uses statistical modeling to reach marginalized voters.    

Here’s just a sampling of interesting jobs other recent alumni have landed:

– Chief financial and operating officer, Magnolia Consignment

– Trader, Saudi Stock Market Company

– Product development, Life Mat

– Operations analyst, Intel Corporation

– Accountant, Capital Lumber

– Business analyst, Green Energy Corp

– Amazon Local salesperson,

– Inside sales representative, Portland Trail Blazers Oregon Arena Corporation

– Telefund program manager, University of Oregon

– Interpreter, Interpearl

– Project manager, Tail Wind

– Exempt provider training and support services, St. Jude Medical, Inc.

– Operations coordinator, The Clymb

– Account and information analyst, InsidersScore LLC

– Assistant credit controller, Riyad Bank

– Energy market analyst, Epis, Inc.

– Editorial manager, ExecSense

– Human resources coordinator, Nesma Trading Co. Ltd.

– Economist, National Commercial Bank

– Recruiting associate, LinkedIn

– Risk officer, Bank Albilad Saudi Arabia

– Assistant vice president, Merrill Lynch

– New media associate, Fission Strategy

– Commodities analyst, AAA

– Director of marketing, Chambers Construction

– Co-founder, Ulife, Inc.

– Cash equity trade support, Morgan Stanley & Company

– Partner services coordinator, Washington State University

– Business analyst, Yahoo!

– Account executive,

– SAP specialist, Zulily, Inc.

– Property manager, CTL Management, Inc.

– Human resources director, Stahancyk, Kent & Hook

– Land acquisition specialist, enXco, Inc.

– Account executive, Florida Marlins

– Owner, Design Northwest

– Vice president, Pension Consulting Alliance

– Senior GIS analyst, ECONorthwest

– Director, Stop Handgun Violence

– Chief financial officer and chief operating officer, UbiVac

– Orphans and vulnerable children specialist, Center for Disease Control

– In-house consultant, Japan International Cooperation Agency

– Community manager, Wieden + Kennedy, Inc.

– Field vice president, Pacific Life

– Real estate finance manager, Kindercare Learning Center

– Stockbroker, Phillips & Company

– Architect, LRS Architects, Inc.

– Executive director, Parent Partnership

– Education software architect, University of Oregon


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