Economics focuses on decision making and problem solving. It concerns itself with making intelligent individual and social choices in a world of scarcity. The department believes that a student who spends four years wrestling with economic issues will emerge with sharpened reasoning and communication skills.
Economics graduates work in a diverse array of jobs for a variety of organizations:
Senior Consultant, Hitachi Consulting
Investment Analyst, Threshold Group
Teacher, Gig Harbor High School
Corps Member, Teach for America
Director of Acquisitions, Intellectual Ventures
CFO, Catholic Healthcare West
Attorney/Partner, Carey Perkins LLP
Contract Specialist, Raytheon Company
Writer, Porcupine Productions
Lutheran Minister, Trinity Lutheran Church
Public Health Advisor, Regional Public Health
Business Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Product Manager, eBay
Economist, Center for American Progress
Head of Marketing, Zynga
Physical Therapist, Apple Physical Therapy
Data Analyst, Starbucks Corporation
Visit the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network to see a complete list of graduates who've volunteered to speak with students about their career path.
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