What can I do with a BA in Econ?
September 4, 2007 3:33 AM Subscribe
What can I do with a BA in Economics?
posted by etoyasu to Work & Money (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently graduated from college last May. Currently I'm working as a data entry temp, which I don't think really makes good use of my economic education. Recently I discovered that the average salary for Econ grads is at least 30k or so...which kind of annoyed me, because I've been having a tough time looking for a job. Here are my details:
1. Graduated with Honors, although my Senior Thesis was on the vaguely economic topic of the history of Japanese cuisine.
2. Weak Math background, only a semester of Calc and the required Statistics course.
3. Semi-fluent in Japanese, though not at business level.
4. About a year's worth of clerical experience. No internships.
I look somewhat good on paper but there are admittedly gaping holes in the record, like the lack of internships. Are there any good sites to find economics-related jobs? I've been trying to find research or analyst-related jobs, but they all require two years or more of analytical experience (!?). I've also wanted to get into international economics/business, since that's my expertise. Any leads?