Economics Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Amway
  • BASF
  • Dematic
  • Olivier-VanDyk Insurance Agency
  • Faurecia
  • Steelcase
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Innotec
  • Haworth
  • Summit Training Source
  • Greenstone Farm Credit Services
  • The Right Place

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Account Coordinator – AssuredPartners
  • Outside Sales – All-Phase Electric-CED
  • Account Manager – Great Lakes Computer
  • Research and Data Analyst – Ottawa County
  • Cost Analyst – Amphenol Borisch Technologies
  • Merchandising Support Coordinator – Gordon Food Services
  • Associate International Tax Analyst – Amway
  • Operations Intelligence Analyst – Michigan Air National Guard
  • Cash Management Analyst – MAHLE
  • Merchandise Planner – Carhartt
  • International Sales Manager – Vibration Research
  • Private Equity Analyst – Blackford Capital, LLC
  • Senior Investment Analyst – RDV Corporation
  • Associate Internal Auditor – Haworth

Spotlights

Kara Brace '06 Spotlight

Kara Brace '06

There are way too many special GV memories to share. All of them revolve around my time spent with friends on and off campus, traveling to national championships in football, and more.

Sarah Tibbe '16 & '19 Spotlight

Sarah Tibbe '16 & '19

I'm a bit of a nerd so my favorite memories were always in the classrooms. Particularly in my capstone coursework where we would have great conversations and debate about big issues.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Economics Club of Grand Valley
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
  • Phi Chi Theta (PCT)

Study Abroad Programs

Develop and explore your understanding of world economics by studying abroad. Learn how people across the world satisfy their wide array of needs. Analyze how cost-benefit analysis and other concepts can help make decisions which increase satisfaction. Experience how firms maximize their profits by achieving greater efficiency in a variety of different markets.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Research
  • Data visualization
  • Visual Basic for Applications
  • Stata
  • SAS
  • Microsoft Office
  • Leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Sales

Graduate & Professional Programs


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