An economics degree from Temple University will prepare you for a range of career opportunities —check out some of the exciting jobs our alumni have landed! Come visit us today, view our application deadlines and apply when you’re ready to make your declaration at the College of Liberal Arts.

The Value of an Economics Major

Economics can lead you to a career that is both personally satisfying and financially rewarding. According to the report What’s it Worth by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Economics majors had a median salary of $69,000, which puts them at the top of both business studies (Finance: $65,000 and Accounting: $63,000) and the social sciences (Political Science: $59,000). Here is where our recent graduates have gone:

Jobs

  • Brianna Adams ’21- Coordinator, British American Business Council
  • Kristen Boligitz ’20 - Research Analyst, Cook County Sheriff’s Department
  • Evan Dewey ’21 - EDGE Associate, BD
  • Erica Hall ’20 -  Public Finance Analyst, CityGroup
  • Millie Howard ’20 - Marketing Assistant, The Big Bamboo Agency (UK)\
  • Justin Hughes ‘20 - Annuity Market Analyst, AIG
  • Hannah Mailer ‘21- IT Advisor, KPMG
  • Amanda Olsen ’21- Sales Analyst, Amerisource Bergen
  • Justin Payne ‘21 - Logistics Manager, Amazon
  • Ali Tintera ’21 - Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Tommy Walsh ’20 - GOLD Associate, Finance Track, Catalent Pharma Solutions

Graduate Schools

  • Jenna Banatwala ’20 - Cornell University Law School
  • Allen Dejewski ’21 - Drexel University Law School
  • Tylir Fowler ’21 - Ph.D. Program (Political Science), Yale University
  • Anthony Haines ’20 - M.S. in Financial Analysis, Temple University
  • Stephen Hamilton - Ph.D. Program in Economics, Vanderbilt University 
  • Nora Kenawy ’21 - M.S. Program in Economics, University of Delaware
  • Brandon Lauer ’21 - MPA Program, Duke University
  • Gabrielle Levy ’21 - M.A. Program in Security and Diplomacy, Tel Aviv University
  • Hailey Obrzut ’21 - Widener Commonwealth Law School
  • Brooke Pridham ’21 - University of Notre Dame Law School
  • Madison Raju ’21 - M.A. Program in Applied Economics George Washington University
  • Pooja Ramprabhu ’21 - M.A. Program at French Institute of Fashion 
  • Gabrielle Spurlock ’21 - Harvard Law School (after 2-year deferral)

Graduate Student Placements

  • Cynthia Cao ‘21 - University of Hong Kong
  • Julie Du ‘21 - Visiting Assistant Professor at Fort Hays State University
  • Sonia Karami ’21 - Fellowship at Federal Reserve System
  • Emma Lai ‘21 - Data Analyst, Facebook 
  • Thanh Lu ‘20 - Post-doc at Cornell-Weill Medical College
  • Ashley MacFarlane ‘21 - Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Catherine’s University
  • Erik Wilkinson ’20 - Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Alumni Spotlight

The stories below feature some of our outstanding alumni and they further illustrate the diversity of options available to Economics graduates.

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Dr. Jeffrey Coons has over 35 years of investment industry experience, including his current role as Chief Risk Officer and Director of Institutional Services at High Probability Advisors. He served in a wide variety of investment-related and management-related roles over his career, including as a C-suite executive, a research director, a risk manager, an investment strategist/economist, a quantitative and fundamental portfolio manager, and an investment consultant.

As has been the case throughout his career, Dr. Coons’ efforts center on the importance of understanding and managing investment risks faced by clients across varying market environments. He has been a frequent writer of white papers and speaker at conferences on a broad range of investment topics and has participated in many national media interviews over the years.

Jeff’s academic background includes a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University.

Three Questions for Jeffrey Coons

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Dr. Lacy Hunt is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Hoisington Investment Management Company.  Dr. Hunt holds a BA from Sewanee: The University of the South, an MBA from Wharton, and is the first person to receive a Ph.D. in Economics from Temple University.  Prior to his work at Hoisington, Dr. Hunt was Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Vice President for Monetary Economics at Chase Econometrics Associates, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist at Fidelity Bank, and Chief U.S. Economist for the HSBC Group.  His research has appeared in such publications as The Journal of Finance, he is the author of numerous books, and he is frequently quoted in leading business publications.

Three Questions for Lacy Hunt

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