As a student who has been keen to gain professional work experience with my degree, finding the right company has been difficult. So often I have seen the big accounting firms come to campus and immediately assumed that they are only interested in accounting students.
Today’s event conducted by the Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA) and Ernst and Young demonstrated the array of job opportunities available to economics students. Too often we assume that an economics major can only land us a career working in academia or public policy. However it is important to understand and appreciate the valuable skills and thinking process one can gain from studying economics.
Most importantly it is the analytical thought process gained from the study of economics that makes an economic major so attractive to employers.