Majoring in Business Economics or Economics 15 November 2013 Mankiw’s Take http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe r_embedded&v=ZwgG565ZsXw Economics Major Economics Principles of micro & macro Microeconomic theory Macro theory or money&banking 5 electives Two writing intensive Senior seminar 31 hours Business Economics Business Economics Two accounting courses (Acct 211 & 341) Finance (Fin 321) Business elective (marketing or management) Business Law (Eco 372) Core Economics (201, 202, 301, 302 or 322, 450) 2 eco electives 1 writing intensive 37 hours Economics Minor Principles of microeconomics (Eco 201) Principles of macroeconomics (Eco 202) Money & Banking (Eco 322) Two 300 or 400 level electives Double Majors & Minors Many business economics and economics students double major Finance and accounting Government Foreign languages Less common Art history , English, history, religion, …. Minors Fin, acct, bus, gov’t, Engl, hist, art hist. After School Law school Graduate school MBA, MHA, MPA, MAcc Jobs Associate Sales Consultant at Depuy Synthes Coordination Team Lead - Windows 7 Initiative at Sempra Energy Donor Relations Manager at The Nature Conservancy Juan Luis Sandoval 1988-1992 Experience Senior Vice Presidentinvestments UBS December 2008 – Present (4 years 10 months) Senior Portfolio Manager, Wealth Advisor UBS Wealth Management December 2008 – Present (4 years 10 months) Senior Vice PresidentInvestments Portfolio Manager Wachovia Securities, LLC January 1994 – December 2008 (15 years) Mark Combs 1993-1998 Managing Partner Triune Private Capital May 2013 – Present (6 months)Greenville, South Carolina Area Senior Trade Consultant Obsidian International May 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 1 month)Charleston, South Carolina Area Owner/Senior Consultant Blue Water Benefits / Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. September 2002 – October 2011 (9 years 2 months)Charleston, SC Employee Benefit Specialist Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. January 2001 – September 2002 (1 year 9 months) Chauncey Regan 2001 – 2005 Co-Founder of Vizible & Twizgrid; Co-Founder of AJP Apps San Francisco Bay AreaInformation Technology and Services Assistant Vice President - Asset Backed Securities Trading Cantor Fitzgerald 2007 – 2008 (1 year)New York City Structured Products Trader Ferris, Baker Watts 2005 – 2007 (2 years)Charlotte, NC Grace Yunis 2003-2007 Business Systems Analyst Lead/Project Lead CACI International Inc November 2011 – Present (1 year 11 months)Greater Atlanta Area Business Analyst Senior Professional CSC May 2008 – November 2012 (4 years 7 months)Blythewood, SC Technical Account Manager Zeus August 2007 – May 2008 (10 months) Orangeburg, SC Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2013 – 2014 (expected) Amanda Jarvis 2006-2010 Account Executive, School Solutions Blackbaud February 2013 – Present (9 months)Charleston, South Carolina Area Associate Account Manager, Arts and Cultural Solutions Blackbaud August 2011 – January 2013 (1 year 6 months)Charleston, South Carolina Area• Account Development Representative Blackbaud August 2010 – July 2011 (1 year)• Sales, Marketing & Communications Intern Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce February 2010 – May 2010 (4 mo) Stephanie Fontenot 2004-2008 Deputy Digital Director DC London, Inc. August 2013 – Present (2 months) New Media Manager Americans for Prosperity February 2012 – Present (1 year 8 months) Scheduler U.S. Representative Steve Womack January 2011 – February 2012 (1 year 2 months) Associate Story Partners January 2010 – July 2010 (7 mo) Executive Director The Daily Caller May 2009 – November 2009 (7 mo) Victoria Gadient 2008-2012 Assistant Project Accountant Wheatstone Project Chevron September 2013 – Present (2 months) Houston, Texas AreaDownstream Business Resource Planning Assistant - Wheatstone Project Chevron August 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 2 months)Houston, Texas AreaSummer Intern Grimes & Company Danish Institute for Study Abroad International Business Program 2011 – 2011 Marissa Kmonicek 2007-2010 Funding Supervisor American Credit Acceptance September 2011 – Present (2 years 1 month) Resident Director 2010-2011 Wofford College August 2010 – August 2011 (1 year 1 month) Patrick Hobi 2003-2007 Launch & Change Coordinator BMW Manufacturing December 2012 – Present (10 months)Greenville, South Carolina AreaRecently accepted a long-term position with the Engineering group as a Launch & Change Coordinator. I am now responsible for coordinating powertrain changes on existing X3 models and introducing powertrain content on the upcoming new X6, X5 M, and X6 M models. Launch Material Control Specialist BMW Manufacturing April 2012 – December 2012 (9 months) Simmons Swanson 2004-2008 Apollo Management, Marketing New York, New York Investment Management Experience Marketing Apollo Global Management November 2009 – Present (3 years 11 months) Sadler Walker 2006-2010 Financial Analyst at BAE Systems Washington, District Of Columbia Financial Services Financial Analyst BAE Systems November 2012 – Present (11 months)Washington, DC Licensed Personal Banker/Financial Specialist Wells Fargo June 2010 – November 2012 (2 years 6 months)Columbia, SC Charlotte Gantt 2008-2012 Experience Retail Sales Representative BlueCross BlueShield of SC June 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months)• Worked in retail settings including Retail Merchandising Unit and South Carolina Blue Store to provide sales and service to members and prospective members. Intern Clayton Construction Company, Inc. October 2010 – May 2012 (1 year 8 months)Greenville, South Carolina Area• Put together bid requests and scopes of work for subcontractors. Sabrina Smyers 2007-2011 IT Project Specialist, Coordination Team Lead at Sempra Energy Carlsbad, California Experience Project Specialist, Coordination Team Lead Sempra Energy October 2011 – Present (2 years) Business Systems Analyst Sempra Energy July 2011 – October 2011 (4 mo) Renewable Energy Intern WhiteHawk Capital, LLC July 2010 – July 2011 (1 year 1 month)Greater St. Louis Area Cam Guthrie 2000-2004 Territory Sales and Marketing Consultant for Independent Gold Crown Retailers at Hallmark Cards Hallmark Cards January 2012 – Present (1 year 11 months)Wilmington, NC Territory Representative for Team Wal-Mart in NC, SC and GA Hallmark Cards October 2008 – January 2012 (3 years 4 months)Aiken, Captain, Signal Corps US Army September 2004 – October 2008 (4 years 2 months) Matthew Tobin 2008-2012 Business Analyst Spartan Financial Partners June 2012 – Present (1 year 5 months)Spartanburg, South Carolina Intern UBS June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)Greater Atlanta Area Market Researcher Boston Terrier Consulting Group September 2010 – May 2011 (9 months)Spartanburg, SC Meg Morrison 2003-2007 Operations Associate Global Endowment Management October 2010 – Present (3 years) Investor Relations Coordinator Global Endowment Management March 2009 – October 2010 (1 year 8 months)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Private Investments Coordinator Global Endowment Management October 2007 – March 2009 (1 year 6 months)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Intern Luther King Capital Management 2006 – 2006 (less than a year) Sarah Burns 2006-2010 Senior Research Associate CoStar Group September 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area Senior Research Associate CoStar Group June 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area Research Associate II CoStar Group October 2010 – June 2012 (1 year 9 months)Washington D.C. Metro Ar Chris Littlejohn Jr. 2000-2004 Territory Sales Manager Appalachian Sales Group January 2006 – Present (7 years 9 months)We are manufacture reps in the Heating and Air condition industry and sell strictly to distributors. I manage the Virginia, Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. Commercial Real Estate Agent Prudential C. Dan Joyner January 2005 – January 2006 (1 year 1 month) Ellen Smith 2008-2012 Consultant, Strategy and Transformation, Global Business Services IBM October 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month)Greater New York City Summer Development Associate The Aspen Institute June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months) Aspen, CO Development Intern The Aspen Institute June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months) Aspen, Colorado Bethany Jolly 2005-2009 Assistant Kindergarten Teacher Hammond School July 2011 – Present (2 years 4 months)Columbia, South Carolina Student Teacher Pine Street Elementary School February 2011 – July 2011 (6 months) Clinical Student Pine Street Elementary September 2009 – May 2010 (9 months) Josh Hillard 2009-2013 Experience Mortgage Specialist JPMorgan Chase August 2013 – Present (4 months) Student Athlete Wofford College August 2009 – Present (4 years 4 months) Civil Engineers Assistant Steeger USA May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months) Gym Assistant Anytime Fitness January 2009 – August 2009 (8 months) Guinn Garcia 2009-2013 Director of Sales and Marketing Bari Life Bariatric Supplements May 2013 – Present (7 months)Knoxville, Tennessee Area Tennis Teaching Professional Knoxville Racquet Club May 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 4 months) Meredith Few 2007-2011 Experience Director of Sales and Marketing The Tool and Gage House, Inc. November 2013 – Present (1 month) Charlotte, North Carolina Store Manager Finish Line May 2012 – November 2013 (1 year 7 months) myrtle beach, south carolina Manager In Training Finish Line September 2012 – February 2013 (6 months) charleston area, south carolina Kenny Barns 2009-2013 Experience Assistant District Manager ADP December 2012 – Present (1 year)Greater Atlanta Area Dock Hand Park Marine Boating Centers June 2010 – August 2010 (3 months) Rental agent, customer service, dock hand 2010 Port Royal Marina/Paradise Boat Rental June 2010 – August 2010 (3 months) Taylor Hucks 2004-2008 Experience Account Executive Tibi New York January 2012 – Present (1 year 9 months) Junior Account Executive Tibi New York August 2011 – January 2012 (6 months) Sales Assistant Tibi New York August 2010 – August 2011 (1 year 1 month McClain Goodwin 2000-2004 Regional Sales Manager Allstate Benefits October 2012 – Present (1 year)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Special Rep Rogers Benefit Group September 2010 – October 2012 (2 years 2 months) Account Manager SRC, AN AETNA COMPANY April 2007 – September 2010 (3 years 6 months) Sales Representative PIEDMONT BEVERAGE December 2004 – April 2007 (2 years 5 months) Wendi Nix 1992-1996 ESPN sportscaster August 2006-Present Rosemary DeAntonio 1997-2001 Smarter Commerce Consultant IBM May 2013 – Present (7 months) Managing Consultant, Strategy & Transformation IBM Global Business Services 2012 – 2013 (1 year) Senior Consultant, Strategy & Transformation IBM Global Business Services 2010 – July 2012 (2 years) Regional Operations Manager McMaster-Carr Supply Company 2001 – 2009 (8 years) Emory University - Goizueta Business School MBA 2006 – 2009 Drew Digby 2006-2010 Assurance Experienced Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers September 2011 – Present (2 years 1 month)Successfully completed an Assurance internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers during the Winter/Spring of 2011. Began work as an Assurance Associate in the Fall of 2011. Became an Assurance Experienced Associate in June of 2012. Masters in Accountancy Graduate Student Vanderbilt University- Owen Graduate School of Management August 2010 – May 2011 (10 months)Coursework included: Auditing, Audit Internship, Financial Reporting, Taxation, Advanced Management Accounting, Law and Business, Managerial Finance, Managerial Economics, Strategy. Kristin Simons, JD 1999-2003 Assistant Attorney General South Carolina Office of the Attorney General July 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months)Columbia, South Carolina Area General Civil Litigation Associate Attorney- Civil litigation practice Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC January 2008 – Present (5 years 9 months)Investigated and evaluated potential claims, including thorough legal and fact-specific research, and cost/benefit analysis Lauren Satterfield, J.D. 2004- 2008 Legal Assistant James D. Calmes III Attorney at Law November 2012 – Present (11 months) Intern/Research Assistant The Law Office of John Kachmarsky March 2012 – April 2012 (2 months) Income Tax Preparer (VITA) Urban League of Charleston, SC January 2012 – April 2012 (4 months) Katie Sobczyk Player 2002-2006 Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting at Furman University Chelsea Dowell 2008-2011 Graduate Student in Economics University of Kentucky More Jobs Orthopedic Sales Representative at Biomet Merchandising Analyst at Baker Furniture, a Kohler Company - MBA Candidate, Wake Forest University School of Business Procurement Specialist/Consultant at NOAA Founder at Simplified Logistic Solutions, LLC Administrative Assistant for Institutional Advancement at Kanuga Conferences, Inc Consultant ERP/Workday at Collaborative Solutions, LLC Program Manager, Charleston Digital Corridor at City of Charleston Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC More Jobs Land Management at Pine Valley Farms Associate Account Manager - Arts and Cultural Solutions at Blackbaud Co-Founder of Nudge, LLC. Upper School Spanish and Economics teacher at Westchester Country Day School Sales Associate - Decorative Fabrics at Glen Raven Founder & CEO at Trust Products, LLC Business Analyst, American Credit Acceptance Account Manager at The Emory Group/ Geneologie Why Economics? Valuable skills: Alison said, “I hope things are going well this semester. I am enjoying my new job a great deal. I am working for a company called Destum Partners as an Analyst. I work on the financials of M&A deals and licensing deals for Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies mainly. I use lots of the econ, finance and accounting stuff I learned at Wofford every day. :)” Economics Is the 'Just Right' Liberal-Arts Major by David Colander As an economist I like to think that economics has become so popular because of its intellectual rigor, broad appeal, and importance to understanding the world. Companies like to hire economics majors from liberal-arts colleges not because the students have been trained in business, but because they have a solid background in the liberal arts. Colander Cont’d We asked students to identify majors as hard, moderate, or easy…33 percent viewed economics as hard, 3 percent said sociology was hard, 7 percent saw psychology as hard, and 13 percent thought political science was hard. Students likely reasoned that taking a "too easy“ major would signal to potential employers that the student had chosen an easy path through college, thereby hurting their chances of being hired. Most Important Reason Economics is fun!