August 28, 2015
The American Economics Association has launched an informational video entitled "A career in Economics . . . it's much more than you think." The 9-minute film is aimed at prospective or first-year students who may be investigating economics as a career option but are unclear how broadly a degree in economics can be applied.
The film makes effort to dispel entrenched misconceptions about who economists are and what they do. Economics can be broadly defined as the study of human behaviors aimed at finding solutions to help improve peoples' lives. Viewers are reminded that a degree in economics doesn't have to be about finance, banking, business, or government, . . . it can be useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting and fulfilling career choices.
The video features four individuals offering insights on how economics can be a tool for solving very human problems and they provide some interesting perspectives on how they chose economics as a career path. The film also helps raise awareness about the need for more diverse voices in the field of economics.
The ODE Economics club gives students the opportunity to get together, work out problems, and talk about the economic issues we see around the world. It is open to both majors and non majors as a relaxing place to get conversation moving and to make friends with other engaged students and faculty.
Join us every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm for sweet snacks and swell conversations in the Economics Building, second floor, room 2021.
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