Presentation - Wofford College

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Majoring in Business
Economics or Economics
15 November 2013
Mankiw’s Take
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe
r_embedded&v=ZwgG565ZsXw
Economics Major
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Economics
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Principles of micro & macro
Microeconomic theory
Macro theory or money&banking
5 electives
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Two writing intensive
Senior seminar
31 hours
Business Economics
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Business Economics
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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)
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2 eco electives
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1 writing intensive
37 hours
Economics Minor
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Principles of microeconomics (Eco 201)
Principles of macroeconomics (Eco 202)
Money & Banking (Eco 322)
Two 300 or 400 level electives
Double Majors & Minors
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Many business economics and economics
students double major
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Finance and accounting
Government
Foreign languages
Less common
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Art history , English, history, religion, ….
Minors
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Fin, acct, bus, gov’t, Engl, hist, art hist.
After School
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Law school
Graduate school
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MBA, MHA, MPA, MAcc
Jobs
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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
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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
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January 2011 – February 2012 (1
year 2 months)
Associate
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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
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Why Economics?
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Valuable skills:
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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
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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
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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
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Economics is fun!

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