Make a Game Plan for Sucess. Don’t wait until your senior year to start this process! The earlier you start assessing your interests and skills, gaining experience, and connecting with professionals, the easier it will be to find a great position.               

Assess your skills – The College of Engineering has an excellent page devoted to this very important part of your job search process.

Networking is often the best way to learn about career options and what it takes to be successful.


Use the following resources to find out about job and internship openings.

BuckyNet – UW Madison on-line recruiting and event tool. Use BuckyNet to find jobs, attend events, learn about employers, and more! Attend an Economics Orientation at the beginning of the semester. If you miss any of the orientations, contact Bethany Nelson at You are required to attend an orientation to register on BuckyNet.

ECDO Blog – search by the following tags: Job, Internship, Fellowship

Wisconsin Alumni Association Badger Career Network – Connect with UW alumni throughout the world! The ECDO recommends that you start networking with professionals early in your college career to learn about

On-campus Events – Event information can also be found via BuckyNet

Letters & Sciences Career Services Job and Internship resources

Social Media
One of the latest, and most effective, ways to network and  find out about available positions is through the various social media tools available. If you don’t have a LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook account you may be missing out on available opportunities.

Current/Past Employers of economics students and alumni  
Below is a short list of internships and jobs held by students and alumni in past years. Use this list as a guide when searching for positions or for companies that may interest you.

Electrical Design Engineer ABS International
Consulting Analyst Accenture
Professional Services Consultant Advent Software, Inc
Client Services Representative AllianceBernstein
Application Developer Allstate Insurance 
Short-term Investments Intern Allstate Investments
Associate Consultant Altair Advisers
Volunteer Coordinator Americorps
Director of Broadcasting and Information Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Club
Industrial Engineering Intern Avon Hi-Life
Intern AXA Equitable
Tax Accountant Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Senior Transaction Analyst Bank of America
Analyst Bank of America
Investment Analyst Blackrock
Program Director Boy Scouts of America
Summer Intern BP
Contract Specialist BP Products North America Inc.
Manager in Training Buckle
Inventory and Marketing Manager Calm Enterprises
Data Analyst Development Program Capital One
Investment Sales Assistant Capital One Financial Advisors
Intern Center for Small Business Development
Orientation Assistant Center for the First Year Experience 
Account Manager Cision
Analyst Citigroup
Real Estate Intern Coldwell Banker
Benefits Consultant Colonial Life
Summer Intern Constellation Wealth Advisors, LLC
Financial Representative  COUNTRY Financial 
Intern Covanta Shanghai
Account Manager Trainee Coyote Logistics
Institutional Equity Sales Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Intern Credit Agricole
Associate Deloitte
Marketing Analyst Delta Airlines
Intern Economic Development Board (Singapore) [EDB]
Intern Edward Jones
Marketing Intern Ektron, Inc
Title Examiner/ Closer Ekum Abstract and Title
Management Trainee Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Intern Entrustet
Problem Solver / Technical Services Epic Systems
Implementation/Project Manager Epic Systems
Senior Economic Consultant,  Ernst & Young LLP
Transfer Pricing Ernst & Young LLP
Position Unknown Exchange/Chicago Board of Trades
Associate Project Manager  Executive Management Inc. (Madison, WI)
Research Assistant Federal Reserve 
Research Analyst Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Assistant Commercial Lender First Bank Financial Centre
New Accounts Rep First Bank Financial Centre 
Development Analyst First Industrial Realty
Trader Intern Gavilon LLC
Risk Analyst GE
Senior Asset Analyst GE Capital Real Estate
Financial Management Program Internship Initiative General Electric (Energy)
Operations Managers Assistant Geneva Hospitality
Investment Banking Analyst Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Software Engineer Google, Inc.
Teaching Assistant Hamilton School District
Youth Program Director Hoofer Sailing Club
Health Care Consultant Huron Consulting - Stockamp Practice
Marketing Supervisor Imaging Systems
Analyst J.P.Morgan Chase
Associate Joseph J. Blake & Associates
Personal Banker JPMorgan Chase Bank
Intern-Project Manager Kapur & Associates Consulting Engineers
Attorney Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Store Management Intern Kohl's
Logistics - Industrial Engineering Internship Kohl's Corporation
Merchandise Business Analyst Kohl's Corporation
Federal Tax Associate KPMG LLP
Planning Intern - Full Line Stores Lands' End
Business Development Director Language Stars
Center Director Language Stars
Senior Software Developer Liberty Mutual
Associate Claims Adjuster Liberty Mutual
Sales Dept Head Life Time Fitness
Finance Associate Lloyd Group
Intern Longvans
Produce Clerk Lund Food Holdings Inc.
Trust Operations Specialist I M & I Bank
Commercial Real Estate Lender M&I Bank
Commercial Real Estate Underwriter M&I Bank
Commercial Credit Analyst M&I Bank
Assistant Planner Macy's
HR & Business Analysis and Development Madison Tanning Company
Summer Intern Major League Baseball
Associate Marcus & Millichap
Senior Consultant MaxIT Healthcare
Associate McKinsey & Co
Intern MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Benefits Analyst Mercer
Financial Advisor Intern Merrill Lynch
Employee Benefits Sales Consultant Trainer Metropolitan Life
AVP, Credit Analyst Midfirst Bank
Product Manager (Marketing) Millipore Corp. Beckman Coulter
Media Planner Mindshare
Finance Intern Minnesota DFL
High School Admissions Rep Minnesota School of Business
Managing Director of Real Estate MKF Group (NY, NY)
Investment Banking Analyst Morgan Stanley
Summer intern Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Systems Analyst Mount Sinai Medical Center
AmeriCorps National AIDS Fund
Sales Associate Next Realty
Facility Supervisor Nielsen Tennis Stadium
College Financial Representative Intern Northwestern Mutual
Post-Grad Financial Rep Intern Northwestern Mutual
Sales Manager NRC Realty Advisors, LLC
Pre-Award Intern Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Operations Assistant Office of Student Financial Aid
Treasury Management Analyst PNC Financial Services
Associate Transfer Pricing PricewaterhouseCoopers
Account Manager, DOE/Other Government Purdue University
Application Developer RJ O'Brien (Chicago)
Clerk Rosenthal Collins Group Chicago Mercantile 
Sales Assistant Ross Valve Mfg. Co.
President, Technology SameGoal, L.L.C.
Business Analyst Satyam Computer Services 
Sr. Analyst - Procurement Sears Holdings Corporation
Underwriting Internship Secura Insurance
Intern Senator Jim Sullivan
Intern Small Army
Event Services Project Manager Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Sales Engineer Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Golf Shop Assistant  South Hills Golf & C.C. 
Global Operations Intern Stark Investment
Financial Advisor Strategic Wealth Management Group
Managing Director, CEO Sudyog Infraprojects Pvt. Ltd., India
Employee Benefits Sales Representative Sun Life Financial
Business Analyst Target Corporation
Merchandise Planning Business Analyst
Teacher Teach for America
Intern The advance groud
Account Manager- Sales The Boston Beer Company
Project Manager/Intern The Katleho Network
Emerging Leader Program The Nielsen Company
Financial Associate The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Engineering Physics Department
Service Desk Analyst Thomson Reuters
Inter-Management Development Program Tires Plus Total Car Care
Survey Statistician U.S. Census Bureau
Analyst U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Certified Financial Planner ™ UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Associate Director UBS, Alternative Investments, Hedge Fund Group
Financial Analyst United Health Group
Biological Assistant United States Department of Agriculture
Intern in the Orientation Division  United States State Department, Foreign Service Institute 
Mutual Fund Accounting US Bank
Realty Specialist/Legal Intern US Fish and Wildlife
Peace Corps Volunteer US Peace Corps
Community and Business Development US Peace Corps - Armenia
Small Enterprise Development US Peace Corps - Kenya
Assistant Professor USC
Teller UW Credit Union
Student Software Trainer UW Department of Information Technology
Telefunder UW Foundation 
Student Loan Assistant UW-Madison
Student Supervisor UW-Madison Division of Housing-Pop's Club
Intern VaynerMedia
Stockroom Assistant, Operations Intern WA Whitney (Division of MegaFab)
Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Intern Waterstone Mortgage
Analyst Wells Fargo
Associate (Country Risk Analyst) Wells Fargo & Company (formerly Wachovia)
Credit Manager Wells Fargo Financial
SAA Trainee Winfield Solutions
Business Analyst Intern Wisconsin Department of Commerce
Staff Attorney Wisconsin Legislative Council
Alumni Program Director Wisconsin Madison Drug Court
Assistant Vice President - Investments & Research WoodTrust Bank
promotions intern Z104/Star Country Radio stations
Associate Consultant ZS Associates (London UK)
Property Underwriter Zurich
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Economics Career Development Office

To have your resume or cover letter reviewed or practice your interviewing skills you may do the following:

  • Stop in during the ECDO walk in hours for a quick review of your resume and/or cover letter.
  • E-mail your resume or cover letter to Bethany Nelson at
  • Set up an appointment for more information on how to start or improve your resume and cover letter and to have a 60 minute mock interview.
  • Check the Events page for information on upcoming resume workshops and mock interviews.

Resume Samples - All three in one pdf

Other on-campus resources:


There are multiple ways to gain skills and experience that will make you an attractive candidate to potential employers. Internships, both paid and unpaid, are excellent opportunities. You can also gain marketable skills by volunteering and by being involved in a student organization.

Morgridge Center for Public Service- UW-Madison's center for public service - connecting students and academic staff with nonprofits and the community through volunteerism, service-learning and community-based research
Center for Leadership and Involvement
            Student Organization Listing
            Research and Internship resources
            Volunteer and Service resources

UW-Madison Student Job Centerlistings for both on and off-campus part-time positions

Internships held by past economics students
Below is a listing of various internships held in the past by UW-Madison economics undergraduates. This is not a complete list of internships. If you have interned somewhere please e-mail Elizabeth Foste at with your name, intern position, and company!

Click to view past internships
Intern Amerihome Mortgage
Position title unknown Sears Holdings Corporation
Federal Tax Intern KPMG LLP
Position title unknown National City Bank
Intern Merrill Lynch
Intern McKinsey & Co.
Team Associate Ameriprise
MBA Leadership Intern Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Financial Analyst Kimberly Clark Atlanta
Position title unknown Division of Enterprise Technology, Dept of Administration, State of WI
Financial Management Program Intern GE-Healthcare
Intern International Monetary Fund
Legal Intern Associated Banc-Corp
Intern Merrill Lynch
Law Student Volunteer Intern Office of Chief Counsel for IRS
Credit Intern Associate Bank, National Association
Position title unknown Wachovia
Economics Intern USDA Forest Products, Laboratory
Marketing Big Brothers Big Sisters
Research Assistant R. Representative Wickert
Research Engineer SC Johnson & Son Inc.
Research Engineer Xebra Technologies Corporation
Real Estate Analyst Siegel-Gallagher Management
Management Intern University Research Park
Wealth Management Inter Merrill Lynch
Assistant Mass Mutual
Summer Associate Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
Analyst Aries Capital
Business Operations Analyst Intern Uline
Summer Legal Intern US D of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Office of the Asst. AG
Programmer Intern Emergent Networks (Mpls)
Intern Executive Management Inc.
Web Programmer Intern Polk County Florida
MBA Marketing Intern Wualcomm
Sales Engineer Intern Sonic Foundry, Inc.
Corporate Analyst Intern Target Corporation
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Exploration Center – For undecided students
Letters & Science Career Services
Business Career Center
Wisconsin Alumni Association career resources specifically for students
Go Global! – International careers web site
International Academic Programs
International Student Services

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