Career Chat Series

Career Chats featuring Econ Alums

Explore career options & get advice on landing an internship or job from UW Econ alums!

Each event features 2 different alums and recordings of past sessions are available below.

Register for Zoom links below.

Fall 2021 Career Chats

Tuesday, November 2 from 6-7 pm (central)

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Keith Browning

Managing Director, Supply Chain Management
Delta Air Lines (Minneapolis)
Econ
(later earned MBA in Finance/Management)

Elena Rolseth

Property Broker
Aon (New York)
2019 Econ and International Studies, Certificate in Development Economics

Tuesday, November 9 from 6-7 pm (central)

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Matt O’Brien

Senior Strategic Consultant
FactSet (Chicago)
2016 Econ, Certificate in Business

Carlie Lamke

Research Assistant
Innovations for Poverty Action
2019 Econ and Math

Wednesday, December 1 from 6-7 pm (central)

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Abe Berkley-Vigil

Quantitative Analyst
StoneX Group, Inc (Chicago)
2010 Econ and History
(later earned MBA in Finance and Master’s in Computational Finance)

Kyla Mittal

Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator
Office of the Lieutenant Governor, State of Colorado (Denver)
2017 Econ with Math Emphasis

Wednesday, December 8 from 6-7 pm (central)

Register for Dec 8 Zoom link

Morgan Klaeser

Senior Research Assistant
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (Boston)
2018 Econ and Math

Shloka Rathi

Application Account Executive
Oracle (New York City)
2020 Econ and Communication Arts, Certificates in Digital Studies and Entrepreneurship

Fall 2020 Career Chats

Econ Alum Career Chat #1

October 29, 2020

3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Learn Excel! DoIT has free software training for students.
  2. Build relationships with faculty and alumni through informal conversations.
  3. Be prepared to explain high-level AND detailed information about anything on your resume.

Ara Kaur

Higher Education Consulting Analyst
Huron (Chicago)
2018 Econ & Education Policy Studies

Jarrett Freels

Analyst
NERA Economic Consulting (New York)
2018 Econ

Econ Alum Career Chat #2

November 11, 2020

View recording HERE

Joie Ross

Corporate Finance Consultant
FTI Consulting (Chicago)
2020 Econ

Haley Ring

Regional Organizing Director
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
2019 Econ & Global Health Certificate

Econ Alum Career Chat #3

November 19, 2020

View Recording HERE

Yemi Ajagbe

Customer Account Manager II
General Mills (Minneapolis)
2016 Econ w/ Math Emphasis & Finance

Joel Steinberg

Research Associate
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
2020 Econ & Math

Econ Alum Career Chat #4

December 3, 2020

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Emily Green

Director of Private Wealth Management
Ellevest (New York City)
2009 Econ

Bridget Martinez

Financial Analyst
Goldman Sachs (New York City)
2018 Econ w/ Math Emphasis

Archived Career Chats

The Economics Career Development Office hosted a 3-part Career Chat Series in April 2020 to support students in navigating the changing hiring landscape and labor market due to COVID-19.

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Top 5 tips for a Successful Job Search during a Pandemic

Top 5 tips for a Successful Job Search during a Pandemic

Undergraduate Session: Tuesday, April 7

Master’s Session: Thursday, April 9

Navigating Virtual Sessions & Interviewing

Navigating Virtual Sessions & Interviewing

Undergraduates: April 14

Master’s: April 16

No Internship? How to Stay Ahead this Summer

No Internship? How to Stay Ahead this Summer

Undergraduates: April 21

Master’s: April 23