Career Chat Series

Career Chats featuring Econ Alums

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

Each event featured 2 different alums and recordings are available below.

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

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

View Recording HERE

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