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Brief Summary of 2010-11 Senior Survey 1. Some background information 2. Size of AY10-11 graduating class & survey respondents 3. What else do our majors.

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1 Brief Summary of Senior Survey 1. Some background information 2. Size of AY10-11 graduating class & survey respondents 3. What else do our majors study at WU? 4. Post-graduation plans (majors) 5. Further details about those employed or attending graduate school Freshman Orientation Open House August 26, 2011

2 Some quick background “lingo”  Senior survey covers the AY : Aug 2010, Dec 2010 and May 2011 ( the largest cohort)  At WU, students have a “prime” school where they complete their “prime” major Students may select a second major (or minor) in their prime school or in another school  Examples:  ArtSci student, majoring in Economics (prime) with a second major in Finance (in the Olin School of Business)  ArtSci pre-med (e.g., Bio or Chem – prime) student with second major in Economics  BSBA student with a second major in Economics (ArtSci)  Here: “Econ major” = prime + second

3 Summary of AY Graduates in Economics Aug Dec May 2011 TOTALS A.B. in Econ nd major Econ Minor in General Economics Minor in Applied Microeconomics 33 Minor in Applied Macroeconomics 22 TOTALS In the last academic year, we graduated 120 Economics majors (and 29 minors).

4 AY Graduates and Senior Survey Responses  AY : 120 Economics majors  85 survey responses, of which 71 were Economics majors ≈ 60% response rate Most were students in the College of Arts & Sciences. Some students, however, pursued a second major in economics, while ‘prime’ in another school

5 Second majors 120 Majors 71 in survey 66 prime 5 prime in ArtSci other 52 prime 19 prime Economics elsewhere Of these 52 ‘prime’ Economics majors, many had another major, too.

6 Minors  Of the 71 Economics majors, many also had a minor (or two).

7 Post-graduation plans for majors  43 of our (71 survey- responding) majors had clear post- graduation plans by the time of graduation

8 Job Titles  Analyst (business, financial or technology)  Consulting  Fixed Income Associate  Marketing Analyst  Integration Specialist – Mktg  Business Mgmt Associate  Asst. Fashion Merchandiser  Productions Associate  Research Assistant/Analyst  Morgan Keegan & Co.  Chapman & Cutler LLP  Pricewaterhouse Coopers  Oppenheimer & Co.  Bank of America  Analysis Group  Alliance Bernstein  The Tobin Project  Ambercrombie & Fitch  Neil R. Gross & Co., Inc.  Charles River Associates Companies Employing Our Majors  NISA Investment Advisors, LLC  Thammasat University College of Innovation  School for Field Studies; Mexico  Cornerstone Research  Seoul National University Brain Imaging Center  General Mills  Bain & Co.  Deloitte  Capital One  Cisco Systems

9 Salaries of Economics graduates ( )

10 Majors going to Graduate School  21 Economics majors reported that they’d be attending graduate school, and it’s in a wide variety of disciplines.  ‘ other’ = MPH; Master’s in CompSci; M.S. Mgmt; M.S. Environmental Mgmt; Ph.D. in Germanic Languages & Literature

11 Graduate Schools  Law School: Washington University  “Other” Washington University: Master’s in Public Health; PhD Germanic Languages & Literatures Sydney University London School of Economics Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment  Medical Schools: Columbia School of Dental Medicine Cornell Medical School UCLA Drew Medical School  Ph.D. Economics & Finance Arizona State University Duke University University of Washington Columbia University Northwestern University  MS/MS Economics: University College of London  Business programs: Washington University – MS Finance; MS Accounting ESADE Business School (Spain) – MS Finance

12 Questions??? Bruce Petersen, Ph.D. Professor of Economics & Director of Undergraduate Studies Seigle Hall Dorothy Petersen, Ph.D. Lecturer & Academic Coordinator E Seigle Hall


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