Internships & Employment

Employment and Career Resources

The Economics Department encourages all economics majors to include a co-op/internship experience before graduation to enhance job placement after graduation.  Please talk to your economics advisor about co-op and internship opportunities. Students should also visit the office of Internships and Civic Engagement Services (ICES) and the Office of Career Services.  For information on career options and the training needed for various careers, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Recent Co-op & Employment Placements for Economics Majors:

  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Emerald Asset Management
  • Enterprise Rental Car
  • Illuminas
  • Clark Associates
  • Vetstreet
  • Intel Corporation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Cardno ENTRIX
  • Koresko Financial
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board
  • Local Economy Center @ F&M
  • Kylen Financial
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Superdog Pet Foods
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PNC Bank
  • Fulton Bank
  • Vanguard Securities
  • Target
  • Morgan Stanley
  • American Express
  • Susquehanna Bank
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Cargill
  • British Petroleum
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Woodstream
  • Merrill Lynch
  • York Wallcoverings
  • Monsanto
  • Advertising Specialty Institute
  • Wireless Generation
  • RM Metals
  • Direct Wire and Cable
  • Social Security Administration
  • Baltimore Life
  • Leading Major

    "The growing quest for economic talent is largely a response to market forces.  Economics  is the leading major at many top schools, including Harvard, where 15% of undergraduates major in the subject." 


    ("Economists Gain Star Power," Wall Street Journal. 2/22/2005)



    "Economicsis the top major at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Stanford, and the Universities of Pennsylvania and Chicago; second at Brown, Yale, and the University of California at Berkeley.” 


    ("Economics, Once a Perplexing Subject, Is Enjoying a Bull Run at Universities," Wall Street Journal. 11/30/1998)

  • Program Majors
  • Program Minors
  • Going to Grad School?

    Economics majors score higher on the business school entrance exam (GMAT):


    GMAT score*













    *GMAT scores from 2008-2009.  Source: The Profile of Graduate Management Admission Test,  Graduate Management Admission Council, 2009

  • Going to Law School?

    Economics majors score higher on the law school entrance exam (LSAT):

    Major LSAT score*
    T1 Economics 157.4
    T1 Philosophy 157.4
    3 Engineering 156.2
    4 History 155.9
    5 English 154.7
    6 Finance 153.4
    7 Political Science 153.0

    * Source:  Michael Nieswiadomy, "LSAT Scores of Economics Majors: The 2007-08 Class Update," Journal of Economic Education, June 2009.

  • The Challenge

    If you want to learn more about the economics of international trade, health care, the environment, national security, and crime, ...if you want to learn more about product markets, financial markets, and labor markets, ...if you are serious about accepting the challenge to help solve the world's problems of inequality, poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and climate change, ...then we encourage you to consider the major that moves the WORLD!