The Benefits of an Economics Minor
Economists find a wide range of career opportunities. They work as advisors in the government, consultants to corporate houses, analysts in the private sector, investment bankers, journalists, and so on. There are also several opportunities to enroll in graduate programs in economics across the world. Such programs commonly offer tuition waivers and fellowships for deserving students.
The diverse experiences offered through the economics minor are proven to produce graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for success. Some of the program benefits include:
- Intimate learning in small classes.
- An emphasis on writing and speaking.
- Close interactions with diverse individuals.
- Study away and abroad experiences.
- Leadership opportunities both on and off campus.
A career in economics is also financially remunerative. An economics major is one of the highest paying majors. The Economist reports that “High-scoring students leave £500,000 on the table by eschewing economics”.
The Hamilton Project provides an interactive feature which allows for comparison of the annual and life-time earnings. Hamilton Project Interactive Chart
Coupled with low tuition and costs of living, Hiram College offers an excellent opportunity to gain exposure in economics and graduate with excellent job prospects. Consider the following free videos and e-books and see if it ignites your interest:
- Greed is Good by Milton Friedman
- Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazzlitt
- Bourbon for Breakfast by Jeffrey Tucker