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									                                         “What can I do with my degree?”
 If you've asked this question at some point, you are not alone. The WEBmajors Project
  is an initiative of Co-operative Education & Career Services designed to provide career
       information related to the various majors available to students studying in a post-
                                                                    secondary institution.




Economics
Occupational titles
Accountant                                  Economic Statistician                            Manufacturing Planner
Actuary                                     Economist                                        Marketing Analyst
Administrative Manager                      Financial Consultant                             Policy Analyst
Banker                                      Financial Researcher                             Product Manager
Bookkeeper                                  Foreign Service Officer                          Property Manager
Business Analyst                            Fund Manager                                     Realtor
Certified Financial Planner                 Human Resources Manager                          Risk Analyst
Claims Adjuster                             Insurance Broker                                 Statistician
Commodity/Benefits                          Internal Auditor                                 Stock Broker
  Coordinator                               Inventory Specialist                             Tax Advisor
Credit Analyst                              Investment Advisor                               User Interface Designer
Demographer                                 Lawyer                                           Teacher/Professor
Distribution Manager                        Logistics Manager


Areas of employment
Agricultural Companies                                             Labour Unions
Analysis/Forecasting Firms                                         Manufacturing Firms
Banks/Credit Unions                                                Marker Research Houses
Computer/Telecommunication Companies                               Newspapers
Economic Research Institutions                                     Oil Companies
Environmental Protection Agencies                                  Real Estate Agencies
Financial Information Firms                                        Statistical Research Firms
Government Departments                                             Stock Exchanges
Insurance Companies                                                Transportation Companies
International Trade Companies                                      Trust Companies
Investment Dealers                                                 Utility Companies




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                                                                     www.recruitguelph.ca
Companies that have recruited Economics grads
Addiction Research Foundation                        Merrill Lynch Canada Inc.
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada                       Nature Conservancy of Canada
Alcatel Canada Inc.                                  Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation
Bank of Canada                                       Pitney Bowes of Canada Ltd
Bayer Inc.                                           Purolator Courier
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency                    Queen’s University
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce                   Rogers Communications Inc.
Coldwell Banker Neumann Real Estate                  Statistics Canada
Co-operators Insurance                               The Body Shop Canada
DuPont Canada Inc.                                   The Globe and Mail
Empire Life Insurance Company                        United Nations
Fidelity Investments Canada


Skills obtained through completing an Economics major
      Ability to explain complex concepts and theories to others
      High proficiency in written and oral communication
      Writing clear, concise technical reports and essays
      Finding, analyzing, and synthesizing material
      Conducting and clearly explaining scientific research
      Defining economic problems by applying concepts of economic theory
      Handling accurate details
      Gathering economic data relevant to a research problem
      Thorough knowledge of statistical procedures


Further education
At Guelph
      Offers a MA and PhD program in Economics, a PhD program in Resource and Environmental
      Economics, and a MSc and PhD program in Agricultural Economics
      www.cme.uoguelph.ca/academic-programs.shtml
MA Opportunities
      Offered at Carleton University, Lakehead University, McMaster University, Ryerson Universi-
      ty, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western
      Ontario, University of Windsor, Wilfrid Laurier University, York University
MBE Opportunities
      Offered at Brock University
MFE Opportunities
      Offered at University of Toronto
PhD Opportunities
      Offered at Carleton University, McMaster University, Queen’s University, University of Otta-
      wa, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, York Uni-
      versity




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Job searching sites
Education Canada                              www.educationcanada.com
Canadian Association for Business Education   www.cabe.ca/jmv1
Job Openings for Economists                   www.inomics.com/cgi/job
Work available on campus                      www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/studentfinance/index.
                                               cfm?ws/index
Recruit Guelph                                www.recruitguelph.uoguelph.ca
Workopolis                                    www.workopolis.com
Job Bus                                       www.jobbus.com
Charity Village                               www.charityvillage.com


Associations
Canadian Economics Association                          www.economics.ca
Canadian Association for Business Economics             www.cabe.ca
Canadian Chamber of Commerce                            www.chamber.ca
International Economics Development Council             www.iedconline.org
Economics Developers Association of Canada              www.edac.ca




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