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  1. Majoring in Business Economics or Economics 15 November 2013

  2. Mankiw’s Take • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZwgG565ZsXw

  3. Economics Major • Economics • Principles of micro & macro • Microeconomic theory • Macro theory or money&banking • 5 electives • Two writing intensive • Senior seminar • 31 hours

  4. Business Economics • Business Economics • Two accounting courses (Acct 211 & 341) • Finance (Fin 321) • Business elective (marketing or management) • Business Law (Eco 372) • Core Economics (201, 202, 301, 302 or 322, 450) • 2 eco electives • 1 writing intensive • 37 hours

  5. Economics Minor • Principles of microeconomics (Eco 201) • Principles of macroeconomics (Eco 202) • Money & Banking (Eco 322) • Two 300 or 400 level electives

  6. Double Majors & Minors • Many business economics and economics students double major • Finance and accounting • Government • Foreign languages • Less common • Art history , English, history, religion, …. • Minors • Fin, acct, bus, gov’t, Engl, hist, art hist.

  7. After School • Law school • Graduate school • MBA, MHA, MPA, MAcc • Jobs • Associate Sales Consultant at DepuySynthes • Coordination Team Lead - Windows 7 Initiative at Sempra Energy • Donor Relations Manager at The Nature Conservancy

  8. Juan Luis Sandoval1988-1992 Experience Senior Vice President- investments UBS December 2008 – Present (4 years 10 months) Senior Portfolio Manager, Wealth Advisor UBS Wealth Management December 2008 – Present (4 years 10 months) Senior Vice President-Investments Portfolio Manager Wachovia Securities, LLC January 1994 – December 2008 (15 years)

  9. Mark Combs1993-1998 Managing Partner Triune Private Capital May 2013 – Present (6 months)Greenville, South Carolina Area Senior Trade Consultant Obsidian International May 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 1 month)Charleston, South Carolina Area Owner/Senior Consultant Blue Water Benefits / Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. September 2002 – October 2011 (9 years 2 months)Charleston, SC Employee Benefit Specialist Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. January 2001 – September 2002 (1 year 9 months)

  10. Chauncey Regan2001 – 2005 Co-Founder of Vizible & Twizgrid; Co-Founder of AJP Apps San Francisco Bay AreaInformation Technology and Services Assistant Vice President - Asset Backed Securities Trading Cantor Fitzgerald 2007 – 2008 (1 year)New York City Structured Products Trader Ferris, Baker Watts 2005 – 2007 (2 years)Charlotte, NC

  11. Grace Yunis2003-2007 Business Systems Analyst Lead/Project Lead CACI International Inc November 2011 – Present (1 year 11 months)Greater Atlanta Area Business Analyst Senior Professional CSC May 2008 – November 2012 (4 years 7 months)Blythewood, SC Technical Account Manager Zeus August 2007 – May 2008 (10 months) Orangeburg, SC Georgia State University - J. Mack Robinson College of Business Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2013 – 2014 (expected)

  12. Amanda Jarvis2006-2010 Account Executive, School SolutionsBlackbaud February 2013 – Present (9 months)Charleston, South Carolina Area Associate Account Manager, Arts and Cultural Solutions Blackbaud August 2011 – January 2013 (1 year 6 months)Charleston, South Carolina Area• Account Development Representative Blackbaud August 2010 – July 2011 (1 year)• Sales, Marketing & Communications Intern Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce February 2010 – May 2010 (4 mo)

  13. Stephanie Fontenot2004-2008 Deputy Digital Director DC London, Inc. August 2013 – Present (2 months) New Media Manager Americans for Prosperity February 2012 – Present (1 year 8 months) Scheduler U.S. Representative Steve Womack January 2011 – February 2012 (1 year 2 months) Associate Story Partners January 2010 – July 2010 (7 mo) Executive Director The Daily Caller May 2009 – November 2009 (7 mo)

  14. Victoria Gadient2008-2012 Assistant Project Accountant - Wheatstone Project Chevron September 2013 – Present (2 months) Houston, Texas Area- Downstream Business Resource Planning Assistant - Wheatstone Project Chevron August 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 2 months)Houston, Texas Area- Summer Intern Grimes & Company Danish Institute for Study Abroad International Business Program 2011 – 2011

  15. Marissa Kmonicek2007-2010 Funding Supervisor American Credit Acceptance September 2011 – Present (2 years 1 month) Resident Director 2010-2011 Wofford College August 2010 – August 2011 (1 year 1 month)

  16. Patrick Hobi2003-2007 Launch & Change Coordinator BMW Manufacturing December 2012 – Present (10 months)Greenville, South Carolina AreaRecently accepted a long-term position with the Engineering group as a Launch & Change Coordinator. I am now responsible for coordinating powertrain changes on existing X3 models and introducing powertrain content on the upcoming new X6, X5 M, and X6 M models. Launch Material Control Specialist BMW Manufacturing April 2012 – December 2012 (9 months)

  17. Simmons Swanson2004-2008 Apollo Management, Marketing New York, New York Investment Management Experience Marketing Apollo Global Management November 2009 – Present (3 years 11 months)

  18. Sadler Walker2006-2010 Financial Analyst at BAE Systems Washington, District Of Columbia Financial Services Financial Analyst BAE Systems November 2012 – Present (11 months)Washington, DC Licensed Personal Banker/Financial Specialist Wells Fargo June 2010 – November 2012 (2 years 6 months)Columbia, SC

  19. Charlotte Gantt2008-2012 Experience Retail Sales Representative BlueCross BlueShield of SC June 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months)• Worked in retail settings including Retail Merchandising Unit and South Carolina Blue Storeto provide sales and service to members and prospective members.Intern Clayton Construction Company, Inc. October 2010 – May 2012 (1 year 8 months)Greenville, South Carolina Area• Put together bid requests and scopes of work for subcontractors.

  20. Sabrina Smyers2007-2011 IT Project Specialist, Coordination Team Lead at Sempra Energy Carlsbad, California Experience Project Specialist, Coordination Team Lead Sempra Energy October 2011 – Present (2 years) Business Systems Analyst Sempra Energy July 2011 – October 2011 (4 mo) Renewable Energy Intern WhiteHawk Capital, LLC July 2010 – July 2011 (1 year 1 month)Greater St. Louis Area

  21. Cam Guthrie2000-2004 Territory Sales and Marketing Consultant for Independent Gold Crown Retailers at Hallmark Cards Hallmark Cards January 2012 – Present (1 year 11 months)Wilmington, NC Territory Representative for Team Wal-Mart in NC, SC and GA Hallmark Cards October 2008 – January 2012 (3 years 4 months)Aiken, Captain, Signal Corps US Army September 2004 – October 2008 (4 years 2 months)

  22. Matthew Tobin2008-2012 Business Analyst Spartan Financial Partners June 2012 – Present (1 year 5 months)Spartanburg, South Carolina InternUBS June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)Greater Atlanta Area Market Researcher Boston Terrier Consulting Group September 2010 – May 2011 (9 months)Spartanburg, SC

  23. Meg Morrison2003-2007 Operations Associate Global Endowment Management October 2010 – Present (3 years) Investor Relations Coordinator Global Endowment Management March 2009 – October 2010 (1 year 8 months)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Private Investments Coordinator Global Endowment Management October 2007 – March 2009 (1 year 6 months)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Intern Luther King Capital Management 2006 – 2006 (less than a year)

  24. Sarah Burns2006-2010 Senior Research Associate CoStar Group September 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month) San Francisco Bay Area Senior Research Associate CoStar Group June 2012 – Present (1 year 4 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area Research Associate II CoStar Group October 2010 – June 2012 (1 year 9 months)Washington D.C. Metro Ar

  25. Chris Littlejohn Jr.2000-2004 Territory Sales Manager Appalachian Sales Group January 2006 – Present (7 years 9 months)We are manufacture reps in the Heating and Air condition industry and sell strictly to distributors. I manage the Virginia, Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania markets. Commercial Real Estate Agent Prudential C. Dan Joyner January 2005 – January 2006 (1 year 1 month)

  26. Ellen Smith2008-2012 Consultant, Strategy and Transformation, Global Business Services IBM October 2012 – Present (1 year 1 month)Greater New York City Summer Development Associate The Aspen Institute June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months) Aspen, CO Development Intern The Aspen Institute June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months) Aspen, Colorado

  27. Bethany Jolly2005-2009 Assistant Kindergarten Teacher Hammond School July 2011 – Present (2 years 4 months)Columbia, South Carolina Student Teacher Pine Street Elementary School February 2011 – July 2011 (6 months) Clinical Student Pine Street Elementary September 2009 – May 2010 (9 months)

  28. Josh Hillard2009-2013 Experience Mortgage Specialist JPMorgan Chase August 2013 – Present (4 months) Student Athlete Wofford College August 2009 – Present (4 years 4 months) Civil Engineers Assistant Steeger USA May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months) Gym Assistant Anytime Fitness January 2009 – August 2009 (8 months)

  29. Guinn Garcia2009-2013 Director of Sales and Marketing Bari Life Bariatric Supplements May 2013 – Present (7 months)Knoxville, Tennessee Area Tennis Teaching Professional Knoxville Racquet Club May 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 4 months)

  30. Meredith Few2007-2011 Experience Director of Sales and Marketing The Tool and Gage House, Inc. November 2013 – Present (1 month) Charlotte, North Carolina Store Manager Finish Line May 2012 – November 2013 (1 year 7 months) myrtle beach, south carolina Manager In Training Finish Line September 2012 – February 2013 (6 months) charlestonarea, south carolina

  31. Kenny Barns2009-2013 Experience Assistant District Manager ADP December 2012 – Present (1 year)Greater Atlanta Area Dock Hand Park Marine Boating Centers June 2010 – August 2010 (3 months) Rental agent, customer service, dock hand 2010 Port Royal Marina/Paradise Boat Rental June 2010 – August 2010 (3 months)

  32. Taylor Hucks2004-2008 Experience Account Executive Tibi New York January 2012 – Present (1 year 9 months) Junior Account Executive Tibi New York August 2011 – January 2012 (6 months) Sales Assistant Tibi New York August 2010 – August 2011 (1 year 1 month

  33. McClain Goodwin2000-2004 Regional Sales Manager Allstate Benefits October 2012 – Present (1 year)Charlotte, North Carolina Area Special Rep Rogers Benefit Group September 2010 – October 2012 (2 years 2 months) Account Manager SRC, AN AETNA COMPANY April 2007 – September 2010 (3 years 6 months) Sales Representative PIEDMONT BEVERAGE December 2004 – April 2007 (2 years 5 months)

  34. Wendi Nix1992-1996 ESPN sportscaster August 2006-Present

  35. Rosemary DeAntonio1997-2001 Smarter Commerce Consultant IBM May 2013 – Present (7 months) Managing Consultant, Strategy & Transformation IBM Global Business Services 2012 – 2013 (1 year) Senior Consultant, Strategy & Transformation IBM Global Business Services 2010 – July 2012 (2 years) Regional Operations Manager McMaster-Carr Supply Company 2001 – 2009 (8 years) Emory University - Goizueta Business School MBA 2006 – 2009

  36. Drew Digby2006-2010 Assurance Experienced Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers September 2011 – Present (2 years 1 month)Successfully completed an Assurance internship with PricewaterhouseCoopers during the Winter/Spring of 2011. Began work as an Assurance Associate in the Fall of 2011. Became an Assurance Experienced Associate in June of 2012. Masters in Accountancy Graduate Student Vanderbilt University- Owen Graduate School of Management August 2010 – May 2011 (10 months)Coursework included: Auditing, Audit Internship, Financial Reporting, Taxation, Advanced Management Accounting, Law and Business, Managerial Finance, Managerial Economics, Strategy.

  37. Kristin Simons, JD1999-2003 Assistant Attorney General South Carolina Office of the Attorney General July 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months)Columbia, South Carolina Area General Civil Litigation Associate Attorney- Civil litigation practice Law Office of Daryl G. Hawkins, LLC January 2008 – Present (5 years 9 months)Investigated and evaluated potential claims, including thorough legal and fact-specific research, and cost/benefit analysis

  38. Lauren Satterfield, J.D.2004- 2008 Legal Assistant James D. Calmes III Attorney at Law November 2012 – Present (11 months) Intern/Research Assistant The Law Office of John Kachmarsky March 2012 – April 2012 (2 months) Income Tax Preparer (VITA) Urban League of Charleston, SC January 2012 – April 2012 (4 months)

  39. Katie Sobczyk Player2002-2006 Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting at Furman University

  40. Chelsea Dowell2008-2011 Graduate Student in Economics University of Kentucky

  41. More Jobs • Orthopedic Sales Representative at Biomet • Merchandising Analyst at Baker Furniture, a Kohler Company - MBA Candidate, Wake Forest University School of Business • Procurement Specialist/Consultant at NOAA • Founder at Simplified Logistic Solutions, LLC • Administrative Assistant for Institutional Advancement at Kanuga Conferences, Inc • Consultant ERP/Workday at Collaborative Solutions, LLC • Program Manager, Charleston Digital Corridor at City of Charleston • Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

  42. More Jobs • Land Management at Pine Valley Farms • Associate Account Manager - Arts and Cultural Solutions at Blackbaud • Co-Founder of Nudge, LLC. • Upper School Spanish and Economics teacher at Westchester Country Day School • Sales Associate - Decorative Fabrics at Glen Raven • Founder & CEO at Trust Products, LLC • Business Analyst, American Credit Acceptance • Account Manager at The Emory Group/ Geneologie

  43. Why Economics? • Valuable skills: • Alison said, “I hope things are going well this semester. I am enjoying my new job a great deal. I am working for a company called Destum Partners as an Analyst. I work on the financials of M&A deals and licensing deals for Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies mainly. I use lots of the econ, finance and accounting stuff I learned at Wofford every day. :)”

  44. Economics Is the 'Just Right' Liberal-Arts Major by David Colander • As an economist I like to think that economics has become so popular because of its intellectual rigor, broad appeal, andimportance to understanding the world. • Companies like to hire economics majors from liberal-arts colleges not because the students have been trained in business, but because they have a solid background in the liberal arts.

  45. Colander Cont’d • We asked students to identify majors as hard, moderate, or easy…33 percent viewed economics as hard, 3 percent said sociology was hard, 7 percent saw psychology as hard, and 13 percent thought political science was hard. • Students likely reasoned that taking a "too easy“ major would signal to potential employers that the student had chosen an easy path through college, thereby hurting their chances of being hired.

  46. Most Important Reason • Economics is fun!