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I started as a business student who was taking required Economics courses for an
Econ minor to become an Econ major, and now I’ve been admitted to a graduate
program in Economics because of what I learned from all the professors and other
people I met in the Economics Department at IUP. From opportunity cost to the
current financial crisis, I learned to see the world from a different angle and
I’m ready to make a difference for this world
— Wanzhi Li ’09, Associate, Corporate Development, TransPerfect
The Department of Economics at IUP fully prepared me for my job as an economic
analyst. The job requirement stated two–five years experience needed, but my
undergraduate work at IUP was impressive enough for an offer!
— Shannon Stare ’07, Economic analyst, Association of American
Economics is probably the most versatile discipline. The analytical frameworks
developed in economics have been applied to nearly every aspect of human
behavior and decision-making. As such, economists are some of the most
influential figures in shaping key national and global policies, including
climate change, free trade, energy, and health care. Majoring in economics
provides a versatile set of tools to understand and analyze human behavior and
public policy issues in almost any area of interest.
— Chris Krahe ’07, Associate Analyst, S&P Public Finance,
Economics is not just a discipline; it's a method through which to see the
world. The analytical skills economics imparts prepare the students of today to
confront the challenges of tomorrow. At IUP, the Economics Department guided me
through some of the basic tools of economics. In doing so, the department
prepared me to succeed in my post-IUP endeavors.
— Neil Meredith ’06, PhD candidate, University of Georgia
I'm so thankful I majored in economics at IUP. The faculty were supportive every
step of the way—from principles of macroeconomics to advanced econometrics to
helping me plan my future. In my current position as a college professor and
assistant director of a polling firm, I use the skills I learned at IUP on a
daily basis. Everything I know about mentoring students and effective teaching I
learned from the IUP Economics faculty.
— Dr. Mileah Kromer ’03, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Elon University Poll, Elon University, N.C.
The key thing that I learned from my IUP Economics days was the ability to
analyze situations more closely, which I use in my job every day in the Money
— Alex Kline ’83, Vice President, Wealth Management Group, Huntington
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