Career News

Thursday, September 20, 2018

By Andy Meeks

Imagine, for a moment, how much time a day you spend uninterrupted with family members. Got it? Now go ahead and double it. That, friends, is roughly how much time every single day the average Netflix user spends bingeing... [...]

Monday, September 17, 2018

Interview invitations should really come with a warning: Strong feelings of excitement changing suddenly into dread are imminent upon receiving this invitation. 

Career counselors (and yes, I’m guilty of this, too) will frequently say, “Oh... [...]

Monday, September 17, 2018


  1. Spend a few hours learning everything you can about the company—from as many sources as you can. Talk to friends and contacts, read current news releases, and, yes, spend some time on Google. Often, candidates just look at... [...]
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Some would argue that it’s easier to write a novel than it is to craft an effective cover letter opening. In a cover letter, so much hinges on one paragraph: your intro needs to successfully hook the viewer and compel them to keep reading, market... [...]

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wouldn't it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next job interview?

While we unfortunately can't read minds,... [...]

Register for Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference

Friday, August 24, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 IIT Stuart - Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference at IIT Stuart School of Business in Downtown Chicago, IL. The conference will feature speakers and panelists from leading trading firms, banks, and hedge... [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Q: What’s So Special about This Article?
A: There are several potential employers included, which were sources of information for the piece. How many can you find?

A sustainable economic recovery is getting harder to dispute. Read... [...]

Register for Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference

Friday, August 24, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018

We are pleased to invite you to the 2018 IIT Stuart - Princeton Fintech and Quant Conference at IIT Stuart School of Business in Downtown Chicago, IL. The conference will feature speakers and panelists from leading trading firms, banks, and hedge... [...]

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Credit Suisse Research Institute (CSRI) Academy Challenge is underway and we didn’t want your candidates to... [...]

Thursday, July 12, 2018


June 8, 2016

A summer internship can be a great way to build your future in the adult workforce – or it can be a big disappointment. Are... [...]

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Vincent Tsui for HBR

Around 75% of college students, at some point, work in an internship. These... [...]

Thursday, June 7, 2018

One of the more common behavioral interview questions is “Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker... [...]

Thursday, June 7, 2018

An extremely common interview question these days is some form of "What sets you apart from the rest of the candidates for this job?" Other incarnations of this question include "Why should we hire you?" and "What makes you so different from all... [...]

Thursday, June 7, 2018

One of the more common interview questions these days, especially for entry-level positions, is some form of "Why do you want to work for us?" Other forms of this question include "What attracts you to our firm?" and "What about our firm excites... [...]

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When it comes to writing or updating your resume, you know you should include your relevant work history, education, and ... [...]


Friday, April 6, 2018


by Sarah Steenrod


While it seems like just yesterday (okay, so more like 13 years ago) I was an intern at Neiman Marcus in Las... [...]


Thursday, April 5, 2018

"So… being an introvert does NOT mean you don’t have social skills. As career development folks, we all know this, right? Right. However, it does mean that for many of us, being around lots of people at one time can be draining. I am what you... [...]

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

"The deal is the toast of the season globally. But do you know who advised Facebook? The logical answers would be Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and DeutscheBank, etc. Surprisingly, it’s a firm called Allen & Company." -... [...]

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

"Networking. Just seeing the word is enough to make your palms sweaty and your mouth dry. When someone brings up the idea, you begin looking for a way to escape. But networking is essential to advancing in your career." - Karyn Mullins

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Friday, February 9, 2018

2010 economics alumnus Alex Turowski is the new Partner Success Lead at New Engen in Seattle, Washington. What does this... [...]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

"The majority of applications for many jobs never get seen by a human. If you've ever submitted an application through a company's website, there's a strong chance that your resume was screened—and likely rejected—by an automated system. Here are... [...]

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The ECO and nine students trekked to the NYC area over Winter Break to visit two power-house firms run by economics majors. First we visited private equity firm Kelso in Manhattan followed by a visit to W&P Design in Greenpoint, NYC an urban-... [...]

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Over the Shoulder has been helping put smartphone-based qualitative into the toolkit of qualitative researchers and insight seekers for almost nine years now. We’re often asked by clients to list the biggest tips and “watch-outs” that smartphone... [...]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Have you ever felt like a fish out of water at a job? 

You don't fit in, you don't feel the vibe, and you know that these aren't your people. Whatever you do, you don't feel welcome, and you can't do anything right. Your co-workers don't... [...]

Thursday, October 26, 2017

"In a recent Exchanges at Goldman Sachs podcast, Goldman president and co-COO David Solomon offers some rather... [...]


Friday, October 20, 2017

by Samantha McGurgan

Congratulations—you got the offer! This is cause for a celebration! Except…why are you experiencing the sinking feeling of dread? You may feel obligated to accept the offer because you already invested... [...]

Monday, October 9, 2017

"Brian Tracy describes sales as the "ultimate default career." By that, he means that many people get into ... [...]

Monday, October 2, 2017

"The irony of job search advice: There’s so much available that you don’t have to spend more than four seconds Googling before you land on some nugget of wisdom or another." - Jenny Foss

Click... [...]

Monday, October 2, 2017

"When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should you be following? And... [...]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"You put together a solid resume and cover letter, and you’ve just been called in for an interview. If you’re like most job seekers, you may be thinking you’ll just throw on a decent outfit that morning, show up on time, and wing it. That’s fine... [...]

Monday, September 18, 2017
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"It’s terrifying to know that the person you’re speaking to is weighing your every word—and could hold the power to change your future. This is why interviews can be so stressful, and why sometimes it can be hard not to blurt out the first thing... [...]

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

"These days, we do lots of things online. While this saves us a lot of time, it also demands more focus and concentration on our part. With all the distractions the internet offers, you may want to use some effective time management tools to... [...]

Monday, August 7, 2017

"Every year, Vault surveys thousands of investment banking professionals, asking them to tell us about life at their firms. We ask... [...]

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"You feel nervous about your career stories, and the fact that you have to tell stories in interviews drives you bananas. You're not sure whether your stories are even any good. You don't know if what you did was even that special." -Natalie... [...]

Sunday, July 2, 2017

"Receiving an invitation for a job interview can be an exciting time – especially after you’ve been job-searching for a while.

Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to kill off all your chances of getting a job by saying just a few wrong words... [...]

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"One of your top priorities as a job candidate should be to end your interview with a power punch – something that’ll make you stand out and show your enthusiasm. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s hard to do, especially when so many interviews end... [...]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

"If you're the analytical type, fascinated by the world around you, then an economics major might be a good choice for you. A degree in ... [...]

Friday, May 26, 2017

One week Business Lab in D.C. for Majors!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Meet Alumni Next Week!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Goldman Sachs, Alibaba, Think Tanks and Non-profits - Read on!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"I am often engaged to speak about innovation and strategy… not in an academic sort of way, people want to know how I took an idea and turned it into reality. One thing (unfortunately) that we do know is that most start-up businesses never reach... [...]

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another Career Fair Approaches! New Job Postings! Economics Career Forum!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

""For students who may be thinking about federal jobs and wondering how the hiring freeze impacts them, we want to highlight a few key points. The hiring freeze remains in place, with a longer-term plan to reduce the size of the federal... [...]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"If you’ve heard a lot about “soft skills” lately, it’s at least partly because employers want you to develop them. According to our Global Recruiting Trends study here at LinkedIn, more employers are rolling out “soft skills assessments” to test... [...]

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Networking Programs! New Job Postings! Economics Career Forum!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Return from Winter Break Edition




Friday, January 20, 2017

"My bet is anyone born during the 1970s likely does it at least 10 times a day. Anyone born during the 1980s likely does it at least 20 times a day. And anyone born after 1990 probably has no clue that they do it close to 100 times a day. What I'... [...]

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

In his landmark 1985 book, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, famed author and educator Peter Drucker wrote about an entrepreneurial society and its impact on economic development. “Entrepreneurship rests on a theory of economy and society... [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Data Can Be Romantic! Volunteering: Good for your Heart!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"You've heard it before: The best way to land a new job is through networking and making connections... [...]

Monday, January 9, 2017

Tips on how to more persuasively communicate your skills and accomplishments to impress interviewers: http://... [...]

Friday, January 6, 2017

"You've heard it before: The best way to land a new job is through networking and making connections... [...]

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Thursday, December 22, 2016

"Hiring managers rarely have the time or resources to look at each résumé closely, and they typically spend about six seconds on their initial fit/no fit decision. If you want to pass that test, you need to have some solid qualifications — and... [...]

Monday, November 7, 2016

Quick Job Search Tips and Just a Few Events!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Opportunities off the Beaten Path

Recruiting Timeline

Monday, October 24, 2016

How to Navigate a Career Fair PowerPoint, Events, M.S. in Commerce Info Session, and this week's ECO alumni guest, Jeff Hansen!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Job Postings from Alumni, Events, and this week an ... [...]

Monday, October 17, 2016

"Today, Vault released its annual ranking of the 50 Most Prestigious Internships. This year, the ranking was based on a survey of more... [...]

Monday, October 10, 2016

Resources Galore! Upcoming Events!

Monday, October 3, 2016

This newsletter from the ECO includes jobs and internships for economics majors, events, and workshops!


Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Read about 10 jobs that match up with many of the skills Economics majors are equipped with:

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"We all know the question is coming: So tell me a little about yourself.

Here’s the funny thing: even though we’re expecting it, most of us don’t feel fully prepared to respond. How can this question seem like a no-brainer, but... [...]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Learn tips on how to prepare for any 'surprise' question in an interview:... [...]

Friday, September 23, 2016

Part 1 of two articles on starting the career search as an Economics major, written by Professor Bill Conerly.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Part 2 of two articles for Economics majors, written by Professor Bill Conerly.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"University of Virginia graduate Dato' Chevy Beh envisions his startup, BookDoc, transforming health care in Asia just as tech behemoth Amazon has transformed retail around the world.

BookDoc, which Beh founded in Malaysia in 2015, offers... [...]

Monday, September 19, 2016

This week's newsletter is loaded with opportunities for economics majors, curated specifically for you!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Updates from the ECO with Jobs, Events, and Workshops!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Updates from the ECO with Jobs, Events, and Workshops!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Awesome events and job postings for econ majors! This week's prep programs for Career Fairs!

ARTICLE - Choosing a Career Path: A Collegiate Perspective

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

This is a guest piece... [...]

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Economics Internship and Job Search Basics Workshops - Now open!

Monday, August 22, 2016

See tips on how to maintain the professional connections you make through your internship.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

 Job and Internship Search Basics Pre-reqisite Workshop Sign-up is Open!

Friday, August 12, 2016

How to plan your networking strategy.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Graduate school interviews can be a nerve wracking process. Learn how to impress from this helpful article.

Friday, August 12, 2016

How do you use college to learn how to be an entrepreneur? For the student looking to launch a company after graduation, the answers to the typical questions—where do you go to school,... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Read about how one company in Japan is encouraging it's employees to make healthy changes to improve their productivity. (you may need to log into Handshake to access this article). 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Useful tips for making the best first impression in the business world.


Friday, August 12, 2016
Check out, a new tool created by students from the London School of Economics to follow systemically important conversations and events. Students felt overwhelmed when... [...]
Friday, August 12, 2016

It's easy to rely on Spellcheck, but you might be surprised by how many grammatical and spelling mistakes it can miss.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Large companies are hiring recruits first then assigning a job role to them later. Review the insightful comments at the bottom of the articles.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Is it possible to have a Tech career with a Liberal arts degree? Yes it is!

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Must-Read for Job Seekers from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Friday, August 12, 2016

A former Morgan Stanley intern, Ellen Jin, turned full-time Credit Risk Analyst talks about her experience with finding an internship and how she worked her way up to where she is now!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Venture capital interviews aren’t tricky. Generally, there are no brainteasers or case questions. A VC interview is a chance for venture capitalists to get a sense of you, the same way they do when meeting with entrepreneurs. That’s how venture... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Julia Devlin, a former lecturer in the Economics department at UVA and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, looks at the relationship between water scarcity and economic growth in the Middle East and Africa. Her article can be found at... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tips on how to write a cover letter that could attract potential employers.

Note: Consider the source, the hiring norms of the industry and organization you are looking to enter, and also double check with a career advisor if you have any ... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Test Your IQ (International Quotient) to See If Working Abroad Is for You

Thinking about working overseas? Take this quiz to see if it working abroad is for you. (You may need to log into Handshake to access this article... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Factors to consider when negotiating your salary.

What Can I Do with an Economics Major?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wondering what you can do with a major in Economics?  Find out here!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Be prepared to discuss Brexit in your next interview. The question will surely come up and you will want to be fully prepared to discuss it knowledgeably. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Vault recently released its Top Internship Rankings for 2016. These included a... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Matt Chingos and Beth Akers from The Brookings Institution, who participated in an Econmics Career Office panel in 2013, have published their piece about student debt.  You may find the piece in its entirety... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

This article offers terrific advice about searching for jobs and internships overseas.

When reading the “Consider the Possibilities” section, keep in mind that many countries abroad have U.Va. alumni... [...]

Friday, August 12, 2016

Article on: Are You a Parachute Counselor, by Dick Bolles 

This article captures the essence of the book and students may want to read it independently, or follow up by checking out the book in its entirety.

Corporate Economists Are Hot Again

Friday, August 12, 2016

Corporate Economists are Hot Again

From The Wall Street Journal
By Bob Tita
Updated Feb. 27, 2014 6:01 p.m. ET

The number of private-sector economists has surged 57% as U.S. firms look for help... [...]

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

"Managers and employees don’t always see eye to eye. Fast Companyuncovered a wide gap in the way each group ... [...]

Saturday, August 9, 2014

"Tough interview questions are supposed to challenge job candidates and make them think on their feet.

This could make the typical job interview "the most harrowing forty-five minutes of your life," writes Vicky Oliver in her book "... [...]