Job Search Resources for Economics Majors (Master List)

Internship, Job Search, and Graduate School Resources

Handshake – A career services software system exclusively for the use of U.Va. students

  • Make appointments with advisors, register for events and workshops, apply for jobs both on Grounds and off Grounds, and review dozens of career-related resources.

The Economics Department's ECO website

University of Virginia Career Center - U.Va.’s central career services office; be sure to update your profile in your Handshake account to access job listings, see events, and join workshops
  • Handshake - U.Va.’s main job listing service. Looking for a job or internship? Register on Handshake (if you haven’t already done so), and upload your resume!
    • Create Job Alerts through Handshake
    • - free through your Handshake account. Vault is the premier website for career search advice for college students. Create Job Alerts through
  • Interfolio - U.Va.‘s partner to help with managing letters of recommendation
U.Va. Alumni Association Resources – available to you now
Other Resources
Self-Assessments to Evaluate Your Skills, Interests, Values 
Databases and Online Informational Resources
American Economic Association  - a nonpartisan association dedicated to furthering economic research
Careers in Consulting Topics: General Career Search, Job Listings, Finance and Banking (and see Handout by this name.)
For International Students: Tips from Cornell University and Immihelp (Database of sponsoring companies)
Hoovers - A powerful database of employer information including industry, size, key players and senior leaders, competitors, and recent news (you must be logged into a U.Va. server to access Hoovers from this link.) - A useful tool and primer for jobs in Economics. Types of work and salaries are broken down by specialty.
LinkedIn – Create a LinkedIn account so that you may network with U.Va. alumni and others who are in fields of interest to you. By creating a LinkedIn Profile, you will have access to thousands of potential contacts. Also, you may be recruited by firms as well. LinkedIn also has a diverse jobs and an internships database. UCS offers workshops in creating your LinkedIn profile.
            LinkedIn Student Jobs
            Creating your profile
JPAL Database of international development jobs related to the alleviation of poverty. Most positions are related to economics and involve research, data analysis, and field work., a new tool created by students from the London School of Economics to follow systemically important conversations and events. Students felt overwhelmed when trying to access the topics, debates, and current events in the global economy due to the thousands of voices in the blogosphere and news continuously posting and updating. Thus, the creation of MacroDigest. Macrodigest clusters information and analysis on everything moving the global economy.  Students will get a lot out of the home page because it provides a simple yet comprehensive look on both breaking and trending systemically important news while showcasing more nuanced debates happening within the economics world.
National Association for Business Economics - Includes profiles of people who use economics in their work. Find out how they got started in their careers, and check out some of the other features of the website that can help you in your career. Economics – news and commentary
Job Search Tools and Internship Listings
American Finance Association – jobs database and other information – a new type of job search resource, with space to create on online portfolio Many employers are on the West Coast and in the technology sector. Started by an MIT graduate who worked as a McKinsey consultant.
DevEx – comprehensive resource for anyone interested in a career in international development. DevEx includes jobs, webinars, briefings on ongoing international events, and access to many other resources
Econ Jobs – job alerts from academia, government, and private sector opportunities
efinancialcareers – job posting database for financial services careers. Many are for senior hires, but this is an excellent research tool in finding organizations that may be of interest.
For undergraduate research opportunities:
Go Government – one stop shopping to help you find and apply for government jobs
Internships at Fortune 500 companies -
JOE - Job Openings for Economists, provided by the American Economic Association
Management Consulted - The leadine resource on all-things about management consulting, created by U.Va. alum Jenny Rae Le Roux (resumes, interviews, case studies, job postings)
Edge - Want to start up a company or work for a start-up? Edge connects college students with opportunities with start-ups and how to build one including training and guidance to find the right opportunity for you with online tutorials and real classes.
Pathways – government careers for students and recent graduates – lists of programs for Interning Abroad
The Riley Guide – jobs database that also includes lists of job banks for all 50 states
Vault Career Insider's Guides - access through your CAVLInk account for descriptions of industries, sectors, employers, and job postings
For International Students