How I Got This Job: Meetings with Recent Econ Alumni

Program Description and Format:

The How I Got This Job series brings together a small group of students with guest speakers (alumni, faculty, or other professionals) to discuss our special guests’ careers in an informal setting. Our guests are asked to share their career-related stories and ultimately answer how their UVA experience helped them in their career.  Guests also include alumni, who are in graduate school under the banner "How I Got into Grad School."

Students are asked to consider questions to pose to the ECO guests. The program is meant to be relaxed and candid. A moderator starts off the conversation. 


  • Share information about jobs in a specific field and what to consider in entering this field (preparation for entry, barriers to entry, job search process, tactical strategies for entry). 
  • Establish connections between alumni in career areas that economics majors may pursue.
  • Provide students access to practitioners and for practitioners to meet our economics students and engage with the department.