Careers and Graduate Success in Economics

Economics majors find employment in diverse areas of the economy, including banking, finance, management, teaching, and government. Undergraduate economics majors have among the highest average earnings of all graduates, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some majors pursue graduate training in economics, while others pursue an MBA, law, or other advanced professional degree.

Some of our recent alumni include:

Megan Malde ’02
Commercial Loan Officer, Central Bank, Sioux City, Iowa

Eric Kerkvliet ’03
Attorney, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, Sioux Falls

Eric Gulden ’04
Assistant Trust Officer, Dorsey & Whitney Trust Company, Sioux Falls

Dustin Haber ’05
Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch, Sioux Falls

Dustin Walton ’05
Statistician at Washington Mutual, Seattle, Wash.

Nicholas Aakre ’06
Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D.C.

Michael Bonander ’06
Credit Analyst, Home Federal Savings Bank, Minneapolis, Minn.
MBA student at Carlson School of Management

Charise Hayward ‘06
Credit Analyst III, Bank of the West, Denver, Colo.

Andrew Hilgenberg ‘06
Federated Insurance, Owatonna, Minn.

Stuart Ness ‘06
Test Engineer/Computer Programmer, LodgeNet Entertainment, Sioux Falls

Carl Szabo ’06
Financial Specialist, Wachovia Bank, Dallas, Texas

Laura Doshier ’07
Medical Student at University of South Dakota

Lindsey Karlson ’07
Community Outreach Coordinator, Rural Learning Center

Matthew Kruse ’07
Student at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio


Casey Madsen ’07
Graduate Student in economics at Marquette University

Ben Hasche ’08
Cash Management, Citigroup, Sioux Falls

Drew Anderson ’09
Graduate Student in economics at University of Wisconsin