and Major Planning
What to Do and When to Do It
Before Junior Year
- Take basic courses in microeconomics
and macroeconomics to determine your level of interest and possible areas
for further study.
- Consider an internship. You
will be receiving notification about internship possibilities and the Internship
Fair. You may want to contact the economics internship coordinator, Dr. Bruce Brunton,
or the College of Business Academic Services Center, about internship
Beginning of Senior Year
- Prepare a resume and plan a
job search in consultation with JMU Career Services and economics faculty.
Fall Semester, Senior Year
- Check interview schedules on
a regular basis and sign up for appropriate interviews.
- Send your resume off-campus
to selected employers, particularly those who have hired JMU students
- Take graduate admissions
tests (GRE or GMAT, for example) if you are considering graduate school.
Spring Semester, Senior Year
- Continue to check interview
- Update your resume.
- Follow up on interviews.
- Notify the economics
department when you accept a job offer, so we can help you celebrate!