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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Our grads are in demand

Whether entering the fields such as banking, insurance and community development or continuing on to law school, your economics degree will serve you well. Economics majors gain extremely marketable skills which land our graduates with jobs such as economists, market research analysts, financial reporters and more.   

Prepared for any uncertainty

Beyond illustrious careers, economics graduates are ready for anything that may come. With changes in politics, technology and more constantly altering job demands, the study of economics provides critical thinking and deep analysis skills valuable to a wide and varying range of fields. The skills and flexibility offered by economics means our alumni find their ideal career path and also have the ability to change that career path if needed.  

Economics alumnus gives highest marks to Blugold faculty

Econ alumnus Brandon Magliocco, '14, currently works on national health care reform, and has the highest marks for the Department of Economics at UW-Eau Claire.

Alumnus in health care reform

Where are Blugolds using their economics degrees?

  • Cost Analyst, Lavonia Tool and Blaxer, Eau Claire, WI
  • Appraiser, State of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • Consultant, Ernst & Young, Minneapolis, MN
  • Economist, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Staff Assistant, Senator Norm Coleman, Maplewood, MN
  • Mutual Funds Specialist, The Hartford, Woodbury, MN
  • Education Consultant, Denver, CO
  • Analyst, DGV Solutions LP, Minneapolis, MN
  • Area manager,, Berlin, Germany

From Blugold economics to the U.S. Census Bureau: An economics Ph.D. journey

One economics alumna has gone from her B.A. in '07 to work for the state of Wisconsin, and then to a Ph.D. in economics that has taken her work to the U.S. Census Bureau. Victoria Udalova tells us a bit about her journey after graduation.

National economist

An alumni update: Shawn Peterson, business economics '15

Did you ever want to know what it's like to be a young staffer in an investment firm? Well, now you can get a little glimpse from 2015 business econ grad Shawn Peterson.

What has this grad been up to?

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