Econ Careers + Alumni

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 grad, Brandon Magliocco

Blugold working on national health care reform

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, GetYourGuide.com, Berlin, Germany
Davies Center and campus mall

Economics and Finance Alumnus: 2017 CFO of the Year

Mitch Bleske, a UWEC economics and finance graduate, recently was recognized for being the 2017 CFO of the year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Mitch's story
Victoria Udalova, '07 economics

Applied economics on a national scale

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.

Impressive career
Shawn Peterson, economics '15

Investment strategy

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.

Recent alumni success

Stay in touch with us

Don't forget to stay in touch with us in the Department of Economics, so we can share your success stories with current and future students. Feel free to email us anytime at Econ@uwec.edu with news about career changes, promotions or graduate studies. And if you are back on campus for Homecoming or an event, stop in to visit. Also, keep up with Alumni Association and Foundation at the links below. 

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