- Precisely examine, analyze and interpret data
- Gather economic data & perform statistical analysis & modelling
- Knowledge of economic theory and econometrics
- Critical thinking
- Research & investigative skills
- Manipulate numerical data
- Knowledge of statistical procedures
- Proficient in oral & written communications
- Interest in economic & fiscal trends
- Write clear and concise financial reports/statements
- Apply quantitative analysis
- Assess needs, define problems & evaluate goals
- Analyze the multiple facets of a problem & identify what is important
- Sound decision-making
- Evaluate policies
- Active listening
- Explain complex concepts & theories
- Relate theory to practice
- History of economic theory, history, practices and trends
SAMPLE JOB TITLES
- Actuarial Science
- Bank Research Analyst
- Banks/Savings Institutions
- Business Credit/Loan Administrator
- Chartered Accountant
- Colleges /Universities
- Commodities Trader
- Economic Development Officer
- Financial Analyst
- Foreign Correspondent
- Insurance Agent/Broker
- International Trade Specialist
- Investment Advisor
- Investment Banking Analyst
- Labour Unions
- Market Research Analyst
- Operations Research Analyst
- Provincial/Federal Government Securities
- Public Policy Analyst
- Purchasing Agent/Buyer
- Tax Economist
- Non-profit Sector
- Programmer (TV/Radio)
- Public Relations
- Careerspace Website - Extensive career development and work search information including tools, links, strategies and assessments.
- Trent University Student Job Board - Look for on- and off-campus opportunities.
- Career Resources on myTrent - Access the following resources through myTrent>Support>Careerspace
- Career Cruising and TypeFocus - Free self-assessments that connect your interests and personality to your career.
- My World Abroad - Provides information, strategies, and tips for anyone considering going abroad for work, study or travel.
- Career Counselling and Résumé Critiques - Get feedback in a one-on-one appointment.
- Career and Work Search Workshops - Register through the Events Calendar.
- Events and Fairs - Your opportunity to meet and network with employers and recruiters on campus.
Professional Associations & Societies
Professional associations and societies can be effective exploration resources as they provide information about careers, job boards, events and professional development opportunities. These groups can be used for networking, so become familiar with them!
- Canadian Economics Association
- Canadian Association for Business & Economics
- Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
- Enactus Canada
- American Economic Association
- National Association for Business Economics
- The Econometric Society
Opportunities - Internships, Careers, Government Programs
- Trent University Student Job Board
- Export Development Canada
- AIESEC Canada Global Internship Programs
- Resources for Economists on the Internet
- Ontario Internship Program
- Job Openings for Economists
- The Economist
- Career Edge
- Services for Youth
- Federal Government Jobs
- Provincial Government Jobs
- Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
- CanadaOne Directory
- Charity Village
- Economics at Trent University - Courses, resources, program faculty, and more department information.
- Trent Community Research Centre - Students are matched with local organizations to assist with research, planning and other community development projects for course credit.
- Trent University Student Organizations - Get involved in groups that will contribute to learning new skills & gaining a variety of experience.
Learn about career paths, seek guidance from people working in diverse professions and industries, and develop your network.
- Networking, Mentoring and Informational Interviewing - Careerspace has workshops and one-on-one appointments to help you develop your network.
- Alumni Programming - Careerspace can help you connect with Trent alumni in your field. Contact us for details and information about special events with alumni.