Skip to main content
MBA Admissions Strategy
Call Number: e-book
Publication Date: 2010
"This book focuses on the essay writing process and includes a writing toolbox which has been adapted to meet the specific needs of MBA applicants"
Great Jobs for Economics Majors
Call Number: HF5382.5.U5 C25196 (Geisel 6th fl)
Publication Date: 2006
An 'oldie but goodie,' Great Jobs for Economics Majors can help you choose the right career out of the myriad possibilities at your disposal. It provides detailed profiles of careers in your field along with the basic skills necessary to begin a focused job search.
Getting a Ph.D. in Economics
Call Number: JSTOR e-book
Publication Date: 2014
Considering a graduate degree in economics? Good choice: the twenty-first-century financial crisis and recession have underscored the relevance of experts who know how the economy works, should work, and could work. However, Ph.D. programs in economics are extremely competitive, with a high rate of attrition and a median time of seven years to completion. Also, economic professions come in many shapes and sizes, and while a doctoral degree is crucial training for some, it is less beneficial for others. This book is designed to meet the specific needs of aspiring and matriculating graduate students of economics. The author provides insight to equip students and prospective students with the tools to make the most of their graduate experience and to give them an edge in an increasingly competitive field.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
Classic titles are:
Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
This ProQuest site includes coverage of WSJ Eastern Edition, 1984-present; WSJ Online, 2010-present; and WSJ: The Magazine, 2011-present. This PQ version has a powerful and precise search engine for finding specific items or topics.
Selected websites for exploring careers in economics/career paths with an economics major:
American Economic Association:
UCSD Career Center, and:
you have two other great campus resources available to you
UCSD Career Services is for all UCSD Students, and their site contains two high interest resources for this career interest: Vault's Career Insider and Going Global.
Resources from Rady Career Connections
MBA students have access to additional content for career exploration, job hunting and interview prep.