The Department of Economics provides a host of unique resources and opportunities, specifically designed to boost your future career prospects. They include:
As part of your Degree, you will have the opportunity to include a placement year, giving you invaluable workplace experience in readiness for your life beyond education. The Department will work closely with you to ensure you find the best possible placement, in line with your future career aspirations. The proximity of the University of Essex to London ensures that you will be able to access the wealth of employment opportunities available within the capital.
Students from the Department have recently undertaken placements in high profile companies such as:
- Goldman Sachs
- Greater Anglia
We want to ensure our graduates receive the very best employment offers. To help you achieve this, we host mock interview panels and provide you with critical feedback in preparation for and tailored to your specific job interviews. This programme has been carefully designed to ensure you are able to compete with confidence, giving you the competitive edge in an increasingly fierce job market.
The Economics Society:
The Economics Society is a lively student-led organisation which hosts weekly events such as talks, dinners, and meetings. Talks are given by alumni to students of all levels, enabling you to learn directly from employers about specific jobs, sectors, and careers. Following each talk, you will have the chance to meet and interact with our guest speakers in a small group setting. This unique networking opportunity will enable you to gain valuable face-to-face time with high-quality employers.
The Economics Society also organises its own seminar series in which current students give talks and respond to questions. These events will enable you to hone your public speaking skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
The Employability Advisory Group:
Our Employability Advisory Group is comprised of a network of alumni who work closely with the Department, constantly advising us on how best to shape our teaching programme to improve career prospects for current students. This group also provides a source of alumni mentorship for our students.
The UK Data Archive:
The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is located within the University of Essex and is home to the the UK's largest digital collection of social sciences and population research data from the past 50 years. The UKDA provides researchers and students with training and support to access and utilise the data housed here. Students of the Department of Economics are able to access this unique and valuable resource.