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What should i do in college to stand out to employers?

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what activities and things should i do in college so when i come out i will be irresistible to employers. i want to be a macro or micro economist. #college-bound #college-advice #collegelife #macro-economics #microeconomics

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Daria’s Answer

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Hi Benjamin. It's great that you're already looking for ways to make yourself stand out and that you have a goal in mind! I would recommend getting involved in a student organization and taking on a leadership position there. Perhaps your college has an Economics club or a business organization that would allow you to network with other students and potential employers. I also agree that you should try to get an internship or something like that while you're still in college. It will give you experience that employers are looking for and also let you try out the field of work you want to go into. And of course don't forget to keep your grades up and learn relevant skills in your classes. Additionally, I would suggest you keep an open mind as far as your career choice goes. It's really great that you already have an idea of what you want to do, but you never know what else might catch your attention. I started out as a Business Economics major and after taking a required Accounting class in my 2nd year, I ended up loving Accounting and switching my major to it (and now I love my job as a CPA). And I've heard many stories of successful professionals who went into college with a completely different career in mind than what they actually chose in the end.

Daria recommends the following next steps:

  • Find out which student organizations your college has (or colleges you're considering).

Kelsey’s Answer

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I highly recommend looking for internships, jobs, or anything that will get you experience in your chosen field. You may need to start with something unpaid to get an experience, or look for shadow opportunities to get your foot in the door.

Sia’s Answer

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Beyond internships and leadership roles in student organizations, I would say network and maintain relationships. Talk to campus recruiters, your econ professors, etc. get your name out there so that if anything pops up they automatically think of you.