Economics Trip

What can you do with an economics major?

Considering a major in economics but not sure what to do with it? Maybe you've already declared your major, but you're not quite sure how to apply the classroom knowledge to a professional setting. Join us for a two-day trip to Washington D.C. over Reading Days to learn more about careers in economics. The bus leaves for D.C. on Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. and arrives back in Lexington on Friday, October 13 at 10 p.m.

You'll network with alumni, get leads on internships and jobs and enjoy two days of site visits to federal agencies, public interest groups, lobbying firms, not-for-profits, media outlets and think tanks.

This trip is open to all undergraduate students but is especially appropriate to those who are considering or have already declared a major in economics. The cost is $500, which includes transportation, lodging and possibly a networking reception. Students are responsible for covering all other meals on their own. A small number of opportunity grants are available for students who demonstrate financial need.

The application deadline for the 2017 Economics Trip has passed.

This program is co-sponsored by Career and Professional Development and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics. Please contact Lauren Jensen, Director of Experiential Programming, at (540) 458-8604 or ljensen@wlu.edu with questions.