ECON Career Panel
It was a day of opportunity for Texas A&M Economics students. On the 22nd of September, 2015, the first Career Panel designed solely for students with an ECON degree was sponsored by the A&M Career Center, along with the A&M Department of Economics.
Six well-known companies (Capital One, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Price-Waterhouse Cooper and Trenegy) sent their recruiters to participate in a panel type discussion and then interact with ECON students looking for internships and jobs. The event attracted over 100 students and despite the long lines, each and every student was able to conduct one-on-one interactions with the recruiters.
From the student’s perspective, it was a great event because it allowed them to hear firsthand what each of these companies is looking for in an employee and hand their resume to a potential employer.
From the company’s point of view, this unique opportunity to focus on ECON students allowed them to not only search for future potential employees, but to set the stage for future trips to Aggieland to recruit highly-qualified ECON students. Recruiters were overwhelmed by the amount of student interest, and some have since returned to meet with Aggies aspiring to work in the Economics field.
Both students and companies are looking forward to more events like this in the future.