2007 Major: BS, Economics and BA, History
Currently: Director Content Strategy, Seeking Alpha (based in Israel, works remotely from Spain)
"I work in financial media/tech, so the econ background is helpful. It's not often that I literally use information from my work. I recall Professor Fullenkamp's class from time to time, and he was my favorite professor in the department, but beyond looking at financial statements I don't remember much of the specifics. So it makes me conversant in the topic, but most of the industry level knowledge came later."
"I think I could have gone deeper in my study of the field as a whole. I'm conversant, and I enjoyed for example Professor Goodwin's class on the Uses of Economics, but I don't think I applied myself enough to achieve mastery. While I think it's relevant to have econometrics and some fluency in statistical analysis, I think the theoretical aspects are more important. It's possible to learn the mathematical applications (for example how to analyze a balance sheet, how to value a firm) after college. I would have liked to study more behavioral economics. I had a nagging sense about the presumption of rationality being a little flawed, but an academic framework to study that would have been helpful."