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Is Economics the right major for me?  If you are a high school senior considering Cornell, or a prospective transfer from another college or university, take a look at the pages concerning our Economics major, course offerings, and opportunities for research to get an idea of what our undergraduate program can offer you.
Class of 2017 Undergraduate Report
To provide a sense of what our majors do immediately after commencement, we conducted a survey.  Out of 188 January 2017, May 2017, and August 2017 graduates, 168 responded to the survey (89.36% of the graduating class). 
Of these respondents 77.38% said they were employed or obtaining further schooling.  Here is the breakdown by the type of employment and type of further schooling:
22.31% in Finance
27.69% in Consulting
13.08% in Banking
9.23% in Another Business Field
1.54% at a Not for Profit Organization
1.54% in Government
11.54% are Attending Graduate School
3.08% are Attending Law School
1.54% are Attending Medical School
8.45% stated “Other”
Of the students attending graduate school, some of the degrees they will pursue include:
PhD in Economics
PhD in Operation Research and Financial Engineering
Master of Accounting
Master of Business
Master of Computational Social Science
Master of Engineering in Operations
Master of Finance
Master of Financial Engineering
Master of Professional Studies in Information Science
Master of Public Administration
Of the students attending graduate school, some of the institutions they will attend include:
Boston University
City University London
Columbia University
Cornell University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
University of Chicago
University of Texas at Austin 
Of the students who are employed, some of the companies and organizations they will be working for include:
21 X Media Group
A.T. Kearney
Amazon (Alexa, Software Development)
American Eagle Outfitters
American Express
Analysis Group
Aon Hewitt Actuarial Consulting
Axtria: Data Analytics Consulting
Bain & Company
Bank of America Merill Lynch
Capital One
CEB: Best Practice Insights and Techonology
City Year
Clad Network, Inc
ClearBridge Compensation Group
Cornell Investment Office
Cornerstone Research
Credit Suisse
D.E. Shaw & Co.
Deutsche Bank
Elmcore Group
Fortuna Auction
Goldman Sachs
Graham Partners
Green Street Advisors
Group One Trading
Guggenheim Investment Banking
Highgate Hotels
Houlihan Lokey
Indus Valley Parnters
JP Morgan
Kroll Bond Rating Agency
Macquarie Group
Mizuho Bank
NERA (National Economic Research Associates)
Nomura S&T
RBC Investment Banking
TD Ameritrade
The Boston Consulting Group
The Brattle Group
The Dui Hua Foundation
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The Federal Reserve Bank of D.C.
USAA – Federal Savings Bank
Wells Fargo
ZS Associates

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