We have meetings with a number of public sector and private sector executives about job requirements. Surprisingly, they all agree that they want students with a broad educational background and good writing skills, who can analyze problems and pick up new material rapidly. Additionally, some mathematical literacy and computer knowledge is extremely valuable in the workplace. We believe an economics major can prepare students well for these challenges. With a bachelor’s degree you are likely to ultimately have a job where a multitude of skills will be necessary.