Careers and Internships

Careers and Internships

Our Grads Go Places - Economics

Chris Collins and Brianne Palmer discuss how their education at Penn State Behrend prepared them for their future. Penn State Behrend graduates go places!

​Economics Jobs

The National Association of Business Economists (NABE) conducts a biennial salary survey. Entry level salary information from the 2014 survey indicates a median base salary of $71,000 for members with a Bachelor's degree.

Who Hires Economics Majors?

Employers of recent Behrend Economics graduates include the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of Commerce, several Federal Reserve Banks, AIG, American Express Financial Advisers, Fleet Bank of New York, NBC Universal, NBNA Marketing Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the SAS Institute.

Career Planning

Penn State Behrend has a comprehensive support system to help you identify and achieve your goals for the classroom and beyond. Meet with your academic adviser often and also take advantage of the services offered by the Academic and Career Planning Center and by the Black School of Business’ Professional Development Program. You can do this beginning your first semester on campus.

Internships and Co-ops

Students in the School of Business can incorporate an internship experience into their academic program. These professional, career-related experiences in an organizational setting are valuable for a student's professional career development, and students may receive academic credit that applies to their degree program.

If you are a student looking for more information on co-op and internship listings and how to apply, please contact your advisor or the Academic and Career Planning Center.