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According to the Boston Globe "Employers are putting a premium on communication, leadership, research and analytical skills," which it notes, are more likely to be gained by the strong liberal arts graduate.
Formal job market surveys indicate that Economics majors typically receive higher starting salaries than do graduates in less quantitative social sciences or the humanities.
The Economics Department has a strong internship program which relies on a broad network of contacts with firms across the Boston area that have been developed over many years.
Each semester the Economics Liaison and Economics Department sponsor a career night which brings alums back to speak to our current majors. In addition, the department has put together a database of Simmons alums willing to help current students.