Vir Anand (Class of 2012)
Analyst, Susquehanna International Group
Andy Butler (Class of 2006)
Associate Director Global Purchases, Procter & Gamble
The Economics program at Carnegie Mellon prepared me for my career in so many. Certainly the academic rigor and curriculum, which put me at a competitive advantages versus my peers...but I've also come to appreciate how the close-knit student community, the overall academic philosophy, and the constant push to get better every day helped shape my principles and foundational beliefs after graduation. The Economics program prepared me for success both intellectually and emotionally. -
Doug Heckmann (Class of 2013)
Investment Manager, LH Ventures
The Undergraduate Economics Program at CMU's Tepper School of Business stands out among undergraduate programs by promoting a curriculum that is technical and rigorous. I found this, combined with a faculty that is deeply invested in student success, to be an ideal environment to foster intellectual and personal growth. The Undergraduate Economics Program provided me with four years of practice solving difficult problems and with a set of hard skills which I have relied on while tackling unfamiliar challenges as an entrepreneur and while working in different high tech fields.
Andre Tartar (Class of 2009)
Economic Data Editor, Bloomberg News
While the Tepper Undergraduate Economics program's inter-disciplinary approach to exploring and studying how markets and economies work was what drew me in, what I most treasured was the tireless support of my advisor in crafting a truly personal education plan—in my case that involved pursuing a separate Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences as well as spending an entire year abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This well-rounded experience is what inspired me to seek out a career in data journalism in New York, where I apply the analytical skills I acquired at Tepper to tell the important economic, business and political stories changing the world.
Angel Wang (Class of 2009)
MDP Analytics Manager, Deloitte
Jillian Ward (Class of 2016)
AVP, Markets - Credit Client Strategy, Barclays Investment Bank
Professors used to say “if you can do this, you can do anything”. As a TA in behavioral economics I too nudged my students that it wasn’t just about the theorem and its applications but cultivating the crucial ability to think quickly and solve problems effectively. The academic rigor of the econ program undoubtedly sets students on the path toward professional success. Success that can only be amplified by taking advantage of the resources of the program: study abroad, assist in and/or lead research, volunteer (shout-out to Moneythink CMU), and chat with your friendly faculty advisors, Carol & Kathleen. Get involved, meet people, and have fun!