After Graduation

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99% of recent Notre Dame Economics majors found full-time employment, enrolled in graduate school, entered service programs, or joined the military within six months of graduation.

Source: Notre Dame Center for Career Development's 2017 First Destination Report


80% of Economics graduates immediately go on to first jobs at a variety of top companies including: 

  • Amazon
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Citigroup
  • Ford
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defense
  • Epic
  • Facebook
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • General Electric
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nike
  • Target
  • Vanguard

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Graduate, Law, and Professional School

Upon graduation, 15% of Economics majors move directly into post-graduate education, pursuing a variety of advanced degrees. 

  • Computer science: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Economics: University of Southern California (USC), University of California, Berkeley, 
  • Fullbright teaching assistantship: Italy, Spain 
  • Law: Harvard Law School, Indiana University, William and Mary Law School, University of Virginia, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, University of Georgia
  • Medicine: Georgetown University, Western Michigan University
  • Education: Stanford
  • Public policy: The London School of Economics, University of Notre Dame
  • Biostatistics: Northwestern University


Each year, many Notre Dame students commit themselves to a year or two of volunteer service before beginning postgraduate education or entering the job market. Over the last several years, economics majors have served with a wide array of volunteer organizations.

  • Peace Corps, Cameroon
  • Teach for America, Honolulu 
  • Alliance for Catholic Education, Tampa, New Orleans, Biloxi
  • Jesuit Alumni Service Corps, St. Louis
  • Open Arms Home for Children, South Africa
  • Holy Cross Overseas Lay Ministries, Chile
  • Inner City Teaching Corps, Chicago

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Post-baccalaureate service