As a student of economics, you develop critical-thinking and decision-making skills that will be valuable in your future professional life.

Undergraduate Research

At Illinois Wesleyan, many of our students work one-on-one with our economics faculty researching topics of their mutual interest.

Seniors have the opportunity to develop independent study projects, presenting their work at local, regional and national conferences.

How to prepare for a career in economics research and consulting: Mark Israel '91, Executive Vice President of Compass Lexecon, gives advice on coursework and research activities for students interested in economics research and consulting. Learn more about Mark's career and the scholarship he started at IWU.

 

Publish Research 

Our students edit and publish two economics journals: The Park Place Economist, and the online Undergraduate Economic Review. These are two of only a few undergraduate journals of economics in the world.

Every year the department hires several of our top students as computer lab assistants, journal editors and tutors for introductory classes. The Economics Society, our student-run club, organizes a variety of extra-curricular activities for faculty and students to enjoy outside of class.

Career Connector

We have compiled over 10,000 of our alumni's career biographies and paired them with their major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. See the careers held by IWU graduates who majored in economics.