Answered by Monica, Hiring Expert at Emerson, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Jobs related to Economics:
Check out www.usajobs.gov
website, from there do a search on "economics" or "analyst" or a search word that matches your career interest. Once you receive our search results, look to the Top Filters menu on the right and select Students & Recent Graduates filter. This is a great site for government jobs that are allocated specifically for students and recent grads.
Also, if you have specific industries or companies that you dream of working at, check out their individual career sites and see if they have internship or entry level opportunities. Follow them on social media too, use the info to find out when they are opening new divisions and/or locations. Basically, for entry level jobs, don't wait for the job to be posted, keep a watchful eye on that company or that industry you love and get ready to pounce at the right time for an opportunity. If the company of your dreams is small, start networking with the people running the place. Sometimes small companies need to hear from you - the econ expert - that they need someone with your skill set to help them succeed. Which reminds me, keep up with your own practice as well, be in the know so you're armed with knowledge and facts when a networking opportunity or an interview comes out of the blue.
Your GPA and chairman roles are testament that you are not just waiting idle until graduation to take your career seriously. Your resume and cover letter need to testify to that, so make sure your info shows results-driven information, not just tactical and clerical skills (which should be there too). e.g. What did the board accomplish with your support and guidance. Did you achieve any individual accomplishments and/or team accomplishments while in such role? Etc.
Finally - don't give up, ever! The right job for you is out there. All of those jobs that are not a good fit for either you or the other organization now are opening the path for you to find "the one" - that job that will do you and the company right. So, glass half full is the only way to ride the job search wave otherwise you will be allowing negativity to soak up all of your accomplishments and second guess your decision making. Stay positive, and keep on going. Best of luck, and success, to you!