2014 Senior Exit Survey Results

In 10th week of their final quarter at UCSD, we surveyed our graduating seniors about what they will be doing upon graduation.  Out of 410 students graduating Spring 2014, 155 responded to our senior survey.  We want to thank all of our Seniors who so generously shared their future plans and provided us with useful feedback regarding their instructors and the economics program—Thank you class of 2014, you rock!  Below is a summary of the responses on what students will be doing next year.  In a future blog post, we will report a summary of responses to the question, “What is one piece of advice you’d give to a new Economics/Management Science/Joint Math-Econ major?”

When asked in 10th week of their final quarter at UCSD what they will be doing when they graduate, 2014 grads responded with the following:

  • 49.0% were searching for a job
  • 29.7% have found work
  • 11.0% are continuing their formal education
  • 10.3% Are taking time off or doing something


Alumni continuing their education will attend the following institutions:

Boston University, Loyola Marymount University, San Diego State University, UC San Diego (Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Rady School of Management), University of Southern California, University of San Diego, University of Hong Kong, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Yonsei University

Areas of study include:

J.D., Ph.D. in Political Economy, M.A. in Education, M.A. in Economics, M.A. in Economic Policy, M.S. in Accounting, Biological Oceanography, M.S. in Finance

Alumni entering the workforce found employment at the following companies:

  • Access CFOs
  • Ampush
  • Avanade
  • Barclays (2)
  • BDO
  • Boeing
  • CapTarget
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadephia
  • FireEye
  • FTI Consulting
  • HD Supply
  • Ingram Micro
  • Ipsos
  • LinkedIn
  • MarketCast
  • Mercer
  • Solstar Investment
  • StepStone Group
  • Triage Consulting (3)
  • True[x]
  • Valero
  • Wells Fargo (3)
  • Xponential Growth


Each respondent was asked to let us know their professional roles which include:

Account Analyst, Accounting Intern, Assistant Project Manager, Associate Consultant, Audit Assistant, Business Commercial Real Estate Analyst, Business Development Intern, Client Coordinator, Data Analyst, Field Operations Coordinator, Finance and Budget Assistant, Financial Advisor, Investment Banking Analyst, Marketing Assistant, Operations Clerk/Intern, Product Management Analyst, Research Assistant, Solution Developer, Tax Accountant, Tax Associate


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