Success in Economics


Economics students graduate with a wide range of possible educational and career opportunities.

Our graduates have gone on to pursue JD, MBA, and graduate and doctorate degrees in fields such as mathematics, international relations, sociology, economics, health administration, financial engineering, and geology. Graduates have also taken jobs with consulting firms, major corporations, in retail, management, banking, the health sector, and for government agencies both in the U.S. and overseas.

Find your own career and internship opportunities at the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development.

Economics alumnus Levon MassmanianLevon Massmanian ’14
Senior Economic and Litigation Consultant at Resolution Economics

At Whittier, Levon found a passion for economics—the perfect combination of statistics, analysis, and theory. Professor Roger White inspired Levon’s love and pursuit of the field, and he and the other professors made sure Levon graduated with the skills to succeed in the workforce.

It worked, and then some. In three years, Levon’s gone from research assistant to senior consultant at Resolution Economics, a leading provider of litigation consulting services to Fortune 500 Companies, law firms, and government agencies.

“The knowledge that my professors had and taught me were current and cutting edge, allowing me to have the advantage at work to impress my bosses.”

Economics alumnus Alex TallaridaAlex Tallarida ’10
Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Alex was well equipped with real-world experience when he arrived at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the second-largest professional services network in the world. At Whittier, he interned at the Richard M. Nixon Library and at Tenet Healthcare—three times. His internship at the Nixon Library, which he fondly remembers as “an amazing experience,” allowed him to publish articles about the presidential alumnus’ healthcare policies.

After earning a master’s degree at Cornell University, Alex takes that healthcare expertise into his position at PwC in their practice.

“My Whittier education has given me the technical skills and subject matter expertise needed to succeed at my job.”

Economics alumnus Patrick RubalcavaPatrick Rubalcava ’15
Legal Assistant at Milstein, Jackson, Fairchild & Wade

Patrick always loved economics, but it wasn’t until his more advanced classes at Whittier that he fell in love with the real-world phenomena they explain.

A longtime comic book fan, he was able to combine his passion with his interest in employment discrimination for his senior research project, Holy Discrimination, Batman, in which he examined the connections between publishers’ costs, representation, and blockbuster movies. Working on that project taught Patrick how to think creatively and to devote himself fully to his work when necessary.

All of these skills and more helped prepare him for his career at one of the nation’s premier plaintiff’s firms.

“I have no doubts that my understanding of the field would not be where it is today were it not for the fantastic Economics professors at Whittier College.”