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What are our alumni up to?

In September 2017, we reached out to our alumni to ask what they were up to — here’s a snapshot of what they told us.*

Within a year of graduation, 92% were employed, and the average salary one year out was $56,000

This aligns with Stats Canada data from 2016, which showed that economics degrees yield the strongest average salaries of all of the social sciences, with average annual salaries ranging from $78,000 (for women) to $105,000 (for men).

So, what are our graduates up to? Here's what we found out:

The companies they work for     

and the jobs on their business cards

Agrium Inc.     
Altus Group     
ATCO Electricity     
Axiom Foreign Exchange     
Brion Energy     
Canadian Western Bank     
Cenovus Energy Inc.     
City of Calgary     
Deloitte     
Enbridge Pipelines Inc.     
General Electric     
Global Affairs Canada     
Golder Associates     
Government of Alberta      
HSBC Bank     
Morneau Shepell     
Palantir Economic Solutions     
Precision Drilling     
Royal Bank of Canada     
Shell Canada     
SunLife     
TD Canada Trust     
TransAlta     
TransCanada Corporation     
WestJet Airlines     
Accounting analyst
Actuarial analyst
Banking specialist
Business development analyst
Commodity program analyst
Consultant
Data analyst
Data manager
Economic analyst
Energy market analyst
Financial advisor
Foreign exchange analyst
Investment banking analyst
Investor relations associate
Personal insurance advisor
Portfolio administrator
Project controls analyst
Property tax analyst
Real estate analyst
Regulatory analyst
Research analyst
Revenue and pricing analyst
Risk management analyst
Supply chain/procurement coordinator
Underwriter

*Employment data from University of Calgary Economics Class of 2017 alumni.
Information was collected primarily via a self-reported survey in September 2017.

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