Draw inspiration from past graduates
It's easy to feel the school spirit in the Department of Economics. Just go to a section of the Economics Department website called "Where are we now." It's a space where we share the stories our alumni have written, telling us what they've done since graduation. It's inspiring reading. Our alumni become aid workers, CEOs, civil servants, lawyers and army officers. They explain how they achieved their positions and how their economics degree helped them succeed. Many invite current students to contact them for career advice.
Here are some sample entries:
Audri Mukhopadhyay (BA'95)
Audri is the Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Audri has held this position since August 2009. Previously, Audri was Director of South, Southeast Asia and Oceania Commercial Relations at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). He has also been the Director of Strategic Initiatives at DFAIT. Prior to joining DFAIT, Audri worked with Industry Canada where he served as the Canadian government’s representative to ICANN, an international organization responsible for critical internet infrastructure. Audri also worked with the Canadian Department of Finance, and in the private sector in Silicon Valley, USA.
A Rhodes Scholar, Audri earned two degrees from Oxford University: an MBA (2002) and an MPhil in economics (1998), and holds a BA in Economics from Dalhousie University (1995).
Meghan Doiron (BA'06)
Meghan graduated with a combined major in Economics and International Development Studies. In August of 2008, she undertook a CIDA internship in the Brazilian Amazon working for a consortium of environmental research centers – The Amazon Initiative. There she produced communications materials related to the ecosystem services valuation. She created a quarterly e-newsletter devoted to ecosystem services in Latin America. Upon completion of her internship she remained in Brazil working for The Amazon Initiative as a research assistant on a socioeconomic study related to climate change impacts on smallholder producers in the Amazon. This experience motivated her to return to Canada and pursue a master's degree. In September 2010, Meghan began an MA program in tropical geography at McGill University where she continues to pursue her interests in socioeconomic and environmental change issues affecting traditional populations in rural Amazonia.
Suhuyini Abudulai (BA'03)
Suhuyini graduated from Dalhousie University with an advanced double major in political science and economics. She continued her studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. Suhuyini is currently an associate in the Financial Services Group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, a Toronto-based law firm specializing in transaction, advocacy and advisory matters. Her practice focuses on corporate finance, representing lenders and borrowers in various secured and unsecured transactions. Suhuyini has a specialized practice in consumer protection, financial institution regulation and payment systems. She sits as a board member on the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.