Jobs, Internships, and Careers

For many, the Economics major provides a useful background for a business career, while for others the major is preparation for graduate study in law, economics or public policy. Economics is relevant for students interested in employment in politics an public policy analysis, the financial services sector (banking, insurance), as industry analysts (health care, entertainment, energy), consumer affairs, international affairs, teaching and research, law, business consulting, government work and journalism. Salaries earned by economics majors nationwide are highly competitive. Employers rank economics as one of the most desirable majors.

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Outside Careers

2016 Global Internship Program

City Internships runs immersive career training programs for college students and recent graduates. They’re designed to expand participants’ horizons and get them job-ready. For each program, on top of hard and soft skill building at weekly career seminars, workshops and networking events, participants undertake an internship placement at one of our partner companies. Students and graduates develop real-world skills, build their professional network and fast-track their career.

Placements are available in banking and financial services, art, fashion and design, marketing, advertising and PR, consulting and professional services, entertainment, media and journalism, law and politics and lastly, technology and engineering.

Interested students are advised to apply ASAP to secure a spot. You can read more about the program on the home page:

Students can apply here:

Tutoring for Student Athletes

FDIC Research Fellows program

flyer (pdf)

January 21, 2015

Matador Network Program

The N Crowd in the Office of Alumni Relations would like to share with you an exciting, new online resource for students: The Matador Network. The CSUN Career Center and CSUN Alumni Association have proudly partnered together to launch this student-alumni mentoring network. It is an online database that brings together students and CSUN Alumni who can share their professional journey. The goal is to provide a setting for students to establish connections and prepare for the transition to post-colligate life. At the present moment, there are already over 500 alumni mentors in the system from all departments on campus, several of which are from the Economics Department. Interested students would need to simply create an online profile and can search for mentors through a variety of filters which include major and industry.


This tool will prove invaluable to student success. For further information and to sign up:


We are always working to recruit additional mentors, so alumni are invited to take part in the program.

flyer (pdf)

January 23, 2014

Executive Leadership Summer Intern Program with PennyMac

PennyMac is looking for excellent students with strong leadership qualities that have an interest in joining our Executive Leadership Summer Intern Program; all majors within the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics are welcome to apply. Although GPA isn't everything, we're looking primarily for students with at least a 3.5. Participation in campus organizations and/or work experience is also a plus. The program will begin mid-June and run 8-10 weeks.

Program participants are paired with a mentor and provided with the opportunity to participate in valuable learning opportunities. In addition to daily job functions they are also assigned a project that will be presented to an executive panel at the end of the summer.

Internship program flyer (pdf)

January 30, 2015

CA Dept of Insurance - Job Opportunity

The California Department of Insurance will soon be hiring for our entry-level Insurance Rate Analyst position (pdf).  In order to become eligible for a hiring interview, candidates first need to take and pass the Examination which is comprised of a written test.

Attached is the announcement for the upcoming Examination.  The application deadline is March 24, 2015 and the examination will be held toward the end of April 2015.  Please note that the standard State application form must be submitted.

We are taking steps to post this position in your career center, but I thought personal outreach to Department/Program faculty would be a nice compliment to the database approach.

I started with the Department of Insurance in this very Insurance Rate Analyst position 14 years ago and have had a great tenure here.  There are two bureaus that hire from this job class, the Field Rating and Underwriting Bureau, the analysts of which travel to insurance company headquarters all over the country to audit their rating, sales and marketing practices for compliance with California law (positions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento). And the Rate Regulation Bureaus, the analysts of which review insurance company rate applications; these analysts do not travel (positions in Los Angeles and San Francisco).

We are seeking candidates that are interested in learning the business of insurance, and who will be great contributors in a team environment, yet are independent in a way that would enable them to succeed in various locations and corporate environments as they travel and interact with insurers. The opportunities for learning and growth are vast in this Department and I hope you’ll share this announcement with eager and talented students who are seeking employment this spring/summer.   


Andrea J. Toth
Chief, Field Rating and Underwriting Bureau
California Department of Insurance
(213) 346-6376

March 11, 2015

City Internships scholarship opportunity

I am pleased to announce that City Internships has set aside a pool of funds to be awarded to students of Northridge wishing to gain work experience in marketing, advertising, PR, media, entertainment or technology through the global internship program.

City Internships is a leading experiential education provider offering programs in London, New York and Los Angeles.  The global program is structured around an eight-week internship placement with a leading company and includes weekly career seminars, resume workshops, professional networking events and social evenings. The program has a history of significantly enhancing participants' career prospects: many future employers reference this formative experience as a primary reason for hiring program alumni.

To benefit from the $200 scholarship to be used towards the global internship program, applicants should select 'other' on page three of the application process and enter the code North200. Please note that this code will expire at midnight on 04/27/2015, so students should act quickly to take advantage of this time-limited opportunity.

For more information on this summer's internship program in London, New York and Los Angeles take a look at this summer's prospectus.
Kind regards,

Managing Director, City Internships

To learn more about the 2015 global internship program visit
Undergraduates and graduates may apply now by clicking here.

The 2015 global internship program – general information

Launch your career with City Internships in London, New York or Los Angeles. The summer program is open for applications and runs from late June to mid-August.
Our global internship program provides an immersive experience and is structured around an eight-week internship placement with a leading company in your chosen field, alongside weekly career seminars, CV workshops, professional networking events, social evenings and weekend excursions.

By taking part in the City Internships global internship program you’re guaranteed to meet inspiring people from across the world, develop a strong professional network and learn skills that will fast-track your career.
•           Broaden your horizons - gain real work experience with a leading company whilst building your expertise and knowledge.
•           Make connections - network with inspiring professionals and career-minded peers from around the globe.
•           Become career ready - Use your experience to refine your career direction and market yourself to employers.
Internship placements are available in banking and financial services, legal and professional services, IT and technology, art and design, marketing, advertising and PR, property and construction, media, publishing and entertainment or science and engineering. 

The internship placement is designed to help students explore their chosen field and career path, develop industry specific skills and knowledge, and increase their professional network, simultaneously helping students to focus the direction of their career and increase their appeal to future employers.

The inclusive career seminars, guest speaker and networking events are designed to bolster their on-the-job learning and to further equip them with the tools necessary to launch a thriving career in today's highly competitive graduate market.

All social events and weekend excursions help to deliver a well-rounded experience and showcase their chosen city’s cultural highlights. They serve as a great opportunity for students to fully experience their chosen city with like-minded students from across the globe.

Students will benefit from an extensive support network before, during and after the program. The overarching philosophy of the program is to give undergraduates and graduates the freedom to define their own experience and to progress independently, both personally and professionally, within a framework that provides comprehensive direction and guidance.
Visit to learn more. To apply, visit


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 April 23, 2015

Bloomberg is Coming to CSUN on July 23rd- Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Bloomberg will be hosting their Aptitude Test once again for this summer, fall, and spring. Is it possible that you may help us post this on the economic department website to spread the word? All the listed dates and times are below. You may also mention my name if you want, in case any students have any questions. I am the campus ambassador and my contact email is

Flyer (pdf)
BAT Sample Questions (pdf)

Thursday, July 23rd at 3:00pm-5:00pm
Friday, September 25th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, November 27th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, February 12th at 9:00am-11:00am
Friday, April 15th at 9:00am-11:00am





Interested in a career in finance? 

Take the BAT to put your profile in front of over 25,000 employers, including hedge funds, boutique firms and investment banks!  Be sure to get in the system before the start of this heavy recruiting season to optimize your visibility. 


What is the BAT?

The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) is a free aptitude exam that helps students discover their strengths across 8 key performance areas in business and finance and connect with employers looking to fill internship and full-time entry level positions.

After taking the BAT, student scores are anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search database, which is searched daily by over 20,000 Bloomberg clients. The BAT allows students of all majors and ages to compete on a level playing field for the most sought after career opportunities in the finance industry


Thursday, July 23
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Juniper Hall 2125

Please RSVP Below
Limited Seating Available




  1. Evaluate your strengths
  2. Highlight your BAT score on your resume and Linkedin profile
  3. Be contacted for local and international job opportunities
  4. Assess your Business-level English
  5. Free on campus!



  1. Review the Sample Questions
  2. Follow the News, retake the BAT for free to improve your score each month
  3. Manage your time (2 hours – 100 multiple choice questions)
  4. Try it out! If you don’t do well, you do not have to release your scores. Even when published, all scores remain anonymous.

June 24, 2015

Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) Paid Internship

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) at University of Maryland is once again taking applications for the JPSM Junior Fellows Program, a 10 week summer internship for rising Juniors and Seniors.  To be eligible, students need to have a 3.5 GPA or higher, be US citizens, and be a Junior or Senior in the 2016/2017 academic year.  Fellows will be placed in survey methodology internships at various Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington DC.  The internship is paid and housing is provided.  

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

Financial Analyst

Aftermarket Services is looking for an excellent candidate to fill a Financial Analyst position at their Chatsworth location. If you are interested in this position, please read below for further information.

Financial Analyst (.pdf) 

AEA Summer Training Program and Scholarship Program

Since 1974, the AEA Summer Training Program (AEASP) and Scholarship Program have increased diversity by preparing undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. The program will be held at Michigan State University next year. The anticipated deadline for undergraduate students to apply is January 31, 2016.

For more information and to apply, please visit their website:

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) has just announced the availability of HACU Summer and Fall internship opportunities.  These are paid student internships with federal agencies such as the Veteran's Administration, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Health & Human Services, the National Science Foundation and the Library of Congress.  HACU also offers paid corporate sector internships with such corporations such as AETNA, Deloitte, Ford Motor Co., General Electric, Home Depot and Sodexo.  Students in your College can apply for these internships and can be placed in Washington D.C. or other major cities.  The following are Summer & Fall, 2016 HACU internship dates and deadlines:

Summer 2016 Internship Dates are:  June 3, 2016 - August 13, 2016

                                                             June 17, 2016 - August 27, 2016

                       Application Deadline:  February 15, 2016

Fall, 2016 Internship Dates are: August 25, 2016 - December 10, 2016

                       Application Deadline:  June 17, 2016

Students can apply on line at: