Students majoring in Applied Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics study economics and business principles in relation to the production and distribution of food products as well as management of the environment and natural resources.
Some of our graduates pursue further academic training or start their own businesses. Most are employed immediately upon graduation in management, policy and business analyst positions in leading corporations and businesses. Recent graduates have been successful in finding entry level positions such as Accounting Analyst, Commodities Trader, Natural Resources Manager, Account Executive, and more. Please visit our Careers page for more detailed information.
Positions Held by Recent ARE Graduates
Project Manager/Implementation Consultant – Epic, Madison, WI
Owner – Pomerantz Contracting – North Windham, CT
Environmental Law Specialist – CME Associates, Hartford, CT
Portfolio Analyst – Hancock Agricultural Investment Group, Boston, MA
Trader – Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Wilton, CT
CEO & Founder – My Tennis Lessons, and Fitness Trainer, Austin, TX
Sustainability and Philanthropy Manager – UNFI, Inc., Providence, R.I.
Paralegal – Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Boston, MA
Marketing Manager – Relationship Science, New York, NY
Pricing Analyst – Traveler’s, Hartford, CT
Operations Associate – Investors’ Circle, Durham, N.C.
Client Account Manager – Albourne Partners, Rowayton, CT
Marketing Strategist – New Benefits, Dallas, TX
English Teacher – American University of Cairo, Egypt
Associate Business Manager – Cargill, Iowa City, IA
Procurement Specialist – Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Waterbury, VT
Underwriter – FM Global, Providence, R.I.
Marketing Manager – Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL
Marketing Consultant – AXA Equitable, Farmington, CT
Project Assistant – Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, Rocky Hill, CT
Junior Site Surveyor – Solar City, Westchester, NY
Graduate Programs Pursued by Recent Graduates
Master’s in Environmental Policy – Bard College Center for Environmental Policy
Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics – University of Wisconsin-Madison
Master’s, Agricultural and Resource Economics – UConn
Master’s in Public Policy – Georgetown University
Master’s in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Policy – Tufts University
Law School – Pace University School of Law
Law School – UConn
M.B.A. – UConn