Ep 5: Economics Programs with Robert Lemke

In this episode, Scott explores economics degree programs with Robert J. Lemke, Professor of Economics and Business Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Lake Forest College in Illinois.

Learn what career paths you can pursue with an economics degree directly from someone teaching the subject.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • The clearest explanation of what exactly the field of “economics” is.
  • What career opportunities await economics students.
  • What skills and traits students successful in econ courses and programs should have.
  • Robert’s recommendations for things to read to help you get a head start if you’re going into an economics program or class.
  • And much more!

Lake Forest College At a Glance

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is a liberal arts college with 32 majors, a variety of minors, and two graduate degree programs. The college’s mission entails encouraging students to read critically, reason analytically, communicate persuasively, and to think for themselves. Students can join any of the 70+ organizations available on-campus to connect with their peers and professors, and are encouraged to engage in their communities outside of the school as well.

  • Year Established: 1857
  • Student Population: ~1,592
  • Location: Lake Forest, IL
  • Mascot: Foresters

Economics Degree from Lake Forest College

The Bachelors in Economics degree program at Lake Forest College aims to develop students’ analytical skills to prepare them for careers in economics and attend graduate school for an MBA or PhD. In this program, students can explore research opportunities, and topics like micro/macroeconomics, statistics, labor economics, environmental and natural resource economics, law and economics, and the economics of sports.

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