The Econ Roadmaps are a tool to help you navigate the econ major while preparing for life after BYU. Some Roadmaps aim to help you plan your courses to succeed academically. Other Roadmaps will help you find jobs and internships and master the application process. If you're interested in pursuing grad school at some point in the future, we have a Roadmap for that, too.
The Econ Roadmaps should be slowly completed as you work through the major. Please refer to the guide below to see when we recommend working on each Roadmap. The Roadmaps we suggest working on during any given year are marked with a yellow dot:
Once you begin a Roadmap, you can refer to, change, or complete your in-progress Roadmap at any time using the custom link sent to your email from “BYU Econ Roadmaps.” We recommend reviewing and updating your Roadmaps at the beginning and end of every semester.
Objective: Declare your major; meet with an advisor at the Liberal Arts Advisement & Career Center.
Step 1: Getting to Know You
Step 2: Econ Prerequisites
Step 3: Academic Orientation
Step 4: Pro Tips for New Majors
Objective: Check off the core classes in the major as you complete them; map your elective courses.
Step 1: Economics Core Classes
Step 2: Meet with Faculty
Step 3: Map Your Electives
Objective: Complete the graduation application process.
Step 1: Apply for Graduation
Step 2: Campus Recruiting Tools
In addition to the three academic Roadmaps, there are three Roadmaps to help you prep for a career or grad school. These three Roadmaps are outlined and linked below.
Objective: Fine tune or create professional documents to help prepare for a job or internship.
Step 1: Résumés and Cover Letters
Step 2: Professional Online Presence
Step 3: Career Services
Objective: Find a job or internship.
Step 1: Job Search Strategies
Step 2: The 2-Hour Job Search
Step 3: Networking
Step 4: Elevator Pitch
Step 5: Interviewing
Step 6: Career Services
Objective: If you're interested in pursuing graduate school in any field, this Roadmap will help you know what to expect and how to prepare.
Step 1: Grad School Options
If you have any questions about the Econ Roadmaps, or if you need help getting started or managing your Roadmaps, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.