The Economics Department has created a program called Econ Roadmaps 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, similar to tracking your progress on a physical roadmap on a road trip. Once you start a roadmap, you can refer to, change, or complete your roadmap at any time using the custom link sent to your email from “BYU Roadmaps.”
The first three roadmaps are academics-focused and should be completed sequentially as you work through the econ program. Econ Roadmap 1: Foundation will help you declare your major and the first required classes in the program. Econ Roadmap 2: Core will help you navigate the 300-level classes. And Econ Roadmap 3: Grad Year will guide you through the elective class requirements and the graduation process. You may wish to refer to these roadmaps whenever you are registering for classes, and we strongly recommend updating them at the end of each semester as you complete classes and hit checkpoints.
The academic roadmaps are outlined and linked below.
Step 1: Getting to Know You
Step 2: Econ Prerequisites
Step 3: Academic Orientation
Step 4: Helpful Tips for New Econ Majors
Step 5: Start Career Prep Roadmap
Step 1: Economics Core Classes
Step 2: Career Readiness Checkpoint
Step 3: Map Your Electives
Step 1: Meet with Econ Faculty
Step 2: Apply for Graduation
Step 3: Graduation Appointment
Step 4: Finish Career Readiness Roadmap
While you are completing your academic roadmaps, you can also be working on your career readiness. The Econ Roadmaps program contains three roadmaps for professional preparation. The first is Roadmap: Career Prep, which will help you prepare your professional documents. The second is Roadmap: Job Search, which will walk you through a few exercises to help you stay focused and efficient in the job searching process. You may complete these roadmaps whenever is most useful for you, but we encourage you to start them before your junior year.
The third professional preparation roadmap is called Roadmap: Grad School Prep. This roadmap will tell you what to expect in graduate school and how to best prepare. Students who are considering graduate school in any program should complete this roadmap before junior year.
The three preparatory roadmaps are outlined and linked below.
Step 1: Resume and Cover Letters
Step 2: Professional Online Presence
Step 3: Meet Your Career Director
Step 1: Job Searching Strategies
Step 2: Networking
Step 3: Elevator Pitch & Interviewing
Step 4: Meet Your Career Director
Step 1: Introduction to Grad School Preparation
Step 2: Economics PhD
Step 3: Contact Grad School Advisor
Step 4: Other Graduate Programs