Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Sadie Collective co-hosted the virtual program, Exploring Career Pathways in Economics and Related Fields, held on
Thursday, September 9, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm CT
Friday, September 10, 2021, from 10:00 am to 1:45 pm CT.
This event provided Black college and high school students with an opportunity to learn more about career pathways in economics and related fields. The program included the following:
- Interactive conversations with economists and research assistants
- A skills-based workshop on programming and data analysis for research
- A virtual career fair with top financial services firms
Attendees learned about these topics:
- What’s involved in being an economist
- What career pathways are available to economics research assistants
- How data helps solve questions
This two-day program featured keynote speaker Cecilia Rouse, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and concluded with a conversation between Chicago Fed’s executive vice president and director of research, Anna Paulson, and the Sadie Collective’s CEO and co-founder, Fanta Traore.
Explore the agenda below to watch recorded sessions from the event.
Hear from our panel of economists about what they do, how they got to where they are, and why economics matters.
A personal perspective on succeeding in economics and conversation with Fanta Traore, CEO of The Sadie Collective.
Hear from our panel of research assistants about what they do, how they got to where they are, and how their role relates to their career goals.
An overview of general tools used in research with specific examples of how these tools are used.