Early Opportunities in Economics
Taking AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics gave me a fantastic overview of what a major in economics would entail, and helped identify the specific area that I'm passionate about. Through AP, I was able to place out of introductory math and science courses, so I could immediately dive into material that truly interests me. I completed almost a third of the requirements for my major by the end of my first year and was able to get a position as an economics research assistant. It’s given me the opportunity to do data analysis and conduct fieldwork, and I’ve even been acknowledged in an economics paper published by my professor!