Erin Peller

What inspired you to become an economics major?

I wanted to study economics because I studied it in high school and enjoyed it. I also knew that if I studied economics, I would be able to work in many different fields and positions. 

What advice do you have for students considering a major in economics?

Students who are considering economics should know that economics opens endless opportunities in myriad industries. Studying economics at CSB/SJU is the perfect way to develop skills like critical thinking, problem solving, and data analysis. 

How do you anticipate using your degree after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to use my economics degree by working for an international organization. I would like to work in international economic development.

What has been the highlight of your time at CSB/SJU?

The highlight of my time at CSB/SJU has been forming new relationships. I have met incredible people who challenge me intellectually, professionally, and personally.  

What has been the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome?

The biggest challenge that I have had to overcome is learning to work efficiently despite adversity. 

Are you involved in any other activities or clubs at CSB/SJU?

I am involved in Economics Club, the Women in Economics Organization, and the Honors Planning and Advising Council.