The extraordinary array of intellectual and professional opportunities offered by the nation's capital make American University the ideal place to study economics. The department's strategic partnerships and our faculty's relationships with nearby institutions will help you make the best use of those opportunities. Consistently ranked as one of the best cities for job seekers, Washington, DC, provides an opportunity for students and graduates to obtain internships and employment with some of the world's most important economic institutions , including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, research institutes, think tanks, NGOs, nationally recognized private companies, and the US Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Commerce.
The field of education is vast and multi-tiered. Prospective teachers, principals, and school administrators should thoroughly research this field prior to applying to schools, and a few years of professional experience will certainly help land a spot within a desirable academic program. Most teachers will attest to the dual nature of their profession; it tends to be both terribly challenging and incredibly rewarding in equal measure. Ultimately, teachers play a fundamental role in shaping and educating the nation’s young people—and this, many say, makes the career worth it.