Current Undergraduate Student Resources
What can I do with this major?
When you earn a degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics, employers from every industry and field will view you with respect knowing you have the knowledge and understanding of agricultural economics to make you a success. Studies of alumni show that our graduates have among the highest rates of advancement in income and responsibility. Alumni now own and operate substantial business operations, serve as executives to Fortune 500 companies, hold elective offices at many levels, and serve society in countless ways. Our alumni are extremely loyal to our program and come to us for our graduates when they have employment needs. To learn more about what you can do, visit our Future Student website.
What activities can I get involved in?
Classes are important, but what you do outside of class during your time at K-State is just as important. The Department of Agricultural Economics has several activities to add experiences that develop leadership, create friendships, and explore the field of Agricultural Economics. The National Agri-Marketing Club works with professionals in the Kansas City area to become more familiar with marketing. NAMA is involved in fundraising, mentoring programs, and national competitions. The department also sponsors the Agricultural Economics/ Agribusiness Club which provides students a chance to develop professional and social skills through national competitions trips, and meetings. We also encourage our students to get involved in the countless organizations and clubs campus wide. For information on these check out www.ksu.edu/Directories/orgs.
Can I study abroad?
The international opportunities that await our students are abundant. Our students have the chance to go to more than 20 locations across the globe in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. On every trip, whether it is an exchange for a year, a semester, a summer, or just a few weeks, our students are exposed to different cultures, languages and customs that expand their horizons and equip them for a career in our global economy.
Here are guidelines for an International Agribusiness Experience.
Can I complete an internship?
We believe internships are crucial to helping students gain valuable skills for employment. We encourage every student to pursue an internship to acquire experience that will help them get a better job in our ever-changing economy. But, we don't just encourage you, we have the resources to help you find an internship and can help prepare you for interviews as well.
Classes are important, but what you do outside of class during your time at K-State is just as important. Activities in the Department of Agricultural Economics add experiences to your time at K-State that develop leadership, create friendships, and explore new ideas.
The Department sponsors two clubs:
The AgEcon Agribusiness Club provides students the opportunities to develop professional and social skills through national competitions, trips, and meetings. To find out more about this club contact: Professor Hikaru Hanawa Peterson.
The NAMA Club works with professionals in the Kansas City area to become more familiar with marketing. NAMA is involved in fundraising, mentoring programs, competitions, and hosts speakers from the agricultural economics industry. To find out more about this club contact President Candice Graham or Faculty Advisor David Lehman.