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Job Placement of Graduates

M.S. Jobs Taken 2008-Present

Year Job Title Employer
2020 Research Analyst Energy Institute of Johannes Kepler University
2019 Agricultural Economist ERS, Marketing & Trade Economics division
  Crude Trading Analyst ExxonMobil
  Ph.D. Student University of Minnesota
2018 Commodity Analyst Smithfield Foods
2017 Senior Commodities Procurement Specialist Pinnacle Foods
2016 Coordinator  Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition 
  District Sales Manager Trainee  Monsanto 
  Pre-Sales Consultant Avolution
2015 Senior Analyst Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
  Analyst Norfolk Southern
  Economic Development Specialist Virginia Tech
  Ph.D. Student Michigan State University
  Economic Development Specialist Virginia Tech
2014 Ph.D. Student University of Wisconsin
  Planning Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Coordinator Mennonite Central Committee
  Ph.D. Student Virginia Tech
  Office Manager Eastland Food Corportation
  Programs and Compliance Fellow HOPE International
  Professional and Development Associate Unum
  Retail Analyst Sports Endeavors Inc.
  Consultant Private Consulting Firm in Ecuador
2013 Research Analyst Association of American Medical Colleges
  Ph.D. Student Virginia Tech
  Ph.D. Student Virginia Tech
  Environmental Scientist PC Environmental LLC
  Loan Officer Carolina Farm Credit
  Economist Devteck
2012 Loan Administrator Bank of America
  Sales Analyst Advance Auto Parts
  Senior Sustainability Analyst EarthShift
  Ph.D. Student University of Minnesota
  Ph.D. Student University of Minnesota
2011 Economist US Fish & Wildlife Service
  Director Greenbrier County Schools
  Ph.D. Student Michigan State University
  Ph.D. Student Virginia Tech
  Market Analyst Calpine
  Law Student Emory University
  Consultant Virginia Tech
  Research Assistant Virginia Tech
  Consultant The World Bank Group
  Research Assistant Virginia Tech
  Strategic Planning and Operations Associate Centinel Spine
  Extension Educator Penn State University
2010 Staff Economist Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
  Consultant Purdue University
2009 Consultant CIMMYT
  Vision Implementation Coordinator US Fish & Wildlife Service
  Marketing and Technical Officer National Variety Trials
  Ph.D. Student University of Exeter
  Agricultural Economist USDA-AMS
  Economist USDA
  Research Assistant University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
2008 Research Assistant Bureau of Labor Statistics
  Ph.D. Student University of Minnesota
  Ph.D. Student University of California, Davis
  Economic Research Analyst Appalachian State University
  Agricultural Economist California Dept. of Food and Agriculture
  Economist Norfolk Southern
  Senior Agricultural Economist LMC International
  Assistant Vice President First Bank and Trust

Ph.D. Jobs Taken 2008-Present

Year Job Title Employer
2020 Assistant Professor Arizona State University


Assistant Professor Sichuan University
  Researcher Anhui University
  Assistant Professor SUNY Geneseo
  Post Doctoral Researcher University of Virginia
2018 Research and Enrollment Analyst University of Alberta
  Research Fellow Korean Rural Economic Institute
  Modeling Associate Discover Financial Services
2017 Assistant Professor California State University at Chico
2016 Assistant Professor Illinios State
  Post Doctoral lecturer West Virginia University
  Coordinator National Election Council of Ecuador
2015 Assistant Professor North South University
2014 Post Doctoral Scholar University of California, Davis
  Post Doctoral Researcher University of Kentucky
  Post Doctoral Researcher University of Arkansas
2013 Post Doctoral Research Fellow University of Washington
  Health Economics Research Associate University of Utah, School of Medicine
2012 Economist Christensen Associates
  Research Economist USDA-ERS
  Research Assistant Virginia Tech
2010 Research Professor Virginia Tech
  Instructor Wichita State University
2009 Senior Business Analyst eBay Inc
  Principal Economist D-H-C Consulting
  Assistant Professor Shanghai University
  Assistant Professor Concord University
2008 Director TargetRX
  Assistant Professor University of Georgia