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Darla Moore School of Business

MAEcon candidate benefits from program partnerships

March 29, 2019

MAEcon candidate Joseph Hackett (B.S. ’18)

When Joseph Hackett joined the Master of Arts in Economics (MAEcon) cohort, he expected to build relationships with his classmates within the program. What he didn’t anticipate is the amount of contact he would get to have with students in other master’s programs at the Moore School.

“What I’ve enjoyed most is the interaction I’ve had with not only my fellow classmates in the MAEcon program, but also with students in the MBA programs,” he said. “By interacting with fellow MAEcon and MBA students on projects and in the classroom, I get to observe how people from different backgrounds use their perspectives to tackle the problems posed to us. The perspective of someone who has been in their field for 10 years is different than that of someone that graduated from undergrad and went directly into graduate school, so I really value that exposure.”

Joseph came through the undergraduate economics program at the Moore School before entering the MAEcon program. He enjoyed the atmosphere and found the faculty and staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful, so he decided to continue to deepen his economics experience and pursue a graduate degree at the Moore School.

“I always really enjoyed economics and wanted to add something more to my resume to make me stand out,” he said.

When he graduates in the spring, Hackett hopes to start a career as an analyst at an investment or commercial bank and work his way into management within five years.

By Madeleine Vath

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