The Department of Economics provides many opportunities for students to engage in research guided by faculty members. Supervised by faculty, economics students have participated in such studies as a cost/benefit analysis of solar power for the Bell Memorial Union on campus, a study of the economic impact of a plan to reduce water flows on the Feather River, and the study of the economic impact of poising Lake Davis to control invasive species of fish. Because of the skills and experiences garnered in the various research and internship opportunities that the students take advantage of, economics graduates do well in the job market. Recent graduates have obtained jobs with such diverse entities as PG&E and the U.S. Department of Labor. Others have been accepted into prestigious graduate and law schools across the country.

Economics service learning and internship partners include

A. G. Edwards
Associated Students
Bidwell Environmental Institute
Butte Environmental Council
California Department of Fish and Game
Center for Economics Development
Chico State Math Department
HARPO Consultancy

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co.
North State Rice Corporation
Paine Webber
Plumas Corporation
Regional Economic Science
T.I. Advisory in Delhi, India (a global Management company)
Union Bank of Switzerland