Department of Economics

Johnny Rodriguez

  • Graduated: 2016
  • Field: Management/Entrepreneurship

Johnny Rodriguez(opens in new window), who graduated with a BA in Economics and a minor in Business Management in 2016, is the financial administrator at New Horizon Growers Nursery(opens in new window) in Marysville, California.   He supported himself working for Anchor Blue Retail Group(opens in new window) during his freshman year, the Rodriguez Yard Service during his sophomore year, and Home Depot(opens in new window) for the rest of his years as a student at Chico State. Johnny also found time to participate in the Economics Club.

After graduation he accepted a position at New Horizon Growers where he manages the budget, allocates funds to departments, and generates financial reports.

“I will be pursuing an entry-level position in an organization where I will be given the opportunity to grow and use my skills and knowledge I have gained through my experiences in college,” he states on his LinkedIn(opens in new window) page.

“Earning an Economics degree has definitely helped me in both my personal and professional life,” Johnny stated in a recent email.  “In my personal life I am able to analyze everyday situations in a way that most people aren't.  For example, I can go take a look at financial news and data such as increases or decreases in the reserve ratio and try to predict how that will affect different aspects of the economy both in the short run and long run.  As far as my professional life goes, I am able to apply the concepts and theories to my career to do things like predict the length of time it will take a business to recover from a recession or find strategic ways to become more productive and/or efficient.” (Last Updated 6/16/16)