Department of Economics

Tom Sackman

  • Graduated: 2012
  • Field: Real Estate, Sales/Retail

Tom Sackman(opens in new window), who graduated in 2012 as the International Economics Student of the Year is a real estate assistant for Joan Gordon and David Cohen at Hill and Company(opens in new window) in San Francisco, California.  Tom transferred from Santa Barbara City College(opens in new window)  with an AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences to Chico State in 2010.  During spring 2012 Tom participated in Study Abroad in India where he taught English to children at the Snhyeedan Orphanage and assisted with recycling at Christ College in Bangalore .(opens in new window)

During the summer of 2012 Tom worked as an equities research intern for DB Fitzpatrick Investments(opens in new window) in Boise, Idaho.  In the fall he entered graduate school at the University of San Francisco. While earning his MS Tom worked in the Solomon Islands Rural Development Program(opens in new window) as an evaluator from January 2013 to August 2013.   He also worked as a research assistant to the World Bank in the Solomon Islands during the summer of 2013. For his master’s thesis Tom evaluated the impacts of water projects on rural village life in the Solomon Islands.  Tom earned his MS in International and Development Economics(opens in new window) at USF in 2014.

After receiving his MS Tom worked in sales for almost a year with BrightCurrent Solar and almost 2 years with NRG Home Solar in San Francisco.  He worked briefly with Sunrun before going to work in May 2016 with Hill and Company where he currently works.