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Grant Gearhart

Grant GearhartMy degree in Economics from Sewanee has been of great value, even though my career has nothing to do with the subject itself. I work in Academia studying and teaching Spanish Literature (my second degree from Sewanee), but pursuing a degree in Economics really provided me with a unique skill-set that spans across academic disciplines and even career fields. After teaching Spanish in Chattanooga and Charlotte high schools, I have spent the last four years pursuing my Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I find that I use the knowledge and skills I learned studying Economics on a regular basis not only in my personal life, but in my professional life as well. The Econ major at Sewanee will challenge you to think critically, to problem solve using tools and models you study in class, and to apply what you learn in real-world scenarios. Regardless of your long-term plans, pursuing a degree in Economics will develop your thinking and will certainly aid your career goals.

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