Alumni Stories

Li Shen ’18

I have gained valuable experience and knowledge from the IEF program. By taking economics and econometrics courses, I have improved my ability to analyze current issues, especially economic issues. The IEF program prepares you well for your career. You not only take courses in economics, but also take courses in financial analysis and time series analysis. Meanwhile, professors motivate you to do research, which gives you a strong academic background for further academic achievement.

Vashil Fernandez ’16

I graduated from Valparaiso University with a Bachelors and two Masters degrees, the second being International Economics and Finance (IEF). The various courses in the IEF program, covering economics, statistics and finance, among others, has helped me to become more aware of economic issues across the world. The IEF program also helped me to develop ideas to help my home country (Jamaica) to continue on a sustainable growth path.