University of Chicago Economics Major
Current senior year analyst at a BB who graduated from UC a few years ago. Between assisting with summer analyst recruiting and seeing a few posts on UChicago economics, I thought I'd offer my 2 cents. Particularly responding to a few posters espousing the idea that you can "easily" get a high GPA in the Econ major, putting in "minimal effort". Take this how you like:
My firm is well aware of the new Business Economics Major, and we're automatically more wary of the GPA listed (auto adjust by -0.1). To those unfamiliar: the newly offered business economics track is significantly easier, due to the types of students drawn to the major (athletes, etc.), and the less math-heavy content of the courses themselves. Underclassmen at UC: don't cheat yourself, finish the real sequence. It does make a difference come recruiting.
I would encourage those of you handling recruiting at your own firms to clarify whether candidates majored in the traditional "empirical sequence" or new "business economics" track, regardless of what's listed on their resume. Have had a few issues about this come up already this current cycle.