Graduates may become involved in research, analysis, advising on policy, or consulting. Employers include high-profile government institutions and departments, as well as private-sector financial firms and consulting companies. Many employers have graduate programs available for those who recently completed university. The graduate programs typically last for one or two years, after which time the employer decides whether to continue your employment. Some employers also have internship programs that run over a summer, either between 2nd and 3rd year or before the honours year. These provide nearly-graduated students the chance to gain some experience and may lead to employment offers upon graduation.
In the public sector:
- The Reserve Bank of Australia
- Federal Treasury
- Productivity Commission
- State treasuries and treasury corps
- Regulators, such as IPART, etc.
In the private sector:
- Commercial and investment banks
- Energy companies and regulators
- Economics, management and engineering consulting firms