Jessica Fong ‘15

“Go to TA office hours—all the Econ TAs are super helpful and will really provide all the resources they can for you to do well. You just need to ask for the help.”

Jessica Fong originally chose Hopkins to purse the International Studies Major. Later, she decided to add Economics as a second major. “After taking Elements of Macro I began to think an Economics major both interesting and doable. It made a sensible and strong pairing with the International Studies major. Overall, in my course of study, I liked the interconnectedness of everything—looking at history, politics, sociology, culture is impossible to do without economics. Likewise, it is difficult to wholly understand economics as a social science without studying these other fields to some degree. ”
Jessica seized upon the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at the Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing. “Culturally, it was definitely an incredible and eye-opening experience. Academically, the courses at Tsinghua were very rigorous and on-par with the types of economics courses I took at JHU.”
After graduation, Jessica will be working at ZS Associates, a management consulting firm. “Eventually I want to have my own business, so working in consulting will provide valuable insights and experience towards that future goal.”
Advice for economics majors? “Go to TA office hours—all the Econ TAs are super helpful and will really provide all the resources they can for you to do well. You just need to ask for the help.”