Contribution by Paula Gonzales
My daughter is taking an economics class in
college and, while home one weekend, spent a good portion of a Saturday
searching the internet. She had to present a comparative report on
television and internet services and city infrastructure within three
major cities across the United States. The first place she looked washttp://www.tvbydirect.com/.
It sounds like a boring report to me but she really gets into
economics and statistics and she had a great time compiling the
information she gathered. She wants to be an economist and I can see
her working in Washington or at the state or federal level elsewhere,
solving issues in education, health and the environment. Or she might
be hired by a large corporation, research firm, or think tank, so to
speak. She definitely enjoys analyzing data, conducting surveys, and
preparing reports and charts. What sounds boring to some of us is quite
exciting to those who love to analyze and solve problems. I am happy
there are those people and I am happy that I am not one of them!