Mario Halasa
Economic Portfolio

The University of Akron

About Me

        I am currently a junior in pursuit of my undergraduate degree at the University of Akron. Along with going to school I work part time at my father’s trucking business, and am an active member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Along with being the largest organization on campus, we pride ourselves’ in having the highest overall chapter GPA and volunteering for the most community service hours. Currently I am enrolled in the National Honors Society at the University and am getting involved in a program called SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise).The field of Economics has always been an interest of mine, because it can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Being able to understand how your economy works along with the rest of the world is very interesting. In my spare time I am involved in intramural sports and learning how to speak a second language.  

My Educational Objectives

        Currently at the University of Akron I am working on my undergraduate degree in Labor Economics with a minor in Finance. As far as working on my masters I have not decided on whether or not that is right for me. Currently, at the University of Akron, I have a cumulative GPA of a 3.6, and by the time I graduate I would like to have my GPA around a 3.8. Because I changed my major from biological science to Labor Economics, I am about a semester behind everyone.  However, I plan on taking a few summer classes in order to graduate in the spring of 2012. Along with going to school I would like to start applying for an intern somewhere in which I can start applying my economic skills. 

My Career Objectives

        Past college I would like to get a job where I can really hone in on my economic skills. Ever sine I could remember I have been interested in the stock market, so ideally I would really enjoy a job were I can be involved with the world markets. It has always been interesting to me what effects the markets and how through economics, a stock and rise or fall. I feel like every time I take a new economics class I find a job that really interests me.  To really decide on what kind of career path I want to take I need to at least finish my undergraduate degree.