Kenedy Keller graduated from Missouri State in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in business. She then entered the MBA program here at MSU and graduated in May of 2022.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keller is currently working as an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the office of Current Employment Statistics (CES).
The CES program produces industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. Keller analyzes the microdata and helps prepare the CES Highlights each month. Other aspects of her job include conducting research, writing, and training.
In addition to her MBA, she received a graduate certificate in leadership. For anyone interested in pursuing a similar career, Keller recommends developing leadership skills so you can lead yourself and be a team player.
Keller’s favorite economics class at Missouri State was applied econometrics. This class teaches students simple regression and multiple regression analysis. She enjoyed producing the final project as it required her to conduct original research.
“I ran the numbers myself and then wrote about it. It was really cool,” said Keller.
The thing Keller misses most about her time at Missouri State is her economics professors. She worked as the Graduate Assistant for the economics department for two years. She enjoyed working with the professors and her time as a GA.
Advice For Current Students
“Try not to memorize everything. Try to understand and think intuitively,” said Keller