AERS Placement

Where Our Graduates Got Jobs

These are some of the hiring companies of previous Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology department graduates job placements.



E. & J. Gallow Winery

Vineyard and Viticulture Intern

Alabama Forestry Association

Workforce Development Coordinator

Central Paper Company, Inc.

Business Development Representative

PacTec, Inc.

Assistant Manager of Shipping/Receiving

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

Agrintelligence Specialist

Accuteck Packaging Equipment

Sales Representative

Georgia Dept. of Agriculture

Meat Inspector

SiteOne Landscape Supply, LLC

Customer Service and Sales Representative

Kelly Seed Company

Sales Representative

Georgia-Pacific, LLC

Logistics Specialist

Ag-Pro Companies

Management Trainee

Flint Equipment

Sales Representative


Territory Sales Manager

Alabama Farm Credit ACA

Loan Officer Trainee

Smithfield Foods

Ingredient Procurement

Alabama Farm Credit

Loan Officer

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

Assistant Warehouse Manager

United Rentals

Territory Sales Manager

Alfa Insurance


Ag-Pro Companies

Sales Representative

First South Farm Credit

Loan Officer

Biobest Sustainable Crop Management

Outside Sales Consultant

Rhyne’s Select Turf


SAP Computer Software


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Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology Dept.
202 Comer Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
(334) 844-4800

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Agricultural Economics Ph.D. & Master’s Graduate Placement

  • Suzan Odabasi (2019) – Faculty position at a University in Turkey

  • Bui Chuong (2018) – Statistician, University of Alabama, Tuskaloosa

  • Ping Wang (2018) – Asst Prof, Zhongnan U of Economics and Law, China

  • Minglu Xu (2018) – Researcher in Big Data Team, China Pay, China

  • Rui Chen (2017) – Post-doc and instructor Auburn University

  • Filiz Guneysu (2017) – Faculty at Economics Department, Osmaneli Korkut Ata University

  • Mohamed Sebaq (2017) – Assistant Lecturer, Suez Canal University, Egypt
  • Ann Rachel Bailey (2016) – Instructor, Auburn University
  • Wei Ge (2016) – Assistant Professor, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

  • Bretford Griffin (2016) – Professor of Economics (adjunct) at Hillsborough Community College, FL

  • Chen Li (2016) – Analyst, New-York based company
  • Ly Nguyen (2016) – Post-doc, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, University of Florida

  • Chengyu Si (2016) – PhD program in Applied Economics, Auburn University

  • Muhammet Yunus Sisman (2016) – Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, Dumlupinar University, Turkey

  • Omer Tadjion (2016) – Assistant VP, Risk Modeling Unit, Union Bank, Monterey Park, California

  • Li Gong (2015) – Lecturer of economics, Herzing University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Sheng Li (2015) – Post-doctoral position, Farmindale College, New York State University

  • Xinran Liu (2015) – Assistant Professor, Qilu University of Technology, China

  • Frederick Murdoch Quaye (2015) – Post-doctoral position, Farmindale College, New York State University

  • Derrick Robinson (2015) – Assistant Professor, Jacksonville University

  • Knar Khachatryan (2013) – Assistant Professor, American University in Yerevan, Armenia

  • Sooriyakumar Krishnapillai (2012) – Assistant Professor, American University of Nigeria

  • Xuan Shen (2012) – Econometrician, Regions Bank Headquarters, Birmingham, AL

  • Jaehyuk Lee (2012) – Instructor, Georgia Southern University

  • Lei Zhang (2012) – Assistant Professor, Dept of Economics, Shandong University, China

  • Jaspreet Aulkah (2011) – PhD student in Applied Economics at Purdue University

  • Aboud Miriam Diaz (2011) – ULB Brussels, Belgium. Commercial bank in Mexico

  • Dengjun Zhang (2011) – Post-doc, Department of Economics, University of Stavanger, Norway

  • Rose Bashwira (2010) – PhD student in Kenya

  • Natalie James (2010) – Instructor at University of Missouri at Rolla, (now Missouri Science and Technology Community College)

  • Crystal Lupo (2010) – Lecturer at Auburn University

  • Chuannan Men (2010) – Private company job in Shanghai, China

  • KaMing Chen (2009) – Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong

  • Dongyun Lin (2009) – Assistant Professor, Business Administration, Northern New Mexico College

  • Thomas McAdams (2009) – Economist, Merit Energy Company

  • Oluwagbemiga Ojumu (2009) – Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Prairie View A&M University

  • Elena Shirokaya (2009) – Financial Analyst IKEA, Brussels, Belgium

  • Vaughn Elliot (2008) – Lecturer at Economics Department, AU

  • Qianfei Wang (2007) – Graduate student at Columbia University

  • Chi mai Le (2006) – Commercial bank in Vietnam

  • Mostafa Malki (2006) – Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Brownsville