2016-17 M.S. Events

These events are for M.S. in applied economics and finance students enrolled in cohort 2016-17 only.


  • Christina Mosteller-Hall, Career Coach, UCSC Career Center

    FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Christina Mosteller Hall, career coach with the UCSC Career Center, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). Ms. Mosteller-Hall has a M.A. in education with certificate in career counseling from University of South Florida.  She has over 10 years of work experience in career counseling and will provide information on developing your resume and cover letter to enhance your graduate-level experiences.  Please be sure to bring your resume and cover letters for editing! 


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    Liam Sharpe-Burmester, Solar Engineer, Allterra Solar

    FRIDAY JANUARY 27, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Liam Sharpe-Burmester, solar engineer at Allterra Solar, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B).  Mr. Burmester is an alumni of UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in environment studies & economics combined and B.A. in language studies with concentration in spanish.  He brings a wealth of information about transitioning into technical careers; prior to engineering, he worked as a consultant with Allterra Solar in outreach, lead generation, and inside sales and has lived, studied, and worked abroad in various countries.


  • Graduate Student Internships Fair

    FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2017 3:00-5:00PM HUMANITIES 2, ROOM 259

    Local businesses will attend to hire graduate students for internships, please RSVP, bring your resumes, and dress to impress!  Bussiness include: Cloud BrigadeInboardInspecToolsLaunch BrigadeLookerNantOmicsTeen Kitchen Project, and Your Future Is Our Business.

    The job fair will be followed immediately with a First Friday Networking Mixer 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Commons and Cafe Iveta.


  • Optional Practical Training Workshop with International Student & Scholar Services

    FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) provides visa and immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 international students at UCSC.  They will provide importation information about the Optional Practical Training (OPT) application and process.  Attending a ISSS OPT Workshop is required to begin the OPT application and process. All international masters students are strongly encourage to attend this workshop.


  • Christy Peterson & Emerson DuBois, Andersen Tax

    FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speakers Christy Peterson and Emerson DuBois, with Andersen Tax, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). Both are UC Santa Cruz undergraduate alumni and Ms. Peterson is a graduate from the M.S. in applied economics and finance program. They will share insights about their professional experience at Andersen Tax and answer questions about the company, which specializes in full service individual and business entity tax compliance and consulting. 


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    Michelle Itabashi, Business Development, NOW CFO

    FRIDAY MARCH 3, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Michelle Itabashi, business developer at NOW CFO, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B).  Ms. Itabashi is an alumni of UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology.  After graduation, Michelle moved to San Jose to pursue a career in business development for a full service outsourced CFO, operational accounting, and financial consulting services firm. Her advice to college students is to get involved in professional development opportunities and build your resume.


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    Kevin Troxell, Data Analyst, Social Finance (SoFi)

    FRIDAY MARCH 10, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Kevin Troxell, a data analyst at Social Finance (SoFi), will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). Kevin is an recent alumni of the M.S. in applied economics and finance program and graduated from UC Santa Cruz with Economics/Math combined B.A. with honors. He will give insights into successfully entering the job market and will share his experiences working at a modern financial company.


  • "How to Talk About Yourself to Recruiters" with Chris Fogarty, Tarzan Careers

    FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Chris Fogarty, career & worklife strategist with Tarzan Careers, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B).  Ms. Fogarty has a M.A. in counseling and career development, and brings a wealth of knowledge in exectutive coaching and talent management.  She will discuss strategies on how to talk about yourself to recruiters and provide networking techniques and tips.


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    "Tips and Tricks for Using LinkedIn to Advance Your Career" with Matt Herman, WaveStaff

    FRIDAY APRIL 14, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Matt Herman, founder and president of WaveStaff, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). WaveStaff is an executive recruiting firm that places sales, marketing, customer success, and finance professionals in the enterprise software, Big Data, MarTech, and Edtech sectors. Mr. Herman's clients range from A & B round funded start-ups to large Fortune 100 members. He and his team at WaveStaff are LinkedIn power users; they have a deep understanding about how to create a great LinkedIn profile as well as how to use the social network to advance your career.


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    M.S. APEF Job Fair April 2017

    FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2017 9-12 NOON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ROOM

    Masters students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from various organizations. This years attendees included the following: Alameda County Public Health, Allterra Solar, California Department of FinanceCalifornia Public Utilities Commission, Fisher InvestmentsInternal Revenue Service, Morgan Stanley, and Novogradac & Company LLPStudents will receive information about participation in the job fair during spring quarter.


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    Monalissa Cairncross, Senior Economist, Internal Revenue Service

    FRIDAY APRIL 21, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Monalissa Cairncross, senior economist at the Internal Revenue Service, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B).  Ms. Cairncross is an alumni of UC Santa Cruz M.S. in applied economics and finance program. After graduation, she moved to San Jose and started working for PwC's transfer pricing practice. Later in her career, she joined the international tax division of the Internal Revenue Service as a senior economist. With over 8 years of international tax and transfer pricing experience, she will share insights about her career path/growth as well as her professional experience at PwC and the government.


  • Robert Rosner, Managing Member, Buena Vista Fund Management, LLC

    FRIDAY MAY 19, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Robert Rosner, managing member at Buena Vista Fund Management, LLC, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). Mr. Rosner earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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    Greg Allen, President and Director of Research, Callan Associates Inc.

    FRIDAY MAY 26, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Greg Allen, president and director of research at Callen Associates Inc., will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B). Greg earned an M.S. in applied economics and a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Mr. Allen joined the San Francisco office of Callan in 1988 and has managed a wide variety of projects for Callan, including the development of the firm's performance measurement service, the development of Callan's web site and web-based performance reporting capabilities, and the development and launch of Callan's PEP for WindowsTM software.  He is a frequent speaker on investment related topics, and has numerous publications.


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    Emily Bowers, Trading Associate, Welton Investment Partners

    FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017 4:00-5:05PM ENGINEERING 2, ROOM 192

    Guest speaker Emily Bowers, trading associate at Welton Investment Partners, will be speaking at our Applied Economics and Finance Seminar (Economics 294B).  Ms. Bowers is an alumni of the UC Santa Cruz M.S. in applied economics and finance program.  The summer prior to attending graduate school, she worked at Economic and Planning Systems in Sacramento.  After completing her masters, she secured a trading associate position with Welton Investment Partners.


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    M.S. APEF Job Fair May 2017

    FRIDAY MAY 12, 2017 9-12 NOON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ROOM

    Masters students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from various organizations.  Last years attendees included the following: ADM, Allterra Solar, Andersen Tax, Facebook, Looker, Morgan Stanley, Seagate, and Vertical Rail.  Students will receive information about participation in the job fair during spring quarter.


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    M.S. APEF Job Fair June 2017

    TENTATIVE FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2017 9-12 NOON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ROOM

    Masters students will have the opportunity to meet with recruiters from various organizations.  This year we may be adding a third job fair before graduation! Students will receive information about participation in the job fair during spring quarter.