2018-19 Events

These events are for M.S. in applied economics and finance students enrolled in cohort 2018-19 only.

  • M.S. APEF Department Orientation

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 (10:00 a.m.-12 noon, JBaskin 152)


  • October 24, 2018

  • Fall Job & Internship Fair – Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the West Field House. Network with a variety of companies hiring for full-time positions and internships! From science and technology, to nonprofits and local organizations, the Fall Job & Internship Fair has something for everyone whether it's an internship, gap year program, or a post-graduation career.

    This event is open to all programs and majors at UC Santa Cruz.

    On the day of the event remember to:

    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need to contact fairs@ucsc.edu 5+ days in advance)
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss full-time jobs and internships (research attending companies that interest you)

  • October, 26, 2018

  • Lunch & Economics Career Exploration Event

    Friday, October 26, 2018 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. Are you interested in a free lunch and to hear real life advice and tips from a fellow alum? Join us as Hector Gonzalez, UCSC alum, answers your questions and gives us the inside information of working in economics fields. 

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a presentation by Alum Hector Gonzalez followed by a question & answer period driven by you.

    Hector Gonzalez grew up in Mexico.  During his studies at the community college, he actively engaged in student government.  He transferred to UC Santa Cruz as a junior and earned his B.A. in business management economics.  While at UC Santa Cruz, Hector interned both as part of the field study program and independently.  He worked at Wells Fargo prior to joining the Office of David J. Teece in the East Bay, where he provides financial analysis and manages the bookkeeping.  Hector continues to remain an active member in his local community.

    RSVP is required by Monday, October 8 to reserve your seat and lunch. https://goo.gl/forms/SbYBGCbf1ha4lgYa2

  • Winter Quarter, 2019

  • January 11 - March 15, 2019

  • Winter Quarter Econ 294B Applied Economics and Finance Seminar Series

    Fridays, January 11-March 15. This Friday series is a feature of the M.S. APEF program to prepare you for the job market, and will be hosted by Rob Fairlie. We'll begin with some basics on resume, cover letter and interview skills, OPT status, and bring in guests--alumni, economists, data analysts, financial analysts and HR specialists to introduce you to career opportunities and strategies.

  • February 22, 2019

  • Drop-in Resume Review and Speed Interviews

    Friday, February 22 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 405F. Get your resume polished and drop in to meet Reed Kamsler, economist and data scientist Uber. He'll be presenting later at the 294B class, and will share his insight into post graduate opportunities for M.S. APEF students and the rigorous application process at Uber.
    Reed Kamsler is a data scientist on the business economics team at UBER.  He earned a B.A.  in economics and accounting at UC Santa Barbara and then pursued an M.S. in quantitative economics at Cal Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Reed directly applies many of the skills learned in his master’s program in his day-to-day work.  He hopes he can pass along what he’s learned about working as an economist in Tech. 
    Meetings will be limited to 15 minutes. No reservation required. Open to M.S. APEF students and economics Ph.D. job market candidates only.

  • Spring Quarter, 2019

  • June 14, 2019

  • Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony

    Commencement is upon us! Congratulations--you're almost there. Register online to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please note that tickets and parking permits are required this year. 

    Date: Friday, June 14th
    Time: 9:30 a.m. 
    Location: UC Santa Cruz, East Field


    Event hosted by the Division of Graduate Studies. For detailed information and the link to register, click here