Advising Information

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Winter Advising Week, Nov 5-11 Field Study Info Advising Options
Do you have questions about your course selections? Do you know which courses to take to stay on the right track for your major? Do you need help with planning out your major courses? Meet with the undergraduate advisers or peer advisers by going to our advising calendar! Do you have questions about field study? Do you have questions on how to create your resume? Are you wanting to apply for a spring internship? Are you interested in seeing what professional development opportunities we offer? Visit our advising calendar for field study advising.

Do you want to speak with an advisor? Economics offers advising by two undergraduate advisers, one field study & professional development coordinator and a team of trained student peer advisers.

We offer an abundance of drop-in remote advising, including evenings three nights per week, and limited in-person advising available by appointment. Please go to our advising calendar to make an appointment for in-person advising and find links to drop-in remote advising.

Economics Advising Availability

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Undergraduate Economics Virtual Drop-in Advising hours: Virtual advising hours are Monday-Friday as well as evenings three nights per week. Please go to our advising calendar to check for times and to make an appointment.

  • Remote advising is available by email, phone or ZOOM (video-conferencing) during the advising hours listed above. Please call (831-459-2028/831-459-5028), or click on the advising calendar to make an appointment or drop in to a remote-advising meeting.

In-person Advising Appointments

  • In-person advising by prior appointment for green badge holders will be available after in-person instruction has resumed.
  • Students make an appointment via Slug Success for in-person advising, arrive to their appointment on-time, properly masked, present their photo ID and green badge. Campus requires proper masking at all times in shared spaces. Please visit Slug Strong for COVID saftely compliance to obtain your green badge prior to your appointment. Appointment instructions and links are on our advising calendar below.
  • Sorry, in-person "drop-in" advising is not available.

Meet and Connect with Our Peer Advisers!

Title Name Contact
Staff Undergraduate Adviser 1 Benjamin Hernandez econ_ugrad_coor@ucsc.edu
Staff Undergraduate Adviser 1 Lisa Morgan econ_ugrad_coor@ucsc.edu
Staff Undergraduate Adviser 1 Inga Tromba econ_ugrad_coor@ucsc.edu
Professional Development Coordinator 2 Sheila McKnight econintern@ucsc.edu

1The undergraduate advisers are responsible for resolving all issues related to advising including the following:

  • determining the acceptance of transfer courses
  • satisfaction of major requirements
  • determining honors in the major
  • handling curricular matters

2The professional development coordinator is responsible for resolving all issues related to the following:

  • field study orientations
  • field study applications
  • resume/cover letter review
  • basic career advising (job search strategy, mock interviews, etc.)

    *Note: academic advising is not provided by the professional development coordinator.

Trained student peer advisers are available to assist student peers with:

  • personal academic plans
  • general questions about the majors and courses
  • major declaration assistance
  • Study Abroad Department approval forms

Professional Development/Field Study Advising hours:
Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m., Thursday 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon or by appointment; (831) 459-5301; econintern@ucsc.edu. Please see the calendar below to join a Zoom field study or professional development advising meeting!
 

Title Name Contact
Faculty Undergraduate Programs Director & Chair

Carlos Dobkin

cdobkin@ucsc.edu

Faculty Business Management Programs Director

Kenneth Kletzer

kkletzer@ucsc.edu

Faculty Economics Programs Director

Grace Steadmon

wg7@ucsc.edu

Faculty Global Economics Program Director

Grace Steadmon

wg7@ucsc.edu

Faculty Accounting Path Director

Kevin Jones

kekjones@ucsc.edu

The program directors are responsible for resolving all issues related to advising including the following:

  • connecting students with independent research and senior thesis opportunities
  • advising for graduate school preparation
  • matching courses with personal and career interests

Economics Calendar

Our advising calendar below presents our advising schedule and instructions on how to access our trained student peer advisers, professional advising staff by appointment (required for in-person advising) and drop-in remote advising over Zoom. We offer an abundance of drop-in remote advising M-F, including evenings three nights per week, and limited in-person advising available by appointment.

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