Lunch & Career Exploration Events

Friday, February 22 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499.

How about a free lunch while you learn of the young career path of a UCSB & CalPoly economist?  Join us as Reed Kamsler, data scientist at UBER answers your questions and gives us insight into post graduate opportunities for newly graduated economists. 

This event is open to our family of economics declared and proposed majors, and will feature a presentation by Reed Kamsler followed by a question & answer period driven by you.

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. 
RSVP was required by Monday, February 11th. 

Friday, March 1, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. 

Join us as Hector Gonzalez, UCSC alum, answers your questions and gives us the inside information of working in economics fields. Enjoy a free lunch and hear real life advice and tips from a fellow alum. 

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, February 18th. Please RSVP here for the March 1st event 

Contact Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze at for assistance. 

But wait, there's more! 

The Economics Department puts on events like these (and many more) every quarter. Browse our department events page and see what looks interesting. We strive to secure a variety of speakers and topics so if there is anything that you are looking for but have not found, share your feedback with Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze at

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