Upcoming Events


    Spring Quarter, 2018


  • April 13, 2018

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    Drop-in Career Hub

    Friday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Engineering 2, Rm 405G.  Attention Econ students! Here comes the fastest, simplest way for you to get timely career assistance! Whether you are exploring career interests, looking for internships/jobs, enhancing your resume/cover letter, seeking interviewing or networking tips or preparing for graduate school, the Career Coach Karen Lin from the Career Center will be here to share tips and discuss strategies with you!

    No appointment needed. Maximum 15 minutes for each economics student. First come, first served. Economics students of all levels are welcome.  

    Karen graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a master's degree in higher education. Prior to joining UCSC, she gained eight years of work experience in graduate business school admission consulting and she is familiar with accounting, finance, and consulting industries.  

  • April 20, 2018

  • Donuts with the Dean

    Friday, April 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Humanities/Social Sciences, Room 450.  Dean Katharyne Mitchell invites undergraduate students in economics and all Social Science Division majors to this special office hour with donuts and coffee!  This will be a great opportunity for you to meet and ask her questions in an informal setting.

  • April 25, 2018

  • Pizza & UCSC-Barcelona University Exchange Info Session

    Wednesday, April 25 from 5:15 p.m.-6:16 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499.  This free event is oriented to any economics majors considering study abroad. UCSC has established a direct exchange program with Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.  Availability of scholarships will be discussed.

    Favorable RSVP by way of this survey is needed on/before SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018. PIZZA and beverages will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the presentation.


  • April 26, 2018

  • Pizza & Accounting Information Night

    Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 180 (Similarium).  Come enjoy some PIZZA and learn about the possible career paths in the accounting field by successful individuals in the profession!  This is a free event and is oriented to frosh and sophomore economics majors.

    Raffle Prize (must be present to win):  $100 Benjamin Franklin

    Presentations will be given by but not limited to:

    Tyler Spalding (UCSC Alumni), Tax Partner from Deloitte
    Kenny Pham, Audit Senior from Frank Rimerman
    Jonelle Sethman-Blake, Internal Auditor from Synopsys

    Please submit your favorable RSVP online by Monday, April 23, 2018.


  • April 28, 2018

  • Economics Alumni Reception

    Saturday, April 28 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. After a brief introduction and short presentation, enjoy a continental breakfast while mingling with other alumni and Economics Department faculty, staff, and current students.

    Register online at: http://alumniweekend.ucsc.edu/sessions/econ-alumni-reception


  • May 2, 2018

  • Information Session for Prospective CPAs by Wiley CPAexcel

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 6:00 p.m. in the Cervantes & Velasquez Conference Room (at the UCSC Career Center).  Considering a career as a CPA?  Join CPA Carla Ng for this presentation on Wiley CPAexcel during which she’ll discuss the CPA license, exam essentials, study tools, and new 2018 changes. Hosted by the Accounting Association student organization. All students are welcome. Contact: ucscima@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/ucscaccounting/  

    Carla Ng is a CPA and regional director for Wiley Efficient Learning. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara and began her career at PwC in Orange County, California.  She worked in the field of audit for about three years before leaving to work in private accounting for another year.  She also worked as a financial software consultant just prior to joining Wiley to work in business development.  Ms. Ng is a member of CalCPA and the Project Management Institute.

  • May 10, 2018

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    Drop-in Career Hub

    Thursday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm 405G.  Attention Econ students! Here comes the fastest, simplest way for you to get timely career assistance! Whether you are exploring career interests, looking for internships/jobs, enhancing your resume/cover letter, seeking interviewing or networking tips or preparing for graduate school, the Career Coach Karen Lin from the Career Center will be here to share tips and discuss strategies with you! 

    No appointment needed. Maximum 15 minutes for each economics student. First come, first served. Economics students of all levels are welcome.  

    Karen graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a master's degree in higher education. Prior to joining UCSC, she gained eight years of work experience in graduate business school admission consulting and she is familiar with accounting, finance, and consulting industries.  

  • May 11, 2018

  • Lunch & Spring Quarter Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Friday, May 11, from 12 noon to 1 p.m., in Engineering 2, room 499.  Lunch will be provided!  This free event is oriented to all undergraduate economics majors and will include research presentations by two faculty members followed by a question and answer period.

    Please record your favorable RSVP here by 4 p.m., Monday, May 7.

     


  • May 14, 2018

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    CAFIN Spring Lecture

    Monday, May 14 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 180 (Simularium).  "Beyond the Cryptocurrency Bubble: Accounting for Blockchain in the Post-Crisis Global Economy" presented by William “Bill” Maurer is dean of the School of Social Sciences and professor of anthropology; criminology, law and society; and law at the University of California, Irvine.

    The first part of this talk will chronicle the cryptocurrency phenomenon; the second part will be more analytical in nature and ask, how can we situate blockchain in light of the history of accounting technologies? Open to all members of the UCSC community.


  • May 29, 2018

  • Drop-in Office Hours with Becker

    Tuesday, May 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm 405G.  Attention Econ students!  Xavier Gamez, Account Manager at Becker Professional Education, will be holding office hours for any students interested in learning more about the CPA process and the four exams.  Information including quarter/semester unit breakdown of courses, requirements to sit and to be licensed, discussion about firm requirements, expectations, information and any other questions or concerns regarding the pathway to the CPA.

    No appointment needed. Maximum 15 minutes for each economics student. First come, first served. Economics students of all levels are welcome.  

  • Winter Quarter, 2018


  • January 12 - March 16, 2018

  • Graduate Professional Development Workshop Series

    UCSC Graduate Division is hosting a series of professional development workshops for graduate students. Pre-registration is required for most events.

    Please check the Graduate Horizons website for more information.


  • January 25, 2018

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    Drop-in Resume Review with Career Coach

    Thursday, January 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 405A.  You’ve converted your curriculum vitae to a resume, you’ve attended a resume-building workshop, you’ve had peers, family and/or mentors review and edit it. Have one more person, a Career Center career coach, review it before you present it to a prospective employer.

    No appointment needed. Maximum 15 minutes for each economics student. First come, first served. Open to economics undergraduate and graduate students.

    Karen graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a master's degree in higher education. Prior to joining UCSC, she gained eight years of work experience in graduate business school admission consulting and she is familiar with accounting, finance, and consulting industries.  


  • January 26, 2018

  • Career Opportunities in Wealth Management and Investments

    Friday, January 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 406.  A presentation from UCSC alums Colin Mark-Griffin (Welton Investment) and Maximilian Ortiz (U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management), on career opportunities in wealth and management investments.  Seating is limited so please record your favorable reply online by Monday, January 22, 2018.

    Colin Mark-Griffin is the manager of trading operations and oversight at Welton Investment Partners in Carmel, California. Welton is a multi-strategy quant hedge fund managing assets in futures, foreign exchange, and equity markets. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation, a certificate in computer programming from the University of Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension, and two B.A.'s from the University of California, Santa Cruz in business management economics and environmental studies.

    Max Ortiz is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Max joined the firm in May of 2017, and has over seven years of investment, credit, and banking experience supporting the needs of high net worth individuals and their families, as well as charitable organizations.  Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Max worked at Hall Capital Partners in Sam Francisco from 2012-2017 in their portfolio management group. From 2010-2012, he worked at Western Asset Management company, a leading fixed-income firm. Max earned his B.A. degree in politics from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009.


  • February 9, 2018

  • Donuts with the Dean

    Friday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 499.  Dean Katharyne Mitchell invites undergraduate students in economics and all Social Science Division majors to this special office hour with donuts and coffee!  This will be a great opportunity for you to meet and ask her questions in an informal setting.

  • February 20, 2018

  • UC Davis M.S. Program in Accounting Information Session

    Tuesday, February 20, from 5:15 p.m. to 6:16 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 499.  Are you interested in hearing about the M.S. program in accounting that UC Davis offers?  This free event is oriented to economics majors considering the accounting path and CPA license.  Please record your favorable reply online by Friday, February 16, 2018 to ensure adequate pizza and refreshments.

  • February 22, 2018

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    Drop-in Resume Review with Career Coach

    Thursday Febrruary 22, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 405G.  You’ve converted your curriculum vitae to a resume, you’ve attended a resume-building workshop, you’ve had peers, family and/or mentors review and edit it. Have one more person, a Career Center career coach, review it before you present it to a prospective employer.

    No appointment needed. Maximum 15 minutes for each economics student. First come, first served. Open to economics undergraduate and graduate students.

    Karen graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a master's degree in higher education. Prior to joining UCSC, she gained eight years of work experience in graduate business school admission consulting and she is familiar with accounting, finance, and consulting industries.  


  • February 22, 2018

  • Academic Senate 52nd Annual Faculty Research Lecture: Featuring Carl Walsh

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the UCSC Music Recital Hall. Economics Distinguished Professor Carl Walsh has been elected to deliver the 52nd Annual Faculty Research Lecture, entitled, "From Great Inflation to the Great Recession and Beyond: The Interplay of Monetary Theory and Policy." A reception in the lobby will follow the lecture. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

  • February 23, 2018

  • Grad Slam

    Friday February 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the UCSC Music Recital Hall. Our very own Ph.D. student, Eilin Francis, has been selected as a finalist in the annual Grad Slam. A competition also referred to as the 3-Minute Thesis Challenge,* challenges graduate students to present years worth of academic research in a concise, compelling, three-minute talk to a non-expert audience. It encourages students to clarify their ideas and help others understand and appreciate the significance of their research or other graduate work. A reception follows for competitors and audience.


  • February 27, 2018

  • Winter Quarter Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Social

    Tuesday, February 27, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 499.  Please join us for our winter quarterly!  This event is open to economics undergraduate declared and proposed majors and economics faculty and staff, which will feature research presentations by a small selection of economics faculty and a question & answer period.  Seating is limited so please record your favorable reply online by Friday, February 16, 2018 (or sooner if filled to capacity).


  • February 28, 2018

  • Giving Day

    Thursday, February 28, from 12 midnight to 11:59 p.m. online.  Please help us raise funds for student fellowships on this Giving Day 2018. We are focusing our fundraising efforts on three groups:  global economics undergraduate majors, students pursing the CFA license and economics Ph.D. students.


  • March 14, 2018

  • CAFIN Center for Analytical Finance Lecture

    Wednesday, March 14 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM in Engineering 2, room 180 Similarium. Please join Professor Albert (Pete) Kyle from the University of Maryland at his talk, "Toward a Fully Continuous Exchange".