Upcoming Events


    Fall Quarter, 2018


  • September 24, 2018

  • M.S. APEF Department Orientation

    Monday, September 24, 10 a.m.-12 noon, JBaskin 152.


  • September 25, 2018

  • Undergraduate Economics Department Welcome/Orientation

    This orientation is extremely beneficial for all newly admitted frosh, transfers and international students.  All and any students who are interested in our economics majors should attend.

  • September 25, 2018

  • International Graduate Student Orientation -- Hosted by ISSS

    New graduate students are required to attend an orientation with ISSS and Title XI Training on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Media Theater.


  • September 28, 2018

  • Economics Welcome Back Social

    Friday, September 28 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in Engineering 2, 4th floor lobby.
    This meet and greet event is open to Economics Department graduate students, faculty and staff.


  • October 3, 2018

  • Meet the Firms -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, October 3 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in College 9 & 10 Multipurpose room. Are you a Business Management Economics or Economics student looking to work for an accounting firm as an audit or tax associate? This is your chance to meet with representatives from accounting firms and government entities to find out about career opportunities. Bring multiple copies of your resume, MUST be dressed professionally (suit is preferred attire), and be prepared to interview. Student ID is required for entrance.

  • October 7, 2018

  • Softball, bat and glove

    Economics Department Annual Picnic & Softball Game

    The Economics Annual Picnic and Softball Game will be held at Grant Street Park in Santa Cruz.
    Limited to the Economics Department faculty, staff, and graduate students.

    RSVPs are required.

  • Period of October 12, 2018 - October 25, 2018

  • Field Study Orientations

    Now is the time to start considering a winter and/or spring 2019 economics field study/internship!

    The Economics Department offers you a unique opportunity—a field study program associated with the major while satisfying the PR-S general education requirement. You can receive up to 10 units of credit* (most internships are five-units and you also have an option of doing a two-unit internship) while gaining valuable work experience and exploring potential career paths.  Field study is open to M.S. students, declared UC Santa Cruz economics, global economics, business management economics, and our combined majors, who have successfully completed Econ 100A/M, 100B/N, and 113.

    We are holding four orientations for you to come learn more about this opportunity. All orientations are held in Engineering 2, room 406.  To view all dates and times, please check out the field study calendar.


  • October 15, 2018

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Monday, October 15, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the West Field House. Representatives from Graduate and Professional School programs throughout the United States and abroad will be present to answer questions and provide information regarding graduate admissions, individual programs and their school. Come learn more about options and planning ahead for grad school.

    On the day of the event remember to:

    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss full-time jobs and internships

  • October 22, 2018

  • A Forum on the Santa Cruz Housing Crisis: Rent Control and Other Proposed Solutions

    Monday, October 22 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Kresge Town Hall. With speakers from the Departments of Economics and Sociology including Professors Donald Wittman, Jesse Cunha, Ajay Shenoy, Miriam Greenberg, Steve McKay, and Chris Benner.  This event will be moderated by Katharyne Mitchell, Dean of Social Sciences.

    This will be a forum including the details of Santa Cruz's housing crisis, and how rent control initiatives fit into the range of policy tools which will delve into the nuance to show how it is much more complicated than that.

    Sponsored by the Department of Economics, Department of Sociology, Division of Social Sciences, and the Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation. For more information, click here.

  • 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.

    On the day of the event remember to:

    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need to contact fairs@ucsc.edu5+ 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)

  • CANCELLED: October, 26, 2018

  • Lunch & Undergraduate Economics Career Exploration Event

    This event has been rescheduled for Friday, March 1, 2019.

  • November 2, 2018

  • Donuts with the Dean

    Friday, November 2 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in the Humanities & Social Sciences Building, room 450.  Dean Katharyne Mitchell invites all social sciences undergraduate students to donuts and coffee.  Please come for all or part of the time, with questions or ideas, for an informal discussion.  No RSVP required.

  • November 2, 2018

  • Lunch & Graduate School Planning and Applications Panel

    Friday, November 2, 2018 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499.  An economics faculty panel, along with our graduate programs’ coordinator, will present information and answer your questions regarding their experiences in applying to graduate school, what they look for in graduate admissions applications, and recommendations on how to prepare in advance.

    RSVP is required by Tuesday, October 16 to reserve your seat and lunch. https://goo.gl/forms/dFNnqVtPqun8JGZ42

  • November 15, 2018

  • Donuts and VITA Tabling

    Thursday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in Engineering 2, fourth floor lobby next to the Economics Department.  Are you interested in how you can volunteer and help our community while gaining practical experience and helping others with real-life issues?  Please join Kassandra Flores, business management economics alum and coordinator for United Way of Santa Cruz County, for Q&A on why the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program may be for you. 

    The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. You will receive training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need this assistance.  If you qualify for our field study program, you may also be able to earn units and satisfy the PR-S general education requirement.

    Donuts will be provided and RSVP is not required!

  • November 16, 2018

  • Pizza and M.S. Info Session

    Friday, November 16, 2018 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499.  Lunch will be provided for favorable RSVPs who attend!  Are you interested in some free pizza while learning about a one-year master's of science degree in applied economics and finance (APEF)?

    Rob Fairlie, professor and M.S. APEF Director will lead this lunch hour talk and answer your questions about this graduate program option.

    Seating is lmited, and therefore favorable RSVP is required immediately and by Monday, November 12. Your replies also help us to order proper amounts of food so no one leaves hungry! 

    https://goo.gl/forms/sV6amFLZbvTYRhbH3


  • November 27, 2018

  • Pizza & Barcelona Direct Exchange Info Session

    Tuesday, November 27, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. Have you thought about studying abroad? UC Santa Cruz has established a direct exchange program with Universität Autónoma de Barcelona specifically for students in economics. Find out why this program could be a more affordable alternative to UCEAP and how it can make you a better job candidate as well as possibly change your life. Availability of scholarships will be discussed.

    Favorable RSVP online is needed by Monday, November 19, 2018. Pizza and beverages will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the presentation.

  • Winter Quarter, 2019


  • March 1, 2019

  • Lunch & Undergraduate Economics Career Exploration Event

    Friday, March 1, 2019 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 will be required. Please check back in winter quarter to register for the event.