Upcoming Events


    Spring Quarter, 2019


  • April 5, 2019

  • Lunch & Undergraduate Economics Career Exploration Event

    Friday, April 5 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 Friday, March 22nd. Click here to join our waitlist!
    Contact Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu for assistance. 

  • Period of April 15, 2019 - April 19, 2019

  • Field Study Orientations

    Now is the time to start considering a summer 2019 and/or fall 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 with the 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 as well as declared UC Santa Cruz undergraduate juniors and seniors in economics, global economics, business management economics and our combined majors who have successfully completed Econ 100A/M, 100B/N, and 113. Participants** must be in good academic standing, and field study is available as pass/no pass grading only. 

     

    * The units earned through field study participation are applied towards units required to graduate, they do not count towards any major requirements.
    ** Please be advised that F-1 scholars may need to take a few extra steps and we recommend checking in with ISSS about CPT status.
    For additional details, check out our Field Study Orientation Page online here and attend an informational orientation! 

     

    We are holding five orientations for you to come learn more about this opportunity. All dates, times and locations are listed in our field study calendar


  • April 17, 2019

  • Spring Job & Internship Fair -- Hosted by the Career Center

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. in 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 a summer gig, an internship, gap year program, or a post-graduation career. Employers are looking to meet qualified UC Santa Cruz students from a variety of majors with job skills and knowledge developed in rigorous academic majors.

    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

  • April 19, 2019

  • CAFIN Workshop in Finance

    Friday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, 499. This workshop examines recent advances in theoretical corporate finance. CAFIN will bring leading researchers and facilitate productive discussions for a forum of new ideas. Space is limited, please RSVP here.

    Talks and presentations by:

    Keynote Speaker

    Hayne Leland, UC Berkeley

    Speakers

    Maria Bustamante, University of Maryland

    Zhiyao (Nicholas) Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Alejandro Rivero, University of Texas at Dallas

    Yuri Tserlukevich, Arizona State University

    Patrick Weiss, Vienna University of Economics and Business

    Francesca Zucchi, Federal Reserve Board


  • April 27, 2019

  • Economics Alumni Reception

    Saturday, April 27 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:  https://calendar.ucsc.edu/event/economics_alumni_reception_5643#.XJqmVy3MwwQ

  • May 3, 2019

  • Pizza & LinkedIn Workshop

    Friday, May 3, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. Join us for pizza and learn about LinkedIn with LinkedIn student ambassadors and representatives from Santa Cruz Women in Business. How does LinkedIn’s acquisition of Lynda.com help you to prepare for success, modernize the classroom and ensure you continue to professionally develop? 

    This free event is open to economics undergraduate students. Pizza and beverages will be provided after the event for those who favorably RSVP and attend the event.

    Bring your laptop or electronic device--part of the fun is hands-on learning! 

    RSVP is required by Wednesday, May 1st.  Click here to join our waitlist!


  • May 10, 2019

  • Lunch & Spring Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 499. Join us for lunch and an exclusive experience to network and have an open discussion with Professor and Department Chair Kenneth Kletzer. This is your chance to ask him about anything!

    This free event is open to economics undergraduate declared and proposed majors and economics faculty and staff. Lunch and beverages will be provided for those who favorably RSVP and attend the event.

    RSVP is required by Friday, April 26.  Click here to RSVP online!


  • May 13, 2019

  • Networking Workshop

    Monday, May 13th from 4:00 - 5:00pm in Engineering 2, Room 499.

    Looking for jobs, career advice, connections? (Net)Work it! Gather information about industries and discover options that are a good match to your interests, values and skills. Uncover opportunities that are not on job boards! But, where to start? 

    Let us help de-mystify the process and give you some ideas on where to start. Join René Shimada Siegel, Connext CEO and San Jose State University PR adjunct professor, as she talks about her journey that began in college. 

    René is extremely passionate about empowering colleagues and advocating for the next generation. She is the CEO of Connext, Silicon Valley’s marketing and communications contractor agency. For two decades, her company has made life easier for hundreds of technology clients with specialized contractors ranging from recent grads to senior strategists. Current clients include Adobe, LinkedIn, Google, Salesforce, and Tesla. René also passes on her real-world experience to students as an adjunct public relations professor at San Jose State University. 

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a presentation by René Shimada Siegel followed by a question & answer period driven by you. Refreshments will be provided. 

    RSVP is required by Monday, May 6th. Click here to RSVP online

    Questions? Contact Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze via jgraze@ucsc.edu


  • May 20, 2019

  • Salary Negotiation Panel

    Monday, May 20th from 4:00 - 5:00pm in Engineering 2, Room 499.

    You should be paid what you're worth. Learn how to navigate salary negotiations as a young professional at the Salary Negotiation Panel. Hear from SupplyShift project manager Meredith Kiyomura and career coach/UCSC alumna Yolanda Garcia as they share their experiences and advice for the future. Light refreshments provided at the end with favorable RSVP. 

    From baking in vegan kitchens, to being a real life faerie, and ending (currently) at a tech start up, Meredith Kiyomura has an eclectic work history. All of her positions have taught her the value of self worth, how to be your own advocate, and knowing how to work your strengths. She is honored to be sharing her knowledge with future leaders and innovators from UCSC.
    Yolanda Garcia is a UC Santa Cruz alumna who currently works at the UC Santa Cruz Career Center as a career coach and has an extensive background in Human Resources--a 25 year career in Human Resources as a generalist, manager, regional manager, benefits administrator, recruiter, trainer, employee relations, and safety manager in high-tech, services, agricultural and educational environments. She is delighted to offer guidance to students and looks forward to connecting and speaking candidly about the negotiation process.

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a panel Q&A followed by a question & answer period driven by you. Refreshments will be provided. 

    RSVP by Monday, May 13th. Click here to RSVP online


  • May 21, 2019

  • Economics Department TA Reception

    Tuesday, May 21, from 1:30 - 2:30 pm,  the Economics Department will host a reception to honor and acknowledge our teaching assistants. Refreshments will be provided.

  • June 5, 2019

  • Economics & CAFIN Seminar

    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM at the University Center, Alumni Room
    Urjit Patel, Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
    "The cul-de-sac in Indian Banking: A dominant government sector, limited fiscal space and independent regulation (Is there an 'impossible trilemma’?)

    Dr. Patel served as governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 2016 through 2018 and as deputy governor from 2013 to 2016. In 2014, he chaired an expert panel to revise and strengthen the monetary policy framework of the reserve bank. The final report proposed the inflation-targeting framework implemented by the RBI in 2016. Dr. Patel is an expert on monetary policy and financial sector reform. Urjit Patel received a Ph.D. from Yale University and began his career at the IMF. 

  • June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019

  • Commencement 2019

    Graduation season approaches! Learn more about the actions you need to take in advance in order to attend and participate in the commencement ceremony. 

    Click here for general commencement information

    Click here for the commencement checklist

    Click here for the commencement weekend schedule


  • Winter Quarter, 2019


  • January 23, 2019

  • Government & Nonprofit Job & Internship Fair -- Hosted by the Career Center

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in College 9 & 10 Multipurpose Room.  Network with a variety of companies hiring for full-time positions and internships from government and nonprofit organizations. This career is held in tandem with a physical and biological sciences job fair, making it a diverse, interesting career fair you can attend with your friends, even when they have varied majors. Some companies interview on site during the career fair. 

    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

  • Period of January 22, 2019 - January 28, 2019

  • Field Study Orientation

    Now is the time to start considering a spring 2019 and/or fall 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 with the 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 as well as declared UC Santa Cruz undergraduate juniors and seniors in economics, global economics, business management economics and our combined majors who have successfully completed Econ 100A/M, 100B/N, and 113. Participants** must be in good academic standing, and field study is available as pass/no pass grading only. 

     

    * The units earned through field study participation are applied towards units required to graduate, they do not count towards any major requirements.
    ** Please be advised that F-1 scholars may need to take a few extra steps and we recommend checking in with ISSS about CPT status.
    For additional details, check out our Field Study Orientation Page online here and attend an informational orientation! 

     

    We are holding five orientations for you to come learn more about this opportunity. All dates, times and locations are listed in our field study calendar


  • January 30, 2019

  • Pizza & Accounting Careers Path Presentation

    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 180 (Similarium). Are you interested in learning about possible career paths in the accounting field by successful individuals in the profession? If so, this presentation is for you! This free event is oriented to frosh and sophomore economics majors. Pizza and beverages will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the presentation.

    Please register your favorable reply by 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, via this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/MXSWlHWOEH1QmVmb2

  • February 5, 2019

  • Pizza & UC Davis M.S. Program in Accounting Presentation

    Tuesday, February 5, from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in Engineering 2, Rm. 499.  This free event is oriented to economics majors considering the accounting path and CPA License. Pizza and beverages will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the presentation.

    Please register your favorable RSVP by 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, via this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/fb4VlW4WnsXopjhr2


  • February 20, 2019

  • Winter Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Social

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Engineering 2, room 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 two economics faculty and a question & answer period.

    Faculty presentations will be given by:
    Distinguished Professor Nirvikar Singh and Assistant Professor Chenyue Hu

    Please register your favorable reply by 5 p.m., Friday, February 20, via this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/BRdoq105eTnKYw642


  • March 1, 2019

  • Lunch & Undergraduate Economics Career Exploration Event

    CANCELLED - NEW DATE TO BE DETERMINED

    Check back for news

    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 was required by Monday, February 18th. You may apply to be on the waitlist

    Contact Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu for assistance. 


  • March 8, 2019

  • Prospective Ph.D. Student Admit Day

    Friday, March 8, prospective admitted Ph.D. students are invited to UC Santa Cruz to meet with the faculty and students in the Economics Department. This is an informal event by invitation only.

  • 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.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)

  • 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 limited, 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.