Upcoming Events


    Spring Quarter 2020


  • April 13-17, 2020

  • Economics Field Study Information Sessions

    Did you know that you can receive academic credit for an economics-related internship? And satisfy your PR-S requirement at the same time? Whether you already have an internship under your belt, or you are looking to secure one before graduation, field study may be the perfect fit.

    We are offering the following info sessions on summer 2020 and fall 2020 field study:
    • Monday, April 13: 10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
    • Tuesday, April 14: 10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
    • Thursday, April 16: 12:30p.m. - 1:30p.m.
    • Friday, April 17: 2:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

    We will cover the usual topics--how to apply, are you eligible, etc.--as well as what field study will look like in the wake of COVID-19 and social distancing.

    RSVP online here to attend any of the info sessions listed above. This free virtual event is open to declared, affiliated or soon-to-be-affiliated UCSC Economics students. The Zoom meeting link will be provided upon favorable RSVP. Please do your best to RSVP at least 24 hours prior to the info session you wish to attend, in order to receive the Zoom URL in a timely manner.

    Questions? Email Jasmine Graze at econintern@ucsc.edu.

  • April 21, 2020

  • Spring Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., by way of Zoom.

    Join us for presentations by Professor Laura Giuliano, “What I love about being a labor economist,” and Steve Owen, lecturer, "My Story So Far, Research Interest in Internet Privacy and the Impact of COVID-19 on Graduates."

    Please record your favorable RSVP by 5 p.m., Friday, April 17 here.


  • April 28, 2020

  • Wiley CPA Info Session

    Interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? Join Carla Ng, Wiley Efficient Learning Regional Director, for an important info session! Learn about the CPA license, exam essentials, and application and examination process.

    We will meet via Zoom on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020 from 12-1pm PST

    But wait, there's more: those who favorably RSVP and attend the event are eligible to win two FREE sections of Wiley CPA's review course. A minimum of twenty attendees are required for the event to qualify for Wiley's raffle. RSVP ASAP below! 

    This free event is open to declared UCSC economics undergraduate and graduate students. RSVP is required by Tuesday, April 21st. RSVP online here. The Zoom meeting URL will be emailed out within 1-2 business days of your favorable RSVP. 

    Questions? Email Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu


  • April 29, 2020

  • Economics Trasfer Student Focus Group Invitation

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., by way of Zoom.

    Join us for a Zoom conversation hosted by Professor Kenneth Kletzer, Undergraduate Adviser Lisa Morgan, and Lead Peer Adviser Martin Barajas, who aim to ease your transition, support you to get the most out of your education, and help you to graduate on time.

    Please record your favorable RSVP by 5 p.m., Monday, April 27 here.


  • May 6, 2020

  • Remote Working & Hiring with Tortuga's CEO

    Fred Perrotta is an entrepreneur, traveler, and remote work evangelist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Tortuga and has worked remotely for a decade. Safe to say, he has some great advice to share when it comes to transitioning to telecommuting! Fred is also passionate about hiring, and wants to tell you all about applying and interviewing. So, come join us for a hiring manager's perspective on online job searching and applications, virtual interviews and more.

    We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 6th from 9:30-10:30am PST

    This free virtual event is open to declared economics undergraduate and graduate UCSC students. RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 5th at 5pm PSTRSVP online here for the May 6th event. Zoom link to be provided within 1 business day upon favorable RSVP. 

    Questions? Email Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu


  • May 13, 2020

  • MBA Info Session feat. UC Davis

    The UC Davis MBA program and the UCSC Department of Economics are happy to host a joint info session. We encourage all students interested in pursuing an MBA post-graduation to attend the session. You will have the opportunity to meet with Admissions Officers and learn more about how an MBA from UC Davis program could fit into your career path. We have Full-Time and Part-Time options located in Davis, San Ramon and Sacramento. 

    We will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13th from 2:30-3:30pm PST

    This free virtual event is open to declared economics undergraduate and graduate UCSC students. RSVP is required by Tuesday, May 12th at 5pm PSTRSVP online here for the May 13th event. Zoom link to be provided within 1 business day upon favorable RSVP. 

    Questions? Email Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu


  • May 26, 2020

  • UC-Wide STEM Virtual Career Fair - Hosted by UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m., online

    Students can register and find more information through Handshake.

    Please keep in mind, this event is for STEM.

    This inaugural UC-Wide Virtual Career Fair allows UCSC and other UC students to engage with local, national, and international employers in a live setting during this time when in-person career fairs are not possible.


  • May 27, 2020

  • UC-Wide Virtual Career Fair - Hosted by UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m., online

    Students can register and find more information through Handshake.

    This inaugural UC-Wide Virtual Career Fair allows UCSC and other UC students to engage with local, national, and international employers in a live setting during this time when in-person career fairs are not possible.

    This event features opportunities in business, humanities, education, social sciences, and more (ie: non-tech jobs). Employers will be recruiting for full-time jobs and internships. Some organizations will be present to give updates on their company offerings and future opportunities.


  • Winter Quarter, 2020


  • January 22, 2020

  • Winter Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Engineering 2, room 499.

    Join us for a presentation from Kai Pommerenke, Lecturer and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The title of Kai’s presentation is, “Finance 101,” and he'll be discussing topics such as: why study finance?; the three areas of finance (corporate finance, investments, and personal finance); what do you do when you work in finance?; and what he CFA designation is.

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


  • January 29, 2020 - Cancelled

  • Pizza & Accounting Careers Path Presentation

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. in the Stevenson Event Center (room 180).

    This event has been cancelled.


  • February 21, 2020

  • Networking with Connext CEO

    Networking, networking, networking. You may have heard that it is important for you to do. Or maybe you heard that 85% of critical jobs are filled through some sort of networking. But what is it, really? Everyone talks about it, but how do you start

    Join Connext CEO René Shimada Siegel as we discuss the Hows, Whys, and Wheres of networking. You may be surprised by how easy it is to get started! 
     
    On Friday, February 21st from 12-1pm in E2/499Siegel is coming back to campus to talk networking, LinkedIn, and how to craft your narrative. 
     
    René Shimada Siegel 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. 

    This event is no longer accepting RSVPs. This free event is open to declared economics undergraduate and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for those who favorably RSVP and attend the event.  

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED


  • March 6, 2020

  • Mentorship for Success

    All aboard the mentorship! 🚢 

    Personal and professional success does not happen in isolation. Individuals can benefit from mentorship relationships at any point in life! This session will help participants understand how mentorship can play a role in your own ‘success story’ and what is needed to start building stronger relationships. Our speaker, Atlas Consulting & Finance COO/Founder Cameo Roberson, will share personal stories, when you should start looking for a mentor or mentee, what qualities to look for, how getting started is easier than you think and how your relationships can be positively impacted in both the short and long term.

    About the speaker
    Golden State Warriors fan, Bay Area native and avid camper, Cameo Roberson built her career working for firms that provide financial planning services to their clients. She realized the vast benefits of mentorship and networking after returning back to school and committed to learning how she could use her gifts and talents to help others succeed. Using the knowledge amassed over 15 years, she then decided to launch her own firm in October 2018 where she helps aspiring entrepreneurs and existing one tap into their vision and build successful businesses. You can learn more about Cameo on her website here

     

    Join Cameo Roberson for a discussion on mentorship on Friday, March 6th from 12:30-1:30 p.m.! This free event is open to declared economics undergraduate and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for those who favorably RSVP and attend the event.  

    Click here to RSVP by Friday, February 28th. Questions? Email Economics Professional Development Coordinator Jasmine Graze at jgraze@ucsc.edu


  • Fall Quarter, 2019


  • September 6, 2019

  • Incoming ECON Ph.D. Department Orientation

    Friday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Engineering 2, room 499.

  • September 12-13, 2019

  • 13th Annual All-California Labor Economics Conference at UC Santa Cruz

    The All-California Labor Economics Conference (ACLEC) brings together labor economists from thoughout California annually to present recent research. Prior conferences have been hosted by USC, Stanford, UCSD, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, RAND, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. This year’s conference will be hosted by UC Santa Cruz and the Institute for Social Transformation on Thursday, September 12th and Friday, September 13th. Laura Giuliano (lgiulian@ucsc.edu) and Robert Fairlie (rfairlie@ucsc.edu) are co-organizing.


  • September 24, 2019

  • M.S. APEF Department Orientation

    Tuesday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Engineering 2, 499.

  • September 24, 2019

  • Undergraduate Economics Department Welcome / Orientation

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

    Frosh - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Media Theater M110.

    Transfer - 11:00 - 1:00 p.m., Media Theater M110.


  • September 25, 2019

  • International Graduate Student Orientation - Hosted by ISSS

    New graduate students are required to attend an orientation with ISSS and Title IX Training on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

    8:00 a.m. -12:00 noon, International Orientation, Classroom Unit 2
    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Title IX (International Students), Classroom Unit 2
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Title IX (Domestic Students), Humanities Lecture Hall
    12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., Mandatory UAW 2865 Teaching Assistants Union Presentation, Humanities Lecture Hall
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Resource Fair, Luncheon and Social, Quarry Amphitheater


  • September 27, 2019

  • brunch of waffles with strawberries

    Economics Welcome Back Social

    Friday, September 26 from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Engineering 2, 4th floor lobby.

    This meet and greet event is open to the Economics Department graduate students, faculty and staff.


  • October 2, 2019

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

    Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m., in the 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 HERE ON CAMPUS with representatives from accounting firms and government entities to find out about career opportunities.

    On the day of the event remember to:
    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need Career Center Access Card)
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss full-time jobs and internships (research companies that interest you)

  • October 6, 2019

  • Picture of softball equipment

    Economics 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.


  • October 21, 2019

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

    Mon, October 21, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Planning to continue your education after UCSC? Come talk to representatives from Graduate and Professional School programs throughout the United States and abroad. At the Graduate & Professional Schools Fair, you can get more information about graduate admissions, individual programs and specific schools you are interested in.

    Representatives from Graduate and Professional School programs throughout the United States will be present to answer questions and provide information regarding graduate admissions, individual programs and their school. These career fairs have been designed for currently enrolled UCSC students.

    On the day of the event remember to:

    1. Dress professionally
    2. Bring your student ID (Alumni need Career Center Access Card)
    3. Bring multiple copies of your resume
    4. Be ready to discuss schools and programs (research programs that interest you)

    Schools Scheduled to Attend:
    • Law Schools
    • Business Schools
    • Science and Engineering Schools
    • Social Sciences, Education, Psychology, and Art Schools
    • Health Sciences School
    • Multidisciplinary Schools

  • October 22, 2019

  • Lunch & Fall Quarterly Economics Faculty & Undergraduate Colloquium

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Engineering 2, room 499.  

    Join us for lunch and a presentation from Scott Anderson, Accounting Lecturer, CPA and partner at Sensiba San Filippo LLP. The title of Scott’s presentation is, “Corporate Sustainability Reporting.” Only three of the top 10 companies in the world were on the same list ten years ago. Over this same period of time, corporate sustainability reporting has evolved and become a priority for institutional investors. As a result, over 90% of the worlds largest 250 corporations report to the public on the status of their sustainability efforts in accordance with an established framework despite being under no obligation to do so. Is sustainability reporting in the future for all businesses?

    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.


  • October 30, 2019

  • Fall Job & Internship Fair -- Hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Career Center

    Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., TBD

    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 (research companies that interest you)

  • November 7, 2019

  • CAFIN Seminar: Vojislav "Max" Maksimovic, University of Maryland

    Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Engineering 2, Room 499

    "The Rise of Star Firms: Intangible Capital and Competition"

    There is a divergence in the returns of top-performing firms and the rest of the economy, especially in industries that rely on a skilled labor force, raising concerns of their market power. We show that the divergence is explained by the mismeasurement of intangible capital. In fact, star firms produce more per dollar of invested capital, have higher growth, innovation, and productivity and are not differentially affected by exogenous competitive shocks than other firms. Their pricing power supports their high intangible capital investment. Some exceptional firms may pose concerns due to their potential to foreclose competition in the future.

    Bio
    Vojislav "Max" Maksimovic is the William A. Longbrake Chair in Finance & Professor of Finance at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. His recent research focuses on how a firm's organizational structure affects the flow of resources across its divisions. He has also worked on how competition in high technology industries determines the timing of initial public offerings. Maksimovic is interested in international finance, specifically in how a country's legal and institutional environment influences the financing and investment by firms. Maksimovic's research has been published in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He is an associate editor of Journal of Financial Intermediations and a past member of the board of directors of the Western Finance Association.


  • November 8, 2019

  • Navigating the "I need experience to get experience" Question

    CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Friday, November 8, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Engineering 2, Room 499

    Lunchtime chat + limited office hours with speaker. 

    We've all been there. Searching for ways to get your foot in the door. Finding the perfect job description, only to realize the employer wants three more years of experience than you have. Rinse and repeat. Here's the question: How do you get experience to GET the experience? How do you navigate this question as you approach graduation and beyond? Join Savannah McLean, Stitch Fix Recruiting Coordinator and UCSC Economics alumna, as we tackle this age-old riddle.

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a presentation by Savannah McLean followed by limited one-on-one office hours with her from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (separate RSVP to come). Lunch will be provided with favorable RSVP and attendance of event. 

    RSVP is required by Wednesday, October 30th. Click here to RSVP

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


  • November 19, 2019

  • M.S. Applied Economics and Finance Information Session

    Interested in careers in business, international and domestic banking, consulting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations? Thinking about grad school options? Come enjoy some light refreshments and learn about the Economic Department's one-year master's program!

    The info session will be held on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 from 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. in Engineering 2, room 499. All undergraduate students are welcome!

    Please favorably RSVP by Friday, November 15 at 5pm. Light refreshments will be provided to those who favorably RSVP and attend the info session.

    RSVP online here


  • December 6, 2019

  • Navigating the "I need experience to get experience" Question

    Friday, December 6, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Engineering 2, Room 499

    Refreshments & chat with speaker. 

    We've all been there. Searching for ways to get your foot in the door. Finding the perfect job description, only to realize the employer wants three more years of experience than you have. Rinse and repeat. Here's the question: How do you get experience to GET the experience? How do you navigate this question as you approach graduation and beyond? Join Hanna Inman, SupplyShift Data Management/Product Specialist and UCSC alumna, as we tackle this age-old riddle.

    This event is open to economics declared and proposed majors and M.S. APEF students, and will feature a conversation led by Hanna Inman. Light refreshments will be provided with favorable RSVP and attendance of event. 

    RSVPs are currently being accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here to RSVP

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