Economics Outreach

Your connection to the Department of Economics remains long after you graduate!

Alumni use campus libraries, attend lectures, visit the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery, listen to KEXP and KUOW, attend Husky football and basketball games, and enjoy the return of the cherry blossoms every spring. Others mentor undergraduate students, serve on program advisory boards, guest lecture in economics classes, and support the Department through gifts to scholarships, programs, and initiatives.

Learn more about:

  • Economics Undergraduate Mentorship Program: this program links undergraduate economics students during their with mentors in order to help them develop life and career skills through the guidance of seasoned professionals.
  • Women in Economics: this group seeks to expand networking and educational opportunities for women who work in economics, study economics, or have general interest in the field.
  • Economics Visiting Committee: recognizing the UW’s vital regional role in economics education and public policy formation, members of the Visiting Committee provide a stable and significant source of funding, actively advising the Chair and other faculty on any matters in which they are seeking outside input, advocate on behalf of the Department to the business community and in civic arenas, and share their experience and expertise with students as mentors, instructors, and internship advisers.
  • Distinguished Alumni Award: established in 1985, the Department of Economics Distinguished Alumnus award recognizes an alumnus or alumna whose professional achievements and cumulative contributions have brought personal distinction, enhanced the profession, improved the welfare of the general public, and brought honor to their alma mater.
  • Notable Economics Alumni: the Department of Economics is proud to have many distinguished alumni among its thousands of graduates.