On January 25th, the Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB) put on an economics career fair. The fair invited companies to campus to advertise internships and jobs to our economics students. The fair featured over a dozen companies, including Amazon, Charles Schwab, Point B, and KPMG. Over 200 students visited the fair, exceeding the EUB’s expectations.
“Our decision to put on a career fair is a direct result from our survey that we release to Economic Students at the end of the winter quarter where many students expressed an interest for a career fair.” Former EUB President Adam Noble shared, when asked what had driven them to put on the career fair. “In addition, while there are many opportunities for Econ majors, they are not typically highlighted in some of the other career fairs offered on campus.”
The EUB presents the results of this annual survey to the department’s Visiting Committee each spring. The department’s Visiting Committee has long hoped to increase the internships available to our students, so they were thrilled to help connect the EUB with local companies for the fair. Made up of successful economists in our region, most of whom are also alumni, the Visiting Committee’s goal is to support the department where needed, especially in the area of college to career readiness. It was members of the Visiting Committee that started the mentorship program, and many members have been looking to further expand their influence. They are looking forward to supporting this type of event in the future, and hope to make the career fair an annual event, in partnership with the EUB.
Thank you to the Economics Undergraduate Board, the department’s Visiting Committee, and the representatives from each company who took part, for making the career fair a huge success.